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    • Part Number: AP3020314
    • MFG Part Number: 3951702
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Hi... Washer runs normal til gets to spin cycle then I hear an electrical "hum" that sounds like coming from timer area and will get a burning smell then everything goes dead like a thermal overload has tripped. Cannot restart no matter where turn timer to and it's not the lid switch. After cooling off for 1/2hr or so, when pull out the switch, the washer will continue as normal and spin and drain. I'd replace the timer pt# 2608740 but most forums say it rarely fails and should look elsewhere. Any thoughts on narrowing down the cause of the issue? Thanx

Steve_p for Model Number Maytag MAV7600AWQ

ANSWER Steve, We have a different timer 22003499 for the model number you supplied. Since the motor runs in one mode, but stalls and overheats in the spin direction, it's not likely a motor issue. In order to reverse the motor direction the polarity is reversed through the timer contacts. If the timer contacts are arced together or has a partial circuit, the motor can try to turn in both directions and cause the odor and overheat and stall. Check and make sure there are no damaged wiring to the motor, and repalce the timer. Thanks 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, December 07, 2012

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