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Author Topic: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954  (Read 428 times)

Offline Thorning

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Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« on: November 01, 2021, 01:14:20 PM »

 The above model top load Maytag washer was given to me for possible repair as it would not start . The lid  switch wiring  has a fuse that was blown  but a replacement did not fix the problem. I temporarily bypassed  this fuse but no success. I changed out the timer assembly but it was not the solution.  As soon as I push the timer knob to start a cycle my house 110 volt   power supply kicks out the circuit breaker. I cant find a short in the wiring so far and I am looking for suggestions from anyone as to a possible cause. A new timer is not available from the normal sources.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 09:44:05 PM »
I made a mistake on the subject area in regard to the model number.  It should be LAT 9200  BAM not 9600.

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 11:54:46 AM »
I suspected the timer assembly as the problem  and it was replaced with a brand  new one  but the same problem persists, This timer was also supposed to be a direct replacement but when I compared the old and new ones during the installation it was noted that one terminal was missing on the new one for a hookup for the cold water solenoid. The timer will be returned to the dealer for credit and I am now back to square one. Any one able to offer a suggestion for the electric wiring problem ?. All connections have been checked for shorts but none have been found.  ?

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 07:36:29 AM »
The check switch on the lid switch is bad if fuse is blown. Change the whole switch assembly.22001682 part number

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 09:58:23 AM »
I checked the switch in question and found it to be bad. I had another switch of almost the same type which I was able to install with a slight amount of terminal rewire work. Everything seems t o be working properly now. I am very grateful for your assistance.   I had previously checked the other switch that is part of that assembly but did not check the one you mentioned. I wonder why Maytag did it that way as it seems like a belt and suspenders design IMO. Again thanks a lot.

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 10:08:25 AM »
The switch design was to allow lid to be open while gilling and a safety so doesn’t allow customers to be injured.

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 12:47:11 PM »
I noted one other circumstance while  running a load of clothes  thru a typical cycle in that the water level switch appears to take a lot of pressure to activate the water shutoff function. Yesterday when I was troubleshooting this machine I disconnected the small hose and blew thru it and it took a lot of pressure to trigger it as compared to a spare but slightly different design used on another brand washer. This other  machine  typically a Speed Queen uses a rotary   dial to adjust the water level and it takes a lot less water or air pressure to trigger it. Should I consider replacement of the older design Maytag  type ?

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2021, 01:15:42 PM »
Before replacing the water level switch, remove the bell chamber/tube that's attached to the outer tub.  I've found that an accumulation of "crude in the chamber can cause your issue withe the water level switch.  Good luck!

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2021, 02:20:44 PM »
I did not take the tube off the side of the wash basket but rather I  blew thru the hose to check for an obstruction. There was none detected.  Also  I used a similar small hose  connected directly on to the water sensing device /chamber . It still takes  a lot more air pressure  to activate it than the model using the rotary dial type adjustment. I dont have a manometer to check the pressure  but it seems to be quite a bit of difference.

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Re: Maytag washer model LAT9600BAM with s/n B8325954
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2021, 12:25:04 PM »
the original device was reinstalled and the washer checked for proper operation. It works properly but the type of load sensing device using a rotary dial is a better design compared to the old Maytag version.