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FIXED A183 Maytag Won't Spin or Drain - Serial 106390VE

JackalBNimble

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Model Number
A183
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
Hello!

My ancient Maytag won't spin or drain. It fills with water just fine. I replaced the pump and drive belts, and it didn't fix it. Then I replaced the whole motor and still no dice. when I move the wheel attached to the motor by hand, it spins the drum and pump just fine. My next thought is to replace the lid switch, but I can hear the timer (for the spin cycle that's supposed to be going) start to tick when I close the lid, and then stop when I open it, which makes me think it must be working. Should I try to replace it anyway? Or is my next step to replace the wiring? It all looks fine, there's no rust in the connections or anything, but maybe there's something I can't see?

It did have a few minor problems before it stopped working, but I don't know if they're related-- sometimes, when I put it in for a wash cycle, it would keep agitating. The timer would keep ticking round and round, but even though the arrow pointed to the rinse and spin cycles, or even made it around to the 'delicates' function, it would just keep agitating until I manually stopped it, then spun it to the start of the rinse cycle, which it would complete and then proceed to the spin cycle and finish normally. I don't know if that's a symptom of a part going bad, the failure of which is causing this new problem. Any ideas of things to try are welcome.

Thanks,
Jack
 
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jeff1

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Hi,

My ancient Maytag won't spin or drain.

What happens instead?

sometimes, when I put it in for a wash cycle, it would keep agitating. The timer would keep ticking round and round, but even though the arrow pointed to the rinse and spin cycles, or even made it around to the 'delicates' function, it would just keep agitating until I manually stopped it, then spun it to the start of the rinse cycle, which it would complete and then proceed to the spin cycle and finish normally.

Normally a timer issue.
Timer is NLA ( No Longer Available ).

jeff sr.
 

jeff1

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JackalBNimble

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Being dead, could be the timer causing both issues.
But the timer will advance through the cycle-- the motor just never goes. The timer will spin through the whole cycle, and the tub will fill at the right point in the cycle. The agitator just never starts, and the tub never spins. Could that still be a timer issue?
 

jeff1

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Burnt timer contacts yes....the timer motor makes the timer move but doesn't do anything for the washers functions.

jeff sr.
 

JackalBNimble

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The timer finally arrived today(the second one I ordered, since the first never came) and it works! The gears in the timer sound a little creaky, but I'm not gonna mess with success. Thanks so much!
 
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