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Why does my Maytag LAT9593AAW washing machine not drain all the time

Why does my Maytag LAT9593AAW washing machine not drain all the time

A couple of weeks ago our Maytag A212 (I couldn’t find that model among the choices, so chose A107 instead) stopped draining during our regular washing cycle. After checking the hoses, pump, and belts (no obvious issues) I decide to just replace the pump and belts since the washer is 25-ish years old (and it wasn’t that expensive). Even now, the problem still occurs, there is a tub full of water at the end of the wash cycle. I have since found that if I turn the dial back around directly to the spin cycle it drains and spins just fine.

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Guest [Entry]

"This issue has been fixed. Per a suggestion from A. Spruce made to another person for an unidentified Maytag washer on another site:


my brother-in-law and I took apart the timer and took a very small file to all the contacts. One particular spot was a bit burned out, with a fair amount of carbon buildup, so we paid particular attention to that spot.

Word of warning, at least on the Maytag LAT9593AAW, getting the back off the timer, getting access to all contact surfaces, and getting it all put back together properly was not for the faint of heart. I strongly recommend looking very closely at all aspects of how it is put together (and maybe take some pics) prior to taking it apart.

Thanks to @oldturkey03 on this site for encouraging me to keep at it vs. buying a new machine when I fond out the price of a new timer."
Guest [Entry]

"I have an A512 (Maytag) of about the same vintage.

The motor was overheating and the overload function

was shutting down the motor (to save it from burning

out). It would usually overheat/shutdown during the

spin cycle.

I first installed a start-capacitor (inline with the blue

wire to the motor). This helped a lot, it would get the

motor to cycle on/off during startup to minimize the

overheating and current draw. So then I could do

light loads without it overloading. I still couldn’t be

sure about doing a full load, so I thought I needed a

new motor. So I ordered a new motor. The motor

wasn’t ever needed.

Apparently these motors almost never fail. What

failed was contacts inside the relay switch attached

to the motor. I got some advice to remove the switch,

open it, and examine the contacts. After filing the

contacts, I put everything back together, and everything

works like new! Hope this is of help to others:







Open the black switch after removing all the

spade connectors and the two slotted screws.

The switch will open in two halves, with the

contacts inside. File the contacts and hope

for the best. Good luck with it!"