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I have a Maytag top load washer - model MAVT546EWW purchased from Lowes. The entire led lights blink twice, then the "regular" wash light is lit. This repeats every 20 seconds or so. The washer will only work for every 20 seconds also, then the button must be pushed in again to get the machine to run. Maytag said they never heard of this problem. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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This sounds like the electeronic is faulty. Do this. Turn off the machine and unplug it from the power outlet for 5 minutes. Then plug it in and select a cycle. Make sure the water is on and try the spin only cycle first. if it wont spin only then there is a problem in the controller or the motor circuit. Thsi could be something simple like the unbalance switch or something worse like the motor or controller. ensuder the bowl is central. Pull the bowl to the centre. if rthe button you refer to is an overload button then the motor is faulty. A motor overload button measures the motor current in the neutral leg and if it is too great then it pops and stops the appliance.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

  • Not-fixed4me Sep 05, 2010

    I am just now having the exact same problem Lori.I bought the same washer from Lowe's that you did...I tried the above and the spin works so guess it's the overload button any suggestions anybody? Could I possible buy a new controller switch? We've had several power outages through out the summer...but as the machine was always off when it happened,didn't think it could effect it...is it possible the motor overload button is bad? and can be replaced? or is it more economical to buy a new one rather than fix the old one...like so many other electronics these days...I hope not...it would be such a waste of materials and harm to our environment if this is so...also Lori...I noticed if I keep trying to make my work..it beeps at me...and I noticed that before it went kaputz completely it would malfunction from time to time but then straighten itself out..did yours do that? It makes me think the switch went bad...is that possible?Help anyone?

  • diageo23 Dec 08, 2010

    yeah this seems to be a problem with this model.. here is the solution.. maytag did NOT ground the control board located behind the cycle select button, it is a faulty design. a small power surge .. power flickering etc.. will cause this. the control board is "fried" we replaced ours for 130.00 bucks, not a cheap fix, and please INVEST in a power surge protector for this washer!!!!!

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