Maytag la212 washer pops breaker on spin cycle


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Old 01-26-23, 08:26 AM
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Maytag la212 washer pops breaker on spin cycle

It usually works if not loaded to heavy. Even after taking clothes out it pops and smells like the motor is burning. Tried unplugging for a few minutes and trying a different circuit which didn't help. Sometimes if left sitting awhile it will start up again.

The wash cycle works ok.
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Old 01-26-23, 10:21 AM
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Is it tripping a regular circuit breaker or is it one with a button on it ?
A washer rarely trips a breaker unless it's a GFI or AFCI type.

That machine uses two belts driven off the motor.
They may be slipping or the pump or transmission has a problem.
Usually I'll tip the machine up, take the belts off and see if both can turn freely in both directions.
 
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Old 01-26-23, 08:11 PM
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I can here a light click when the motor shuts off. It will restart right away but still quits. There may or may not be a breaker. No buttons or anything.
 
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Old 01-27-23, 07:02 AM
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This morning I used a harbor freight pump to get most of the water out. It spun the rest out. Put in half the load, rinsed, and it started to spin. I stopped it and put the rest of the load in along with more water. It spun normally. Maybe this will help isolate the problem?
 
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Old 01-27-23, 03:35 PM
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I'm sorry... I thought you said it was popping a breaker.

The motor will draw to much if the pump or transmission has a problem.
I posted what needs to be done.
 
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Old 01-28-23, 08:51 AM
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This morning I put a used pump on and ran a load through with no problem. The one off the machine turned a lot easier then the replacement pump.

The transmission pulley turned counter clockwise freely which is good according to other net sources.
wish I would have kept a spare transmission when I had the chance..
Hopefully the problem is solved.
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