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Maytag MAH4000AWW washer - Motor will not run

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Maytag MAH4000AWW - Motor will not run.  Timeline:  over 4 weeks growling sound increased with motor running.  Inspection with belt off, motor turned freely.  Large pulley tightly attached. Turning large pulley the bearings felt very good, I have installed many bearings never in a washer.  New belt installed (1.5 inches shorter/smaller)changed sound somewhat but motor could not speed up to spin. Manually helping motor to accelerate somewhat successful.  electrical control panel all good.  While contemplating next step and watching the  motor makes dead stop.  Take off belt, same inspection results as before. 

20 years old --- junk it?

Thank you !

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Sounds like a motor control board fault and or motor - depending on model/serial number/series you either replace the control board or a kit that contains a new motor and controller to match.

The growling noise is usually from one of the motor drive phases on the board failing - then it finally blew the fuse on the motor control board.

Don't know if these are still available or not.

Probably could find good used ones on Ebay.

These are usually pretty easy to check the control board and motor by disconnection all the connectors from the motor control except for the motor cable, hook a cheater cord to motor control Line 1 and Neutral terminals and the motor should run in a slow tumble continuously until power is removed.

Edited by Budget Appliance Repair

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