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Author Topic: Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums  (Read 11708 times)

Offline rockinrobin

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Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:18:34 AM »

I have a Maytag Centennial TL Washer (Model# MTW5600TQ1) that will fill with water then agitate but it "won't drain or spin and the Drive Motor just hums". I removed the Drive Motor (from the pump & transmission shaft) and the Motor shaft doesn't spin (it just hums during Spin Mode). I don't hear the Timer running/ticking during Spin Mode. Therefore, if the Motor works fine during Agitation could it be the 'Timer' or  'Capacitor'. I discharged the Capacitor by touching both terminal pins with flat blade screwdriver and the needle on my Analog Meter moved to the right (0 Ohms on the RX1 Setting) but didn't move back to the left side. The Service Manual (P/N 8178628) doesn't give much information on how to test the Timer and I also have a Digital Multimeter.



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Re: Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 10:53:04 AM »
Most likely a bad motor, part # 661600
It takes a lot more to move the tub than it does to simply agitate.
Have you tried running the motor unattached to the tranny?
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Re: Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 01:12:36 PM »
... agitate but it "won't drain or spin and the Drive Motor just hums".
... I removed the Drive Motor (from the pump & transmission shaft) it just hums during Spin Mode
... could it be the 'Timer'
Timer Part # W10111389
« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 01:14:23 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 09:29:01 AM »
To the 2nd Person who replied to my question: Are you sure it's the Timer?

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Re: Maytag Centennial TL Washer won't Drain/Spin Motor Hums
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 10:00:20 AM »
To the 2nd Person who replied to my question: Are you sure it's the Timer?
If the Motor works OK in Agitate, but won't work for Spin, even with the Motor removed,
then yes, it must be the Timer.
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