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Maytag Performa Washer - Motor Problem
« on: April 27, 2009, 11:26:23 AM »

I have an issue with a motor not working when it is installed, but will work if taken out and turned over.  The problem started one day when I noticed my washer was not spinning and I could smell burnt rubber.  I got to the motor and the belt was bad as well as the pulley.  I ordered a new pulley/belt, installed, and put the motor back on with the belts attached.  I tried to turn it on and it did not work.  You could hear a buzzing sound coming form the motor.  I took the motor out, tested it and it seemed fine.  I plugged it back in and bumped it to see if it turned and it did.  Installed it again, and it would not work.  The motor appears to work with the pulley on top or to the side, but when you turn it over with the pulley on the bottom, nothing happens.  I guess I need a new motor but wanted to check and see if you could confirm and had any other things I could try.  Thanks.

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer - Motor Problem
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 06:16:52 AM »
A motor which will not run in its intended position is bad.
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Re: Maytag Performa Washer - Motor Problem
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 02:05:47 PM »
Ok, thanks.  I bought and installed a new motor now the machine runs noisy.  It appears the noise is coming from the pump.  I'm assuming I need a new pump.  Is this common for the motor to go bad at the same time as the pump?  Thanks

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer - Motor Problem
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 03:29:55 PM »
Actually, yes...however it was the locked up pump that caused the motor damage this time. Since they are directly connected in the drive system, a failure of one component can sometimes affect another.
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Re: Maytag Performa Washer - Motor Problem
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:34:39 AM »
ok thanks again for your help