Originally Posted by jws68
I was having problems with my washer stalling with 17 minutes left in cycle and running on that cycle for like 20 minutes sometimes. I read if could be the control board so i bought one from here and replaced it and it still does the same thing. I was wondering if there is any other reason it would be doing this. I am sure everything is hooked up right and checked everything and it all looks good to me. If anyone has any helpfull ideas would love to hear them.
Please note: I am no expert. This is what I think. On a Maytag Atlantis this time period is when the electric motor reverses and releases the brake and the tub starts spinning to damp dry the clothes. If the brake did not release, the motor would be stalled creating the odor you describe and hopefully the motor's thermal circuit breaker would open before the motor was ruined. A person could put a mirror under the washer during this time period and see if this was actually the case (motor is stalled...pully not spining). The way I understand they work is the motor is 2 speed forward and 2 speed reverse. This is a way to get the washer transmission to do the requirement with fewer parts. If this is found to be the case, check out the brake. I used 2 C-clamps to get the brake apart as the spring has 200 pound force and the thing would come apart in your face if you just unscrewed the 6 screws holding it together...You can use the C-clamps to release the pressure gradually and with "no excitement".
Plus you aren't out the 70 dollars for the designed tool for this, that you probably won't use that often. It wold be a great service if a person could rent tools along with buying parts...Hint, Hint, APP!!!
Hope this observation helped. Rex