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Maytag mah4000aww, tub overfills

Selecting cold water only, when started, the hot water valve also opens. When full the valves don't close. Using stop button shuts off machine but the valves stay open until machine is unplugged. I shut off supply and restarted it. It ran the wash cycle but at the start of the rinse it shut off. To restart it, it would only shut off in about 2 to 3 seconds. Removeing connector P7 from control board there is 1.145 kohms across hot water valve, 1.125 kohms across cold valve and wax motor has 1.215 kohms. On back of control board, the trace leading from the hot water valve connection to the resistor R103 at the main transformer is burned for about 3/4 inch. I have a new control board but before I instal it should some other component be check that might have caused the problem.

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  • Fangiofun Jul 27, 2008

    My machine is Neptune MAH4000AWW

    We first noticed a problem when the basement was flooded. The machine was at the beginning of the spin cycle and the door flung open making a bigger mess.
    Tried again, either of the valves, hot or cold, will not shut off even after water started to overflow.
    Door close light in on, and the door remains locked. After playing with the main control knob, I got it to run thru the wash cycle, but it did not star the rinse.
    Any help is welcomed
    Sergio
    PS: This is the same machine that a year ago I changed the motor and controller with some invaluable help from this site.




  • rgriswo Aug 01, 2008

    My Neptune started cutting off during the cycle. It would restart when I pushed the "start" button but the door subsequently opened with a full tub of water. Quite a mess. I thought the door wasn't fully locked so I ran through the cycle again. More cutoffs and then the door opened again for another clean up.



    I read about the R11 Q6 repair and I wonder if that is what is causing my problems. By the way, the first time it did this, my size 14 running shoes were in the wash. Is that a bad idea?



    Thanks,

    Ryan

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Have you changed your door latch wax motor yet... If you have the brown actuator pin then you want to chuck that wax motor out of there quicker than spit! You want the redesigned wax motor with the black actuator pin. I know of folks where the wax motor failure caused the timer and /or water valves to act up... See www.neptunewaxmotor.com for disassembly photos and other Neptune information.

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I have a maytag neptune, model MAH4000AWW The washer overfills, the water will not stop running.


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If an inlet valve is faulty, check the water connection and the
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