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MY WASHER FILLED UP WITH WATER, BUT THEN IT JUST QUIT WORKING.

I PUT THE SOAP AND CLOTHES IN THE WASHER, IT FILLED UP WITH WATER, BUT IT WONT WASH THE CLOTHES, IT JUST QUIT WORKING FILLED WITH WATER. IT WONT DO ANYTHING.

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  • gilbert9z Feb 15, 2009

    Washer filled up with water, but quits.

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  • rv10472 Feb 18, 2009

    I have a maytag washer performa model pavt234aww, about 6 years old. Yesterday it started making a very loud noise, like it is hurting itself, it fills up with water, but now will not agitate, while on the washing arrow, it just spins and sucks the water out, so obviously not washing. My hubby checked the belt, mildly loose, but the noise is still there and still no agitation. Any ideas??????????????/

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    mine won't spin, agitate or drain, I just want to get the water out so I can get it out of my house


  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    My washer filled up with water and was washing as usual, but when it got done with the agitation part it just sits there. I can cycle it around and make it 'wash/agitate' again, but it won't do anything else after that - doesn't even try. If I manually move it to rinse and spin, it makes a little noise like it is trying to do something at each point, but at the point after 'wash' it just sits there. I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II. I can't get to the back to see what is going on or to get more information as to model numbers because I can't move it full of water and wet clothes.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    my Maytag performa washer is about 8 years old and has always worked fine. I accidently put a large load in on the mini load (water level) and the darn thing just quit working completely. It won't drain, spin, or anything at all. There is a reset setting on the water level but I don't know what it does. Any ideas?

  • tmpiraino Apr 30, 2009

    Washer is about 10 years old??? We have replaced a few parts on it; lid switch, timer motor. Last night it just quit. It hums when I pull the knob to turn it on. I did smell burning yesterday when it was running, before it quit. Today I accessed the wires and wire plugs under the front panel, wiggled a few things (with it unplugged). I plugged it back in, put the panel down and pulled the knob. it started working, but then quit again. Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    We have moved the washer and then we tried to wash some clothes the washer will not fill with water we did check the water is running from the water tank and everything else was ok.

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I believe it is your lid switch. I have replaced 3 this week. If you get me the model number i can tell you for sure. Another thing that caused this is the motor to go bad. Do you smell a burning smell when it is trying to run after the fill up? If not get me the model number and i will get you the part number for the lid switch.

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    DEBORAH J MITCHELL Nov 30, 2013

    it is model number MTW5620TQ1

  • DEBORAH J MITCHELL
    DEBORAH J MITCHELL Nov 30, 2013

    WE DID SMELL SOMETHING AND YOU CAN HEAR A HUMMING SOUND, ITS FUNNY BECAUSE IT FILLS UP WITH WATER AND YOU CAN SPIN OUT THE WATER TOO

  • Sandy Burrell
    Sandy Burrell Dec 30, 2013

    can you jump across the lid switch on a washing machine

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I have a similar problem it starts works fine fills up & quits nothing i have been shoveling out water with wet soggy clothes all morning now i'm nervous & afraid to check the lid switch & how can I check the timer

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To get all the water out of a washing machine take it outside and lay it on its back and let gravity take over. as you are bringing the washer to the ground water will spill from the drain hose. trust me I learned the hard way...in the house

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