Maytag Washer shuts off before it drains
Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:11 PM
Washes but drains partially, then shuts off.
We have tried spin cycle, it starts to rotate if partly full and then shuts off. If no water in tub, it spins and spins and spins. We have checked all the hoses, no panties. New pump, but no change. It does attempt to pump water out, we can hear it go down the drain, but it quits and shuts off if there is anything in the tub.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:59 PM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:24 PM
I asked hubbie about the motor and he said that overload would also explain the smell.
And yes, I would appreciate being hooked up to the correct motor
Its a maytag washer, model a608. Its an old monster but has worked great through two generations of our family.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 01:20 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:55 PM
The motor is overheating and its internal thermal overload is kicking it out. You can confirm this my checking to see if voltage is still present at the motor when it kicks out during the spin, as you described.
Did you do this confirmatory test that I recommended in a previous post?
Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:14 PM
No, she didn't tell me about any test.
I have a VOM, Do I need to check across any piticular connections or will the "wet finger" test work?
Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:33 PM
If you don't have a scanner, you can fax the diagram to me at 775-416-4449.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:15 PM
If you see 120v and the motor's not running, that motor is overheating, you may have it wired wrong.
No 120v and you still have water to drain == restricted drain, or slipping pump belt.
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