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Maytag MAH5500 - Washer won't shut off

Washer won't shut off - The washer runs through all the cycles normally but doesn't shut off at the end. The door remains locked, the washer remains on and it rotates every 30 seconds or so. I have to push the Start/Stop switch to shut it down. Does anyone have an idea what might be causing this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    I have the same problem as the one described here. I have checked the timer and when it is at the "off" position, all contacts are open. I have looked at the schematic but am not sure where to go from here.

  • Momadams Nov 29, 2007

    Mine's the MAH4000 and just started doing this.

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    door isn't locked on my machine and all water is completely gone, clothes have spun out nicely (almost dry) just replaced wax motor and main circuit board.

  • Paula Falzarano Aug 19, 2008

    my problem is that My machien runs through all cycles and finishes but just won't turn off, clothes are nicley spun out.

  • Jordan Melick
    Jordan Melick Sep 15, 2008

    I have the same identical problem with my Maytag Neptune MAH4000.  Everything else functions correctly.  


    Is it the TIMER or Machine Control Microprocessor Board that is failing?


    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    washer runs with "nf" in the display, light cycle has grown by 15 or more minutes over time

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Exactly the same problem for a 20 year old MAH3300.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Washer door will not lock causing the washer not to start.

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Make sure machine is pumping out fully

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