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Is my maytag electric or gas

Look at the back of the machine. Is it plugged in or does it have a gas line running to it. If it is plugged in with a 240 plug (large 4 prong plug) then it is electric.

May 01, 2016 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Model MVWC400XW3. Where can I get a repair manual and wiring diagram?

I don't know if you have checked this, but Maytag often fastens a copy of the wiring diagram to the back of their machines. You usually have to pay for a full repair manual from a parts supplier.

Jan 02, 2016 | Maytag Washing Machines

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My maytag centennial washer is grinding and making a very load noise then stopped working.can you help..mod. mvwc400xw3

Hi Tammy.
There a many reasons why the machine could do what you describe.
Worn out. Something caught inside. Something caught in pump.
Drum loose. These are some of the things that a serviceman will automatically check. Your best advice is to ring and find an experienced service company and get an idea of the cost (Call out, AND labour cost per hour)..
Some independent servicemen can be very reasonably priced.
Good luck

Jan 30, 2015 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Why the lid locking led is blinking after lock the lid and stay standby with out working ?

The unit will not operate in this condition until the lid lock signals a locked condition. The controller is signaling that it believes the lid is not locked. Assuming the lid is actually locked, then this might occur because of a bad wiring connection (check the lid lock switch assembly and the cabling at the controller) or a bad lid lock switch/sensor.

Dec 05, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Amana washer lid lock wont quit blinking

Your washer lid lock button is locked and lid was not put down before it locked, which is why the light is flashing. Therefore, push the "START" button until you see the lid lock button is off (Approx 3 seconds). Once it is off, then you can put the lid down and push the start button again, which will lock the lid into place. The washer will NOT drain or wash or spin unless the lid itself is in the locked position. If you were able to get the lid down and locked and it still doesn't work, then you need a technician to replace a wiring harness. However, you mentioned that the lid lock button was flashing, therefore, it stands to reason that your lid is NOT locked down.

Apr 13, 2014 | Amana NTW4700YQ Top Load Washer NTW4700YQ

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Washing machine top loader aqua smart the lid cannot lock while washing. I have tried switching the machine on and off, still won't work. This happened a little while ago but then is rectified i

Is the lid lock tang on the lid ok & not broken.
You need to jam the lid lock lever in the lid lock down for it to do a wash.
This is where your lid lock is


Feb 21, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Want to disengage lid lock on maytag centennial

I had the same problem. The lid lock assembly is broken. If you are under warranty get it replaced. If not remove the top of the washer and take out the switch assembly. The 4 wires going in are Yellow, Red, White, and Blue. If you short the white and blue together, the washer thinks the lid is closed. If you short the red white and blue together the washer thinks the lid is closed and locked. The yellow is only there to activate the electromagnetic switch.
Disconnecting the switch assembly will not work.
The electromagnet locks the lid and it also unlocks the lid. It is not a matter of cutting the power to the magnet.
Installing 2 switches that connect the red white and blue is the best option if you want to remove the lock.
The first switch should connect the white and blue. (LID CLOSED)
The second should connect the red to the white/blue connection. (LID LOCKED)
After that the lid should work.
Please post a follow-up if this works for you.

Jul 09, 2012 | Maytag Centennial 3.2 cu. ft. SuperSize...

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The machine went through a cycle and stopped in the middle of a rinse cycle. Trying to restart, the red lock symbol kept lighting up and would hear the lid lock mechanism activate. Tried switching machine...

if the lid lock is activating then testing it electrically wont help. you say that the lid lock is working when you manually put the lid lock in the closed position., is that correct?if it is, does the machine work on the spin cycle once you have manually activated the lid lock? have you checked for damage to lid? please reply 4 more help.

May 23, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

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