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Maytag washer not completing or activating all cycles in certain modes

The washer timing control is defective.
3/16/2017 7:32:27 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Mar 16, 2017


HI, check the following to address this issue.

1. Clogged drain line or water pump
Check to see if there's something stuck inside the pump or the drain hose connected to the pump (pump is usually located at the bottom and towards the back of the washing machine).

2. Water Pump
If the drain line isn't clogged, you may have a problem with the water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's the case replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect time to replace the belt(s) if needed.

**The most common issue will be an obstructed hose or, line
7/29/2014 9:49:39 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Jul 29, 2014

Maytag MTW5900TW0 washer- 5 Cycles

This is a simple direct drive washer. If you are having problems with speeds that is going to be the timer. The agitator is attached to the transmission, their is nothing electronic about it. A $200 motor is attached to the tranny. Power from the motor is transferred to the basket via a clutch and a drive coupling. The main thing that happens to these machines is people adding quilts or rugs to the basket. This causes the drive coupling to break. The good news is nothing is hard to repair on this model and is it well worth keeping. themobilian_2252.jpg

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5/2/2011 4:52:42 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on May 02, 2011

The water us to hot are they built so cheap that

Most newer washers have this feature.

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9/10/2010 1:19:48 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Sep 10, 2010

Hi, I have a magtag washer 2.5 years old, was

our washing machine is not spinning the error says its "PE"
12/10/2009 12:45:37 AM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Dec 10, 2009

Water not draining!

Check for a kinked or clogged drain line. The hose can be removed from the pump and the pump can be checked for clogs. Take a flashlight and look into the suction port of the pump and look for any obstructions (like the occasional stray sock, for example). Also check the pump impeller for broken or missing blades and ensure that the impeller spins freely. If not, the pump is defective. Hope this helped and best wishes.
8/13/2009 3:16:08 AM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Aug 13, 2009

Hi. How do you get to the lid switch on a Maytag

You must remove the rear control panel housing...
Remove some clips - and then remove the basin surround.
Here is a video that will help you out without having to type out the entire instructions. It is a general instructional that covers just about all the manufacturers.

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8/5/2009 12:20:27 AM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Aug 05, 2009

How do I drain a maytag washing machine?

If the machine will not operate to drain the water, gravity will do the job for you. Simply remove the drain hose from the standpipe, and lower it to a floor drain if one is near enough to the machine. If no floor drain, you can catch the water from the hose into a large bucket for disposal. You will need to empty the bucket numerous times before the washer is empty.
7/20/2009 11:31:29 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Jul 20, 2009


remember that when removing the drum with the wrench make sure you turn it anti-clockwise and wedge it in with a piece of wood between the spider and the plastic drum so when you it the wrench with a hammer,as this will be very stiff the metal spider will not turn upon trying to turn the wrench,hope this helps yu ?
7/15/2009 7:25:52 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Jul 15, 2009

Will an agitator pick clothes

Do you meant pinch ??

If so - YES...

I have had several washers with agitators and pinched little tiny holes in my cloths..

So irritating..

I baught a front loader that just tumbles with no agitation..

Hope this helps !!
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7/11/2009 1:44:44 PM • Maytag MTW5900TW... • Answered on Jul 11, 2009

Maytag MDB6100AWW comes on and pumps water, then the motor hums for 3 seconds stops for 15 seconds then hums for 3seconds. Won't start any wash cyclesand won't pump water out

Hi, Please power cycle your machine and then rotate the cycle dial by 90 degrees counter clockwise (opposite of usual direction of rotation), then attempt to run a wash cycle again. Otherwise, I would run a rinse cycle and poor some toothpaste in the washer in order to unclog any potential blocks before attempting the wash again. Thank you.
12/6/2022 2:59:01 AM • Maytag Washing... • Answered Yesterday

How to get clothes out of a locked washing machine

Power unit down by turning off the circuit breaker or unplugging for one (1) minute. Power unit up by reconnecting power. Restart a new cycle. Monitor the washer for one (1) minute to ensure the error code does not display again. Best to you
12/6/2022 2:08:57 AM • Maytag Washing... • Answered Yesterday

Maytag Control Locked error model # MFW9700SQ1

Holding the Cycle End Signal button for 3 seconds is the way to turn the control lock off and on with this model. If that is not unlocking the control like it should, the first thing you would want to try is unplugging it for 5 minutes to let the controls reset. Best to you
12/5/2022 6:37:12 PM • Maytag Washing... • Answered Yesterday

Maytag Maxima washer error codes E01 F08

Mine was resolved after changing the Symmons slide valve at the inlet to the hoses. This valve is spring loaded and does not work if not exercised as open and close on regular basis. My hot water supply was completely shut off and cold water remained open at all time. Check the incoming water pressure by unscrewing the hoses from washer and check water outlet by filling the bucket from both sources. Symmons slide valve at the wall is W-400 and was 25 years old.
12/3/2022 1:00:28 AM • Maytag Washing... • Answered on Dec 03, 2022

My Maytag commercial washer has

Unplug your washing machine for a few minutes which will let the electrical charge to dissipate from your washing machine that will let it reset then. If it is still not working unplug it for 10 minutes.Or you will have to access the real switch then which is under the lid housing by pushing the washing machines drum to the back.
11/29/2022 1:34:09 PM • Maytag Washing... • Answered on Nov 29, 2022

MEDE500VPO How to tell the year

If a receipt or other paperwork is not available, the age of a Maytag washer can be found by looking at the serial number. The last two characters of the 10-digit number indicate the year and month of manufacture. A Maytag washer serial number is 10 characters long, with the last two characters being letters. Mar. 26, 2021

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11/28/2022 11:21:52 PM • Maytag Washing... • Answered on Nov 28, 2022

Orange stains on clothing

I had detergent with oxy-cleaners do this. murf427
11/22/2022 4:58:12 PM • Maytag Washing... • Answered on Nov 22, 2022
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