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Maytag Performa Washing Machine

Here is my problem. My washing machine fills up with water, but does not switch into the agitate cycle. So, my washing machine has been sitting, full of water, for the past day. Hopefully, someone can help me fix this problem and have my washing machine start working OR at least tell me how to drain my washing machine. I just bought the house (machine included) and the previous owner did not leave the owner's manual. Thanks, Brian

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    not gettin power

  • kmmfish Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. However, the motor gets very worm and there is an electrical burning smell. The machine fills with water and then wont agitate. It then clicks,clicks,clicks...and then "Nothing". It all stops. After a few minutes, I can turn the timer back to fill and it will do the same thing all over again. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    My Performa fills with water and then won't drain and spin.

  • culooken913 Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem and i have owned my washer for only 3 weeks, it is as if the washer does'nt know when to stop filling. I emptyed my washer by using a cup and a bucket, and tryed to start it over but, it did the same even on the mini load.

  • clock 59 Jan 02, 2009

    my washing machine fills up but not switch on to start washing and its sittig there full of water and can not pushe it to get the model number please help sally

  • busymom7100 Feb 08, 2009

    Wow! We have the same problem, fills up with water and then doesn't agitate. My husband says it's the motor. I am a bit disappointed by the recurring problem this machine has. I just saw on Craigslist someone trying to GIVE this machine away for the same reasons. I'm going to post a complaint with Maytag. I'm curious how long everyone has had their machines???

  • poodoodle Mar 14, 2009

    fills with water,then thats it. noise, no nothin

  • amwinsor8 Apr 18, 2009

    it filled and now nothing wont drain wont spin. i wondered if theres a fuse i dont have money to pay to get it fixed .

  • pclafferty Apr 26, 2009

    tank filled, then nothing. simply nothing. won't drain either when I try the "spin only" solution mentioned here,


    any solutions?

  • sara994 May 11, 2010

    Belt on Maytag Performa washing machine broke replaced agitator belt and pump belt went thru all cycles fine until spin cycle then it sounded like like belt was slipping onpulley smelt like it also

  • sara994 May 11, 2010

    Belt on Maytag Performa washing machine broke replaced agitator belt and pump belt went thru all cycles fine until spin cycle sounded then it sounded like like belt was slipping onpulley smelt like it also

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I need someone to come to my house in Gloucester Road to fix the Washing machine up asap please

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    My washing machine is leaving the load full of water

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    doesn't wash clothes

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014




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Before you do anything else..UNPLUG it from the 240volt supply ! Read ALL of this before attempting the fix. After draining out the water, lay the machine down to expose the inner workings. You'll need to find the pressure switch which is connected by an thin rubber or plastic tube from the wash tub. Check that it is is properly connected.(YOu may have to cut off a little of each and to give you a an "as new" airtight sealed fitting. A little smear of quikgrip glue around the nozzle at each end will ensure a longlife airtight fit of the tubing.) BUT before you do the final glueing and fitting of the tube. Just have the tube at the pressure switch nozzle connected and BLOW into it. You should hear an audible click when blowing and relesing the air. Even if you hear this, it only confirms that the diaphragm in the pressure switch is ok. It does not tell you if the two way switch inside it of good integrity. By integrity I mean the condition of the switching CONTACTS, As they carry high current, they eventually burn and pit and can become of such HIGH resistance to the flow of current that there is none when the switch is in fact physically in the on position. Further advice from me can be had by accessing the PAYG "Let our Experts Solve YOur Problem" FixYa Link.

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Maytag this model anyway is forever going OFF BALANCE and Think that is what caused my washer's problem.

My Maytag washer when filling continued to fill until it began coming out the bottom. The water just kept on going. Before opening reading all of the helpful hints on the internet, it suggested that it was some valve....
What to do?
We unplugged the machine first. Then found the the hardest thing was getting straight answer about how to get the cabinet open. Wow simple as looking to the top front of the cabinet and seeing sqare pads that were around the joining. It takes a flat strong Broad tool to wedge ietween the bottom and the top of the washer. But that is how it is done.
Once we got the machine cabinet open a flash light around the tub soon revealed a 1/4" clear plastic hose that had a simple pinch clap had slipped off of the plastic nipple on the tub.
Pliers to pinch the clamp open and reconnected it to the nipple connection on the tub.
Once the machine was back together and plugged in, it worked.

If you haved washed heavy blankets, rugs, towels, or anything that went off balance badly and you then have issue with water leaking from the bottom.. I would be you money that your machine has the same problem that our machine had.
Hope his is helpful to someone. Sure would have been helpful to me if I had read it before stressing out over the thought of having major repair bill.

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To drain out water press the 'spin only' option, if it does not work drain out the water with a tube, ie, siphon it out of the tub.

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

Sounds like your belt is either off or broken.Happened to ours and the repairman told us it was the motor. We turned over the machine ourselves and found out the belt had come off. It is on the bottom of our Maytag. Simple fix me did ourselves...the repairman got $50 for doing nothing. Not calling on him again.

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