Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Try leaning against the door if a front loader
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
WASHER WILL NOT START:
Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (or replace the fuse) if necessary.
Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start.
Door Interlock The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself.
Timer Knob Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly.
Push start switch may need to be tested with a multi meter for continuity OHMS should show a closed circuit when pushed in or turned on.
Overheating If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings.
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try unpugging for a minute and then plugging it back in to reset cpu board, if this doesnt work make sure power is getting to outlet, easiest way i know is with night light in same outlet, if u have a light trhen u have a cpu problem some of these units came with a five year warranty on the control board, u would have to read your warranty in your manual to find out.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks - somehow it started working again after many unplugs.... appreciate the feedback"
It sounds like a wet/dry shopvac is what you need. You can buy or rent one at The Home Depot. I suppose you will need to either call a repairman or look at buying a new washing machine too.
Either way, Have a Merry ChristmasCoach Dave at The Home Depothttp://community.homedepot.com/
Posted on Dec 23, 2011
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