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I have a Maytag Performa washer,it makes a buzzing noise after filling up and stops, i changed the timmer and hood switch.It still does the same thing i have to turn the knob to start it or it will also work if i lift and close the lid a couple of times.
Brand: Maytag PerformaType of Appliance: WasherWhat have you tried so far?: new timmer, hood switch
Can you send me the model number please .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :pavt144awwappliance doctor :If it works by hitting the lid the lid switch actuator is worn or caked with dried up detergent .http://www.partselect.ca/PS2042426-Whirlpool-43-0057-Lid-Switch-Actuator.htm?SourceCode=1&SearchTerm=PAVT144AWW&ModelNum=PAVT144AWWJACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :That is ok on spin cycle if i lift the door it stops spinningappliance doctor :It's supposed to stop spinning when the lid is lifted ,but if the actuator is jammed with detergent it wont work all the time .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :right after it fill fills it make a buzzing noise, then again when it gets to rince the spin i have to move the timer aroundappliance doctor :If you move the timer ahead just a touch will it continue on with the cycle selected /JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :yes most of the timeappliance doctor :Ok, let me know what you find.JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :going to put it on cycle just filling with waternow it start to buzz after it is full of watersmell like burning smelli lifted the lid and it stop and started to buzz closed it a couple of times and it restartedappliance doctor :That is a lid switch problem, check that lid switch I'm sure it will fix the problem.JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :i put a new lid switch in todayappliance doctor :Did you clean the actuator ?JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :is that the piece that is on the doorit is just a plastic pieceappliance doctor :yes its the plastic part that hits the lid switch when you close the door .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :how do i clean itappliance doctor :spray WD40 on it that should clean it out .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ok i took it off and cleaned itthis piece just pushes in the switchappliance doctor :yes that's what it does,if that's ok and you replaced the lid switch and it still hums I would suspect a bad contact in the timer or the motor switch .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :i put a new timer in still did the same thingappliance doctor :yes I know the timer has been replaced and that leaves a dirty contact in the motor switch .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :where do i find thatappliance doctor :use some electrical spray cleaner on the switch see if that fixes the problem .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :i have dielectric greasewhy do i smell a burning smell when it is buzzingappliance doctor :That's the motor your smelling the start winding is burning up .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :should i remove the contacts and put some dieelectric grease in theirappliance doctor :You cant do that , all you can try is the electrical spray on the switch .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :do i have to take the door switch off to do thisappliance doctor :The motor switch is located on the end of the motor not the lid switch .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :so i have to tip it from the back to get at it is their a plug on this switchi do not have the elec spray is their something else i can dohow do i get a the motorappliance doctor :Theres a clip at each front corner about 3 inches from the corner, use a flat screwdriver and push in at the clips this will release the front panel , check the blue and red wires poor connection .the motor is on the left .http://www.partselect.ca/PS2018261-Whirlpool-21001950-Motor-with-Pulley.htm?SourceCode=1&SearchTerm=PAVT144AWW&ModelNum=PAVT144AWWJACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :this in the back of the machineappliance doctor :I said the front panel of the washer ,use the screwdriver to push in at the clips, this will release the front panel. Let me know how you make out please .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :do i have to remove the timer panelappliance doctor :http://www.partselect.ca/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=PAVT144AWW&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=1Here's the complete breakdown of the model , look motor at the front of the washer on the base on the left side .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ok i popped the top now take off top screwsAt motorappliance doctor :Check the red and blue wire poor connection .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :can i put some elec grease on the connectionsappliance doctor :yes you can do that , also the WD 40 it penetrates the inside of the motor switch betterJACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ok now do i put it back togetherappliance doctor :if the lid switch is back on you can try it with the panel off the front .Don't use WD 40 0n the motor switch just use the electrical spray.JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :i just have elec greaseappliance doctor :Ok , that's fine just try the washer and let me know the outcome please .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ok filling upmotor still buzzed turned timer on and off and it starting workingappliance doctor :Your problem has to be the start winding in the motor which means you require a new motor .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :will this let it buzz at each cycleappliance doctor :its not suppose to buzz it should start up and wash or spin .A new motor will fix that buzz and not starting problem .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :is the the only thing left since i replaced the timer and the switchappliance doctor :thats correct its the only part left that would cause that problem .JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ok i will have to try a motor,i have read on the net some people hadhave put in a motor and same problem hope this solves my problemappliance doctor :The timer and lid switch have been replaced so it has to fix the problemJACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :so why when i move the knob forward does it work againdoes this kick the motor goingappliance doctor :yes a motor replacement will fix the problem.JACUSTOMER-aev2l6jg- :ty helpappliance doctor :Your very welcome, Thanks and God bless.