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Old 05-18-2018, 04:56 PM
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Default Motor overheats when spin cycle begins
Model Number: LA712   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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I have a big problem with my ancient, but faithful, Maytag washer.

When the problem started I had a load going and in the spin cycle I heard loud screeching and the smell of rubber burning.

I replaced the belts and the brake and the motor would cut out (overheat) at the beginning of the spin cycle.

I replaced the motor, but the motor still cuts out due to overheat. I replaced the mounting stem and boot along with a tub bearing kit and the motor still overheats after about 10 seconds into the spin cycle. The agitation cycle works perfectly and has strong action, the motor never cuts out in the wash cycle.

The pulley turns easily both directions by hand. To check out the pump I took both belts off and put the pump belt back on, the washer drains as it should. With both belts on I have noticed there is no pump action before the motor cuts out in the spin cycle. I tried running the washer with only the main drive belt hooked up, with no water in the machine and the motor still overheats and shuts down as the spin cycle starts.

A couple times the washer would go into the spin cycle and run all the way through, one thing I have noticed is as the spin basket speeds up it reaches a speed where there is a click at the motor and the spin increases in speed. When this happens, when I get that click, the washer will complete the spin cycle. This has happened only a couple time in about 7 or 8 tries.

I am at a loss, I have watched nearly every repair video on this site as well as YouTube and I can't figure this out. I feel I am close and I don't want to give up because this has been a great machine (first repair in over 30 years) plus I have so much money in it in parts I don't want to give up now.

I need help!

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Old 05-21-2018, 10:56 AM
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To continue, I have now disassembled the washer again, took the spin tub out, took the spanner nut off the stem, turned the pulley by hand and it turned easily in both directions. I put the nut back on hand tight with the spanner wrench, gave it one light tap with a hammer and put in the set screw then ran the machine. The washer ran in the spin cycle without a problem. I next put the spin tub back in taking caution it was centered and put the nut back on and ran the spin cycle, again no problem. I ran it through 6 or 8 complete spin cycles and it worked every time. I then ran the washer on the lowest water level, it worked perfectly in the agitation cycle, but when it came time to spin the motor overheated before the spin tub came up to speed.

I am thinking perhaps the centrifugal switch in the new motor might not be set correctly. I will try to troubleshoot the switch.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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