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I have a Maytag MAH5000BWW. When you press the start button the panel lights up but nothing happens. When you turn it off and press the start button again it is completely dead not even the lights. I unplug it and plug it back in again and the panel lights up again but the washer does turn on.

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I have encountered the same problem and now I can use my washer again. Yay!!

Thank you.

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SOURCE: Maytag washer not reset after power outage

The magnetic switch was stuck due to power outage / contactor are spark connect the contactor stuck together .Magnetic switch to replace.

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SOURCE: Kemore HE3 front load washer won't start

Check you door latch. When you open the door, there should be a black square hole on the frame and a black round hole above it with a pin sticking out. The pin is probably broken off and the door latch assembly needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool 9400 Front Loader Washer Control Button Locked

find button with lock emblem beside it hold 3-5 secs

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SOURCE: my kenmore elite oasis washer will not turn on. I

its the power button its a common prob use a soldering iron and switch it with the load sinal button this happpens as the washer alallows moisture to get on the board as its not protected it will save u a ton of money and anyone can do it

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SOURCE: i want to unlock my door

Manually Unlocking the Door Lock System
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 2. Remove the lower kick panel. 3. Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock unit. 4. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a tear-drop shaped tab. 5. Gently pull the tab down about a ¼" or until a click is heard. 6. The door may be opened.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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