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NEED HELP WITH GROUND WIRE LOCATIONS - MAYTAG MODEL MAV551EEWW TOP LOAD WASHER

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AdrianBailey34

MAYTAG TOP LOAD WASHER - MODEL MAV551EEWW

I’ve got a Maytag Top Load Washer - Model No. MAV551EEWW - and I’ve recently had to replace the Drain Pump when it became noisey. Before concluding that I needed a new Drain Pump, I had taken the washer almost completely apart (removed wiring connections from control board, removed ground wire screws, removed drive motor, removed drive belt, and finally removed drain hoses/pump) - after receiving the new Drain Pump and installing it, I’ve got everything all but put back together....The ONLY thing I’ve now run into is I cannot remember where all the ground wires either screw/mount onto the frame!! Help!!! There are a total of either four or five ground wire connections - two are located by the drive motor; one connects to the frame of the washer cabinet, the he other connects to the mounting plate for the motor - then the other two or three grounds are up top by the control panel/power cord wiring/front panel/lid switch. Please help me figure it out - I know it’s a grounding issue because I’ve tripped our breaker three times for the outlets/lights in our laundry room upon trying to plug the washer in to test the new pump!
 

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16345Ed

It shouldn’t matter as long as they screw to the frame. The entire frame is a ground connection. 
 

As techs we don’t often do total tear downs. We would have diagnosed the pump and simply replaced it. 
 

The more disassembly, especially unnecessary disassembly, the higher the likelihood of other issues popping up. 
 

Hopefully you haven’t already shorted a electronic component due to the grounding problem. 
 

 

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Ashton

Decades old standard for ground wires are green. Any other color wire connected to ground is a problem and highly likely a electrical shock issue. As Ed mention, ground is ground anywhere on the washer frame. Tripping a breaker means you have connected a live 120 volt wire to ground, shorted to ground. I recommend you unplug the washer and find a local appliance technician to inspect the washer. Be up front on the situation with the tech as electrocution is a possibility. 

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