Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Washer fills with water then drains:
The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)
If the pump is failing to shut off then there is something wrong with the electronics. If your washer is a mechanical timer controlled device then you may have a sticking switch (which may explain if switching cycles does something for you). But if you have an electronic timer then you may be experiencing a board failure, where a cycle is being commanded when it is not intended to by design.
If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more.
Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine.
Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.
Again Either it's siphoning down the drain due to an issue with the plumbing, it's overfilling, or also if it ( THE WATER) overheats then in some machines the software will employ a fill and drain tactic to cool down the water. The important thing is to work out which of these different faults is causing the problem by careful observation.
Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: LSQ9520LQO Top loading washer
It sounds like you have a defective lid switch. This is a typical symptom when the washer stops when it gets to the rinse cycle and won't drain. You can check by opening and closing the washer lid and listening for a "clicking" noise as the lid switch activates. The switch is located on the right hand side of the wash tub opening and is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a lid strike) through a small hole. You also attempt to use a small screwdriver and push down on the lid switch contact through the hole to see if the switch will make contact. Typically the switch either comes loose, the lid strike breaks off, or the switch breaks. If you diagnose the problem and it turns out to be the switch, you can use the following link for instructions on how to replace it:
Replacement parts can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and your part can be found under the "Top & Cabinet" heading on the next page as item 11 (part #3949247). The lid strike can be found under the same heading as item number 20 (part #358684).
NOTE: You do not have to drain the wash tub to replace the lid switch. The switch repair does not require you to move the washer. Let the washer to the work. With the switch replaced, the washer should drain on its own by placing it on the SPIN cycle. You can also make a by-pass by using the old lid switch. With the old lid switch removed, simply cut the white plug off the end of the switch, leaving about an inch or two of wire (This is the connector that's attached to the SWITCH, NOT the timer!). Cut the middle wire flush and splice the two remaining wires. You now have a by-pass that you can connect to the timer plug to drain the washer. This will also enable you to use the washer until your part arrives. CAUTION: It is not recommended to leave the washer in this state, as the tub will no longer stop when the lid is opened. You will have to stop it by manually pushing the timer in, or wait until the timer completes the full wash cycle.
If you do not wish to order parts online, use the part numbers provided and take to your local applaince parts retailer. I hope you find this information helpful. Please post back if you have any questions, or require further assistance.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged? Is the drain hose installed properly? look in the installation Instructions, Press POWER/CANCEL to clear display........ hope this helps.....
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
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When the washer fills but does not agitate or spin then you can check if the lid switch is fine. You can jump start the lid switch by connecting both the wires with each other or use the third wire to act as jumper between the two. After this if the problem is solved then replacing lid switch is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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LD error code
means long drain, you can try to check the drain hose and clean it completely.
Also take out the agitator and check any stuck clothes there. After this if the
problem is back then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back
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