Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Lifting the lid up and down starts spinning, but stops right away
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Washer stops mid cycle
I had this same problem, it was the lid switch on the left side of the lid that was causing the problem. It seems to be designed to stop the washer if the load becomes too unbalanced. I ended up taking off the control panel and looking at the switch. The problem switch is a two part brass metal switch, the two parts are connected by a spring. It appears that the join at the spring started to work itself loose easier as I used the washer more. I ended up putting a twist tie around this join (through the square hole and around the part that descends vertically into the washer), and tightening it up well so that the two brass parts would stay connected and not release apart so easily. It seems to have worked well, I haven't had this problem re-appear at all.
The one thing that I am careful of now is the load balance of my washer. Since my 'repair' in effect bypassed the load imbalance mechanism of the washer, I am more careful of how much I put into the washer.
Other than this hiccup, I'm quite happy with this little washer and how well it has performed. Great value for the money!
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
If your lid switch was the problem I dont think (and I might be wrong) that it would spin in the first place.
Your pump may have a separate belt and it could be loose or worn out but this is on older models. The pump may not be turning or turning and not pumping. The pulley may be turning on the shaft and its not pumping. Give it a spin and see if you see it turning inside. If not replace it.
The motor and timmer sounds good because of the "spin" you discribed. So we are left with the pump or a filter if it has one.
Look in the lower section find the pump front right hand corner I believe. Trace the hose back up to the tub above nothing in between and you have eliminated the filter. I filter could be any shape but will either attach with 2 hoses or 1 hose and attached to the side or bottom of the outer tub.
I think your pump is probably stopped up, strings and lint especially if you have some older rugs, towels, and rags that are shedding or coming apart. You can try and clean it pretty easily Unplug. Then remove it and look inside it. Catch all the water you can and keep another towel close by. Examine the water. Looking for lint and the like. If its pretty clean looking and not turning freely look for signs of something wrapped up inside it.
Hope this helps. Please rate me accordingly and good luck.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
I would pull the 120VAC power cord to the washer for 10 seconds then power back up.
See if you can get into service mode. To enter Service Mode press and hold he Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or until the control beeps and the display reads “00”. If you can’t get into Service Mode I feel you have a Control Board issue/failure.
If you can get into Service Mode then go to page 15 of the SM and we want to try a Quick Service Cycle test. Follow the instructions to enter the Quick Service Cycle test and let us know the results. If the test will run it will take about 10 minutes.
Link to Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
Posted on May 30, 2009
Hi, You can get to the lid switch by removing the screws that hold the control panel to the cabinet. This model has a fuse included with the lid switch.
I hope this helps you.
Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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