I'm new to the group. Thanks for this opportunity to participate.
We have a Maytag top-loading 2 speed washer, model number is
LAT8340AAW, Serial #A4103334, that has been acting up lately. At first,
it would occasionally miss the spin cycle and fail to turn off at the
end of a Normal Fabrics washload. Now this has become more frequent.
When the timer dial reaches the point where it should spin and empty
after washing, the machine continues to agitate, but the knob will
continue turning past OFF over to the Permanent Press side while the
machine agitates -- full of water. If we stop the machine and turn the
dial around to rinse or spin , it _usually_
finishes the process
correctly: spinning, emptying and stopping. This doesn't always work,
though. When it has failed to spin -- if we manually open and close the
lid it will sometimes go from agitation to spin-empty. Tonight that did
not work, but giving it a 15 minute rest (turned off) allowed it to
successfully spin, drain and shutoff afterwards. An advice would be
helpful. I've done numerous repairs on the laundry machines for
mechanical problems in the past which were more obvious, as to the
causes, but electical problems are a challenge for me.