Blown wax motor, blown upper control board

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


William From Playa Del Rey, CA

Mar 10, 2012

Replaced wax motor. You must also replace R11 (3.9 Ohm carbon film resistor (1/4 watt), Q6 Triac (Mouser 526-NTE5656), replaced Jp 18 (jumper) with a fuse (Mouser 576-0251.500HAT1l. This job requires the use of a solder sucker in order to remove parts without lifting up cooper traces.I have had experience with many electronic projects,and could have done this one easier if I still had the proper tools.A solder sucker is cheap, and without it, you will damage the traces. I did, but used a continuity checker to verify I made solder contact with the traces. I have six of these stacked washer/dryers. All failed after about a year of use. I am in absolute disbelief regarding all the stories about how easy this repair is.

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Wax Motor

Part Number: PS2020068

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