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Maytag washer not reset after power outage

My Maytag washer MAV5920EWW is not working after power outage. The lights around the control knob flash twice every 15 seconds. When I press down the control knob to start the machine, it works until the lights flash again. I tried unplugging and re-plugging or turn it off, but nothing I tried so far can reset it. A technician checked it and said the control board needs to be replaced. Is there a way to reset it? Thanks a lot!

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  • Jeff345 Jan 09, 2008

    Thank you very much Leo2! Can I replace the Magnetic switch by myself or it's hard to do and need a professional to do it? Where can I order it? Thanks again. Jeff345.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I'm having the exact problem with my Maytag MAV5920EWW following a power outage. I also tried unplugging the washer and plugging it back in to try to reset it, but that did not work. I have repairperson coming tomorrow and hope that this is an easy fix?! My washer is less than 1 year old!

  • aaron priest Sep 29, 2008

    what does the magnetic switch do and what do i need to order

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2011

    I am having the exact same problem. where is this magnetic switch located?



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The magnetic switch was stuck due to power outage / contactor are spark connect the contactor stuck together .Magnetic switch to replace.

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The technician is right, the control board needs to be replaced. No such reset button for the control board. The only way it can possibly reset it is unplugging it for longer period to forcibly reset the microcontroller but there's no assurance that it will reset. Let the machine sit overnight before purchasing a new control board with part number 21002238.

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