Drains but doesn't spin, door lock does not engage.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

richard From austin, MN

Mar 13, 2011

60 out of 86 people found this instruction helpful

Door locked light did not come on and did not have 120 VAC across the Wax Motor. Also the Wax Motor did not extend out to make contact with the Door Lock, Spin Enable Switch. General guidance is to replace drive belt and to replace Wax Motor along with the Door Lock, Spin Enable Switches (total of two limit switches). This did not correct the problem. Checked for power and traced loss of power back to the Control Board where resistor R11 was found to be burnt out. Replaced Resistor with new Carbon Film unit, rating of 3.9 K-ohms, 1/4 W and 5%. As a prcaution, replace the Triac (manufactue part number NTE5657), component identified as Q6, rating of 0.8 Amp, 600 VAC. Semiconductor parts must be obtained from somewhere other than Parts Select (unable to find in the small town I live in, I located on the internet at Mouser.com). Unit works great now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Belt and Motor Isolator Kit

Part Number: PS2003327

In Stock

Wax Motor

Part Number: PS2020068

In Stock

Door Lock/Spin Enable Switch

Part Number: PS2020103

In Stock

Dispenser Bezel

Part Number: PS2020221

In Stock

Short Hinge Pin

Part Number: PS2202583

In Stock

Hinge Pin

Part Number: PS2344472

In Stock