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Aaron2010

Maytag washer A506 hums but doesn't start until...

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Aaron2010

Good Evening.

I have an old Maytag A506 washer and lately it will not start after filling until I shake the machine of if I have the front cover off, rap the top of the motor with my hand. Then, it works fine.Would this be a motor issue? A Capacitor?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Aaron

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Motorcity Master

If tapping on the motor causes it to start running normal then you've got a bad motor or bad connection in the connector harness. Common on these.  Check the wire plug harness for discolored terminals. I'll pinch them a little and clean them up with terminal cleaner.

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Motorcity Master

 This reminds me of my old service van. I used to keep a hockey stick in the passenger seat--when it wouldn't start I had to slide it underneath and tap on the starter motor a few times, then it would start no problem lol. (I wasn't too cheap to get it replaced, I just didn't have time)

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