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Maytag MAH21pddww door locked

Display shows 1 minute to complete cycle but washer is not doing anything and door locked tried switching off and on still no joy -
can you reset washer to unlock door ?

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I have a maytag model mah21pddww it shows 20 minutes all the time on the display but will not start..

Hello James;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Your problem could be any number of things. You may have something very simple, a bad push button, bad door switch ...

I do not think you have a bad control board. Your control board is waiting for a signal or the closure of a circuit.

I work on the side. I charge $25.00 for diagnostics and $25.00 for the work plus parts.

Call me.

Peter Goodwin

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I found this information for you:
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