January 7th, 2012, 07:59 AM
Amana Washer Stops Mid-Cycle
My Amana NAV5800AWW washer was stopping mid-cycle (right about mid-way through the wash cycle). If I tried to restart it right away, it was dead, but after waiting a few minutes, it would restart, then cut off again after a few seconds. I figured it was a bad timer, so I bought a used one off of ebay and changed it. I ran the washer and it did exactly the same thing as with the original timer.
I then thought the motor was overheating as it was fairly hot to the touch (the thing is, I’m not experienced with washer motors, so maybe what I thought was too hot was really normal). So I took the belt and pump off and ran the motor with no load on it. In that mode, when I turn it on spin, the motor runs for about 5-10 seconds, then cuts off, but then it will restart again by itself about 10 seconds later.
Is this a case of a bad motor or a second bad timer something else?
Last edited by Hannibal; January 7th, 2012 at 08:07 AM.
January 7th, 2012, 08:18 AM
Certainly sounds like a motor overheating and shutting off on it's built in safety/thermal switch.
Make sure everything moves freely and the belt is intact.
Drive motor assembly with pulley, 2 speed Manufacturer Number 27001215
January 7th, 2012, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. Are there any tests I can run to be 100% sure it's the motor before I spend $189 for the part?
January 7th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Make sure nothing is locking/seizing up.
Make sure everything moves freely and the belt is intact
Run until it quits...power to the motor and no go is new motor time.
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