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Washer is giving code "Lr" at end of total cycle.checked all wires (ok) door locks, water fills, then i get nothing for a while, then it drains. seems like its running all but the moving of the bucket? please help

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Contact Maytag warranty tell them you need a new motor control board it is very easy to replace this unit, this will solve the problem. If your unit is out of warranty insist they send you a new one this is a huge proble for Maytag they'll send you one at no cost just tell them you've been very unhappy and are considering not buying Maytag,whirlpool in the future.

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My washer will not aggitate at all. What could be the prolem?


No agitation?

first use a meter and check ur water pressure switch? that is what sends the machine the message to start wash cycle? You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube. If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good. now take the original hose tube and plug one end and blow into it the other end, it should be hard and have pressure, if it is easy to blow and u dont feel any pressure and it feels like the air is going out ?
sometimes they get busted open or a pin hole and release air causing the water switch diaphram to not open.
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Error codeLr?


The LR code means "locked rotor" which is just a way of saying the control is not seeing the motor turning.

The image below contains the wiring diagram for this washer as you requested but there are some other things to consider.

Usually when the LR code is displayed the motor has stopped turning for some reason. By definition the LR code means the control has tried to turn the motor but was unable to.

The error code can be caused by to large of load, to much soap/suds in the water or a problem with the spin bearing. The cause of the LR message can be little problem like suds or a major problem like the spin bearing and sometimes it's difficult to pin down. You don't mention in your question if the LR code occurs every load or once a week.

More information on when the error is occurring would be helpful resolving this problem. Try running a rinse and spin cycle empty and see if the washer completes the cycle.

The 2nd image contains the information on how to enter and run a diagnostic cycle which may help pin the source of the problem down. This test completes all functions of the washer is a short time. It will fill, tumble, drain and spin all is a few minutes. At the end of a successful test cycle a PA should display which means "Passed" and is what you want to see.


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Top loading washer that won't aggitate, or rinse.


without knowing more details, and considering it's age , my guess is that you have a disconnection (or a loose wire) to the solenoids under the tub. these solenoids activate the clutch system that pulls it into agitate and spin modes. it might be the solenoids, but rarely do both go out at the same time. it might be the timer contacts or connections behind the control panel. or, it might be the timer its self.
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Error code Lr


locked rotor you need a new motor control

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Washer filled with water to began wash; once closed....nothing- wash cycle did not contuine - standing water remains. will not spin or perform any other actions. has stop working entirely


That sounds like a faulty door switch. This can be tested by a technician bridging the door switch contacts. Check also that the door lock is not stuck inside using a pencil or a small screwdriver, be careful not to damage door lock.
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More likely you have a problem with the door lock switch.

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Water fills the tub then nothing happens.


it does not aggitate? Thats the cycle that allows the water to wash the clothes. It may be broken, I have had that happen a couple times. I would take the aggitator off and see if the teeth in the groves are worn out, It happen's when used alot. Commen problem and easy to replace.

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Display error code of Lr on control panel


L means "Lid or Door Lock" problem
r probably means 'release' I couldn't find it anywhere... so I'd guess that Lr means the machine did not detect that the Lid Lock released and cycle end (which means either the sensor is bad or the Lid Lock dosen't lock the Lid).

Either way, something with the Lid Lock system ais not right. Be glad it releases ;-)

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