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Washer won't work... Period

My uncle has a maytag atlantis washer and one while washing, opened the door to put a clothing item in and when he closed the door nothing happened. the washer would not work from then on...

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  • Karl B Dec 29, 2007

    Have similar problem with a Maytag Atlantis MAV6000. It is empty from a previous load and now it is dead. Wont fill up and wont turn on. Checked the circuit and it is live but its almost as if it isn't getting any electricity. Do you think it is the same issue of a lid switch?

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The lid switch on the washer went bad. with out the lid switch working the washer cant do anything. its there as a safety to stop the washer when the lid is raise but when it goes bad it doesnt know if the lid is down or not so the washer wont come on

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