I have a Maytag motor part number 02278-4. It has 5 wires:red, white, yellow, green and blue. I'm using it for a different application and I only need it to rotate the pulley. Which wires do I need to hook up?
Thanks much, Ed
Answer Hello Ed,
The part number you listed is not a valid part number. If you got the number off of the motor, it is probably a vendor number and cannot be looked up. If you could list the model number of the machine the motor was removed from, we could pull the wiring diagram and tell you which connections are for the run winding, and which ones are for the start winding.
My washer won't spin or agitate. The pulley and belt seem fine. Electrical smell from inside washer. Can this be a bad motor?
Answer Hello Tim,
This can be a bad motor 21001950 but you should make sure voltage is getting to the motor. If the lid switch 12001908 has failed, the motor may be fine.
Washer runs but stops quite often. I believe that the thermal fuse on the motor is bad. Are these available and what is the fuse rating.
Answer Hello Joe,
If the thermal fuse is bad the motor will not run at all. While it could be thermally stressed, it is more likely that there is an excessive drag on the motor causing it to overheat and trip the thermal overload. This is common on these models when the outer tub seal begins to leak and the detergent water rinses the grease from the spin bearing (part numbers are series dependent). Raise the main top and remove the front panel of the units' cabinet. Use a flashlight to examine the bottom of the outer tub. You will see water trails from the detergent water coming from the center bottom of the outer tub if this is the case. A bad drain pump 35-6465 can also cause the issue. The manufacturer has made the motor thermal fuse only available as part of the motor assembly.
I have a Maytag Atlantis washer that when I start a cycle, it fills up with water okay, but when it starts to agitate, it will not agitate and is very loud. I skip to the spin cycle and it spins and drains fine. I replaced the belt and it is still doing the same thing. There is burnt rubber from the belt around the motor pulley. Would this issue be able to be repaired by replacing the motor? Or is there something else that this could be?
Answer Chris, The motor and motor pulley are not the likely issues, and probably won't solve the problem. You will probably want to clean off any rubber that has accumulated on thee pulley so it drives the other components properly. But the more likely issue is a worn or distorted thrust bearing assembly 12002213 leaving the brake rotor partially engaged and the gear case shafts partially rotating. It could also be a transmission issue 35-6615 when you remove the belt and turn the transmission pulley counterclockwise by hand, you'll be able to tell by the feel in the pulley, if the gears are meshing properly.