Question about Maytag Washing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Will not start
To start unplug the machine power cord for ten minutes or longer, this will drain power from the machine and reset the electronic controls.
If this does not fix the problem check the following:
Check that the water supply at the back are opened and taking water into the machine.
Check that the door latch sensor is not stuck, and that door is well closed that is a frequent problem.
Check the drain hose and the drain lines, ensure that there is no blockage in there.
If this still does not work, then the machine has a faulty part that must be replaced, and must be tested by a qualified technician.
Use the phone number listed on the owner manual if you need to contact the repair service.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Uh oh! It did it again! This time I had to unplug 6 times for one cycle. Seems to be on the last 2 minutes most of the time. Today my husband is taking the control unit and looking for soldering problems. On Askmehelpdesk.com this man told of taking the bottom panel off and there is a little black latch thingy you pull to open the door lock manually. Also he said that the K2 and K4 relays are usually the problem if it isn't a soldering issue on the connectors. ( On the CCU);. He said one of them is usually burned and to clean it off and then switch it with the other one which carries less voltage, therefore doesn't burn. You can use a pencil eraser to do this. My husband told me they did this in the Army for MOose code contacts. He just told lme the soldeirng looks good on the connectors and is now working on the K2 and K4 relays. If you go to Askmehelpdesk.com/appliances you will see these tips are for the Whirlpool Duet whic is apparently the same machine as our Sears Kenmore H4's. Gosh, I hope this helps someone as it sure is not fun trying to track this problem down. I am glad you got Sears to come out. I will NEVER and I repeat NEVER buy from Sears again! Did I mention I wrote a letter months ago when I was having a hard time getting warranty work done.( Which I never did) that I had written to the pPesident, CFO and the Texas Attorney General for Consulmer Protection Division and never got a response from anyone?
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
I've had a similiar problem on my calypso. In my case the key pad would go dead after washing or pushing stop after a few minutes. If I unpluged the unit for a few minutes it would work again. This would appear to be in the controller board. I removed the board and inspected it finding no problems. After re-installing the board the washer appears to be working again. My conclusion is that there is a loose connector/connection. I'd suggest you remove and re-install all the connectors on the controller board. This is the board closest to the power chord.
Good Luck, George S.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
I've had the same problem. I removed the top lit and found some pressure
transmitter and a pressure switch. I suspect that the pressure
transmitter is use for measuring the waterlevel in the machine. I think
the membrane loses its flexibility over the years.
I pulled of the hose from the transmitter and blowed and sucked a few times on the transmitter. After doing this the machine washes without a problem since then.
Hope it helps for you.
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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