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Hello how are you. I am having a issue with a Maytag washing machine. My problem is that the motor just hums, gets warm. I can spin the motor by hand.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Model # SAV205DAWW

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes,

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I had bypassed the thermal switch, I don't know if normally open or closed, or is it a resistor

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

The thermal switch is normally closed and opens to protect the motor from overheating. If the motor does not start but does hum, it will need to be replaced. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

The 2 speed motor you need is available below.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What about the timer
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

If the motor is humming, it is getting power, so the timer is working.

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

If the motor is humming, it is getting power, so the timer is working.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay understand, is there a test I can do on the windings to check for short to ground, or a test for the brushes?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

The brushes are not replaceable and if it was shorted to ground, it would trip the breaker. The motor will just need to be replaced. These motors are not repairable as some are.

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