Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
Try unplugging the unit. If it stops filling you have a control board problem. If it continues to fill, you have a bad fill valve that is not closing properly, usually because of dirt or scale buildup thats gotten past the inlet screen on the valve. Good Luck!
Posted on Oct 06, 2006
If the machine continues to fill even after the power has been switched off, this sounds like a stuck inlet valve. To identify the valve, look at your model in the "parts store" section of Maytag's website. The valve is item 21 on the "Control Panel, Top & Lid" drawing. From the drawing, the valve looks like a fairly standard item; I suspect you might get something suitable a bit cheaper elsewhere. A
Posted on Feb 06, 2007
Does it fill when the machine is powered down?
If it does then the fill valve is stuck open and needs replacing
If it does not then you need to check the pressure switch and the air bell on the outer drum which probably has a ball of jellyfied soap in it.
If you take the back off you will see a thin plastic or rubber hose going from the bottom of the drum to a small flying saucer type object.
If you pull the hose off the bottom connection and blow into it you should hear a clicking noise from the pressure switch.
If it clicks then clean out the air bell and refit the hose .
If it does not click then get a new pressure switch
A repairman would test it live but that is not recommended for untrained people
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
I would pull the 120VAC power cord to the washer for 10 seconds then power back up.
See if you can get into service mode. To enter Service Mode press and hold he Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or until the control beeps and the display reads “00”. If you can’t get into Service Mode I feel you have a Control Board issue/failure.
If you can get into Service Mode then go to page 15 of the SM and we want to try a Quick Service Cycle test. Follow the instructions to enter the Quick Service Cycle test and let us know the results. If the test will run it will take about 10 minutes.
Link to Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
Posted on May 30, 2009
It is very possible for it to be a valve failur as these machines have a temperature control incommon, It recieves voltatge through the temp control.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
if the water continues to fill even with power off, and you have to manually shut in off at the wall valve, the 3-way inlet valve is stuck open. you have to replace it. $90
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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