I had the same problem. Try this: The top of the washing machine has a rear cover that protects the rotary switch, should be 6 screws holding the panel on. Directly behind the switch that allows you to set the spin cycle is of course the the switch. The very top of the switch has a clip on/snap on wiring harness. Make sure the machine is unplug while you are performing any of this. Make sure the wiring harness is completely snapped in to the switch. Over time your machine causes the harness to get loose. Specifically when you overload the machine and is unbalanced during the Spin Cycle.
If you are not comfortable with this process see professional help.
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Let me explain to you how the Maytag washer lid switch works.
The lid switch is located on the controls panel, and is activated by opening and closing the washer door. The purpose of the lid switch is to prevent the washer from working with the door open.
It is a safety device to prevent the user from sticking their hands inside of the washer while the washer is agitating or spinning.
When the washer lid switch stops working, the result could be that the washer won't wash, drain, spin and in some cases the washer will not work at all.
You will need a multimeter to check the internal contacts on the washer lid switch.
You will also need to use the wiring schematic to see what contact should be close when the lid switch supposed to be on.
You will need to remember that the Maytag washer lid switch is one of the first parts that you will need to check, when the washer don't want to start filling, agitating, draining or spinning.
check your door switch. Many times a faulty door switch can prevent the spin cycle. When you locate the door switch, take a jumper wire across the connection and advance the timer to spin. If it spins with the jumper wire, you will need a new door switch.
the maytag runs in one direction for wash. it reverses to drain and spin - check for a broken or loose belt. maytags I have run into circa 1989 have two belts. as for the softener dispense, there may be a solenoid valve that is supposed to open. may be just a flapper type of valve. softener goes in by gravity feed.