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Maytag Model MAVT546EWW

My washer is approx 3 yrs old. When I turn it on it will begin filling then suddenly stops, from best I can tell the cycle is not complete. I can not get it to continue. The lights flash on the fabric selector periodically.

Our power went off for approx an hour (no storm involved) it worked the day before, I dit or not.o not know if that could have anything to do with it. We have reset the circuit breaker. Any ideas?


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  • jdhorne Sep 19, 2008

    Same problem as described in earlier post. Following power outage due to Hurricane Ike, the washer begins filling but stops after a few seconds and does not complete the cycle.

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    I also have the exact same problem after the Ike outage. Very odd and i haven't found anything online about it yet.

  • lovely9707 Sep 20, 2008

    The same thing happened to my washer. I washed the day before a storm. The next day I tried to wash but it only filled with water for a minute then it stopped, I have to keep pressing the button to make it go but it never completes a cycle. Could it be the timer?

  • aguillor Sep 27, 2008

    Same problem, Washer was fine after power outages through Gustav, had lights blink twice yesterday and problems began. Washer begins filling then stops, with all the lights flashing once stops. Please help!!!!

  • Neal F Norton Feb 20, 2009

    I also have the same problem. The power went out for 1/2 hour and the lights blink around the main knob. It starts a cycle for 30sec and stops. I will try to explain this to Maytag Service and give them this link. I will post more news later next week.

  • UnHappyNNJ Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. Repairman just left my house and basically said its the computer. The machine is 3 yrs old, I paid $500 for the unit and they wanted $350 for the computer. Highway robbery. I will buy a new and better machine and will NEVER buy another Maytag unless the warranty is at least 10 yrs. My previous machine lasted 15 yrs. This one was definitely a lemon. Sounds like we ALL were had! Good luck!


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It's the Control's not grounded..says so on back of the machine...when power surge hits it shorts out.Get new one and install yourself if you are a handy type person. I bought my part online for $98.15 plus shipping total cost 105 and change.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

  • arezell1966 Apr 27, 2011

    Can u tell me where u ordered if part?

  • Not-fixed4me Apr 27, 2011 is the link to where I ordered the part from...the price has gone up to about 111.00 but that is still way better than service call... it was easy to put it in too...just pull back off of machine top (after unplugging of course) remove old control board and press new one in place and re-attach the wiring (like plug n play stuff on your computer) and wala! you are good to go.


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Having the same exact problem with mine due to a power outage. That exact part is discontinued and they now have an alternate part for it but they will not admit that there was a problem with that part. They wouldn't even document my problem in their systems unless I paid one of their technicians $250 to come out here and look at it to say that was the problem and even then I'd have to pay him another $250 plus $127 for the part to fix it. I found the part on an appliance site for replacement part for $95. It's sad I can buy the same part cheaper from another company than I can from the manufactorer. If I end up replacing my washer I will not go with maytag as they do not stand by their product nor want to admit to consumers there is a problem with one. They just want to ignore the problem and have the consumer to pay for it. DO NOT BUY MAYTAG!

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  • Not-fixed4me Sep 05, 2010

    I just had this exact same problem..a power outage..and here we go ..could you please tell me the site and part number? where you found the part so I can order one? I just got laid off my job and I can't afford to have them come fix it... I just need the part so I can do it...I really need my washer ...somebody please help? Thanks!!!!!

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  • gglor Nov 23, 2010

    yes again, mine the same problem, its the control board, very easy to change out, you can find the part online from 97.00 to 113.00 as far as i can tell they are all the same part, just a slight difference in price


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