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Maytag washer Mod. No. MAH3000AWW doesn't spin and remove water from clothes. I can see that the spin enable switch is defective as it has no lever showing to make contact with door. How do I get to that switch?

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  • dpdidit Jan 06, 2009

    I found the burned relay R11. Thanks for the help.

  • buzz12 Apr 01, 2009

    My washer is quite noisy when it spins to rinse. Do you think I have a bad bearing?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have the MAH3000AWW and the same thing just happened to me.  I had a repair man come out that said it is probably the motor and circuit board.  If this is the case, is it worth fixing.  I bought it in early 1997.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    It won't go to full spin.  I had a repair man out that said it is probably the motor and circuit board.  Is it worth fixing if that is the case?  Does that sound reasonable?  I bought it in early 1997.  I have also always had the mold problem but didn't know it was something I should have complained about.

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Dp,,dont worry about the door swich,,what i need you to do is unplug the unit,,and take back console off and look at your control board you will see a blue relay,,look under it it the resistors burnt,,do that first im here onthe job,,if those resistors are burnt you have defective control board..

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