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Old 01-30-2013, 05:44 PM
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Model Number: mav4057aww   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hi, I'm new here and glad i found this forum. I have a very old maytag that has been dead reliable but i wanted a "newer" one as i fear the ancient one will die soon. I found this 4057 on craigslist and bought it knowing it had issues. I'm not sure if i have a timer or motor issue here but i seems the motor will not run low speed. It will fill and then buzz. If i rotate the dial to the empty zone it will empty and spin high speed. I've read on different forums that it could be either the motor or timer. I'm looking for advice as to how to rule one or the other out. I'm an ase master auto tech by trade so i'm handy with a meter but need to know what wires to test under what conditiond. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanx in advance,
Ron


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Old 01-30-2013, 08:00 PM
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In the whites and colors cycle, it is supposed to agitate in high speed for the first part of the cycle and then switch to slow til end of agitate. Have you tried agitate in all three cycles? (whites, colors, delicates). You can test slow speed by going to spin in delicate cycle which should be slow speed. To switch between agitate and spin, the motor direction is reversed. This is accomplished by reversing polarity of the start winding in the motor which is done through two sets of timer contacts.

I'm not all that familiar with drive/transmission of this machine. I would remove the belt and see if the motor operates in agitate mode to rule out a transmission problem preventing the motor from turning in agitate direction. If it still just buzzes with the belt off in agitate mode, it could be bad contacts in the water level pressure switch or the timer.

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