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Maytag Atlantis wont run

The tub fills with water but will not agitate or spin. Seems mechanically sound but not getting any line voltage to the motor. A friend suggested inspecting the timer for bad contacts. It fell apart into many pieces. Unable to reassemble, replaced timer. Still no line voltage to motor. Schematic is difficult to comprehend. Line voltage as I can tell is only availabe to water temp switch, timer and tub fill solenoids. What am I not understanding about this machines theory of operation?

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  • Javier Chaves Nov 03, 2006

    Catriver suggested I check the lid switch for proper function. He was correct. The lid had somehow become slightly bowed in an upward direction. This would no longer allow the actuator on the lid to effectivley push the plunger into the lid switch. I elongated the plunger to allow it to make better contact with the switch and voila. Thanks Catriver!

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  • octi Jun 24, 2008

    maytag atlantis 700o washer will fill timer will advance without agitating to will rinse and it will spin. lid switch seems fine. any clues i am on a very tight budget. thanks

  • UConnTori Oct 14, 2008

    Our lid switch is sunken into the hole and we needed to tape a screwdriver pressing into it last night to get the machine to cycle. How do we fix it properly (have no manual, bought the set slightly used)?



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I cut an old piece of credit card and glued it to the top of the switch to make better contact. It worked for a few months but the piece came off. So I have to do this more often now.

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JC, sounds like the lid switch, check this first and post back..Catriver

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