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Member Since 12 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 04 2014 08:46 PM

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Maytag LA3910 washer motor smokes

13 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Yes, its old but what a good runner its been.  I'd like to keep it going.  My tenants complained it was leaking so I pulled it out in the garage and ran it with the front panel off and top up to isolate the leak.  I ran it with a tub full of just water.  I found the leak (siphon valve) but when trying to run the spin cycle for the second or third time the motor started smoking and shut off.  After awhile I tried again and it started smoking and shut off.  I drained the water by hand and tried it again and it ran.  Later I tried a full cycle again with water and it ran through the whole cycle without a problem.


Is my motor going bad?  Could it be anything else like the transmission binding or something?  There are no unusual noises at all coming from the machine.  Any thoughts?


Its a top loader and I've replaced the tub seal and belts years ago.  Other than that, no other problems or repairs.

Miele dishwasher gets stuck in wash and rinse cycles

12 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

I have a Miele G865SC-i dishwasher that get stuck in the 'Main wash' cycle. The knob just sits there and it continues to wash and wash and wash... We're talking hours upon hours and the knob doesn't move. If I manually advance it past the 'Main wash' cycle, its cycles through the 'Interim rinse' cycle and gets stuck again at the 'Final rinse' cycle and just rinses and rinses and rinses... If I manually advance it through that, it goes through the 'Drying' cycle all the way to 'End' and stops, but the water never drains out of it.

I can find very little information on the web. Something about water in a lower pan that needs to be drained but I'm not sure how to get at it. I guess the service manual would help if anyone can point me to it. Any thoughts?

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