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Post# 623285   9/7/2012 at 19:53 (2,114 days old) by fan-o-quality (Oklahoma)        


Recently my Maytag clothes washer model LAT 970 4AAE stopped working. It was a slow process. First any cycle that required normal motor speed stopped working. Then, a few months ago the slow motor speed stopped working. I pulled the control panel and removed the timer and found the wiring diagram taped inside and took it out as well. I studied both and spent several hours tracing and identifying all the circuits. The timer assembly was remarkably simple and very well made. Basically just 3 parts: 1) the clock motor; 2) a cam wheel; and 3) two switch assemblies to direct the power.

I looked very closely at the switches and sure enough, the two that control the motor, in both speeds, were scorched - the normal speed switch worse than the other. What I don't know is, did the motor fail and burn the switches in the process or did the timer go and stop powering the motor? Iíll be pulling the front cabinet cover and inspect the wiring and plugs to the motor but I'm not sure how to test an electric motor.

And I'm going to try to repair the timer if I can get some more switches. Does anyone have, or know of a stash of broken timers of this vintage? I'd be happy to pay a small fee and shipping. The part sticker on the timer says Maytag 6 2083430, 9445, 431405. I only guess that it is original and correct.

Also, can anyone date this machine? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

Post# 623313 , Reply# 1   9/7/2012 at 22:31 (2,114 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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The machine is from the mid-1990s. I think it is doubtful that actual machine motor failed. I have replaced several timers in Maytag machines from this era for the very same reason. Those timers are not repairable.

The part number for the timer is 22001252. They are listed at $135 at one parts distributer I checked. You may be able to find it cheaper on ebay or elsewhere on the internet.

Post# 623325 , Reply# 2   9/7/2012 at 23:41 (2,114 days old) by qsd-dan ((SF Bay Area))        

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Post# 623399 , Reply# 3   9/8/2012 at 09:30 (2,114 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Bad MT Washer Timer

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As others have correctly suggested just replace the timer, a bad motor will not generally cause timer contact damage. You may also be able to get a little better deal from Midwest Timer Service if you miss the E-Bay deal, there Ph # is 1-800-253-7260, good luck.

Post# 623502 , Reply# 4   9/8/2012 at 23:02 (2,113 days old) by fan-o-quality (Oklahoma)        

Thanks guys! Input much appreciated. I'll check it out. Dan, the motor you sent me for my Maytag Dishwasher WU204 is still working perfectly. Thanks again. Always a pleasure to check in here!

Post# 623513 , Reply# 5   9/8/2012 at 23:55 (2,113 days old) by fan-o-quality (Oklahoma)        

Oh, yeah. I've been meaning to mention this. I have a handful of manuals I've collected over the years. Most interesting are the owner's manuals for the washers.

1) combined booklet for the KitchenAid automatic dishwasher by Hobart covering the Custom, Imperial, and Superba Varicycle models from November, 1961;

2) General Electric Mobile Maid automatic dishwasher including a leaflet with installation instructions from 195?;

3) use and care guide for the beautiful Frigidaire automatic washers for 1968 (styling right at home in your garage to match your new General Motors automobile lol);

also (please forgive unrelated topic),

4) Tappan/O'Keefe & Merritt owner's guide for a gas range from 197?;

5) Tappan Owner's Guide for the marvelous AV 669-26A CP (Certified Performance) gas range with fully automatic oven operation provided by a Telechron Clock and Timer and with automatic oven lighting from 1951 (made by the Tappan Stove Co. in Mansfield, Ohio U.S.A. - wasn't the Maytag made in Ohio also??);

6) Deluxe Mixmaster Mixer by Sunbeam Instruction and Recipe Book from about 1980, this must have been one of the last stand models by Sunbeam (??).

I need to scan and P-Shop these to preserve them - especially the older ones. I used to be pretty good at this sort of work. But, I'm unclear on how to convert them to a useful Adobe PDF document for on-line viewing. I thought about offering to post them here? But I read something about the library here being transferred to some other site?

Thanks again!

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