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Our Maytag washer is 2 years old.It started filling with hot water while on the cold setting. We shut the hot water off to the washer, left only the cold on. That worked fine. Now it will not spin or fill up with water. Plus I can hear the timer running until I pushed the button in to shut it off. What do you think this is or call the repair man? Thank you for your help.

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You need to change the pipes around. Put the cold water pipe onto the opposite connection ans visa verse.

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