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Maytag MAT12CSDAW My coin-op top loading washer became unbalanced in the final spin and one of the tenants pulled the plug. How can I reset this washer- pushing in the coin tray (usual coinless start) does not seem to help. Is there a hidden reset button? Thanks

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  • MikeTD Aug 06, 2008

    I have a commercial Maytag coin operated washer that will not work. The
    "unbalance load" light is on and when I drop quarters into the
    mechanism I don't even hear the timer running. I have a
    schematic and can email it if you need to see the circuit.
    There doesn't appear to be any "unbalance" switch, the circuit to and from the light connects to the lid switch and the timer. I was told you can
    reset the unbalance condition by opening and closing the lid; I've done
    this but still the problem persists. I've also tried tilting the washer front to back and right to left. No luck, any thoughts? Thanks



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Try the following on a top loading washer. Prior to opening the lid, find the tiny switch that engages/disengages the water upon lid opening and closing (found on the back right corner of my model).  This is your target! Open the lid. Push the washer drum to the back to access the "real switch" underneath the lid/washer housing.   The switch can be pushed back and forward (this is how it engages/disengages water) or pulled slightly down.  Pull the switch down and close the lid. You are good to go!  Hope this helps!

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Leep, open the hatch that the timer sits under. You will see the timer and actuator that the coin tray pushes to start the wash cycle. You can rotate this cam clockwise until it gets to it's home position, ususally right around the 12:00 position. Good luck

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