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Maytag Washer Troubleshooting
If you're looking for help fixing your Maytag Washer, look no further! Our comprehensive Maytag Washer Troubleshooting guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model's error codes.
Not Spinning or Draining
Assess the load. Overcrowding your laundry with too many clothes (or not enough) can effect the water fill. Also, make sure to distribute clothes evenly before operating.
Determine whether the washer is plugged into the electrical outlet. Reset your circuit breaker if necessary.
Remove any kinks from the drain hose. Unclog the utility tub's drain if necessary.
Close the washer's lid securely to add pressure to the lid switch. The lid switch prevents the washer from operating when the lid is open. If it is closed but still not working, the switch might be defective. According to Maytag, the washer's built-in failure feature will keep it from spinning or draining until the lid switch is replaced. Contact an authorized Maytag service provider for assistance if you suspect a malfunctioning lid switch.
Avoid overcrowding your load; an unbalanced, heavy load can contribute to excessive water fill that can leak. Slide the washer away from the wall to view the back panel. Check to see if the water hose is securely connected to the machine.
Replace the entire hose if you see punctures. If the hose is in good shape, replace the internal washers only. Invest in new steel or plastic outer tubs if they are rusted, punctured or split.
Unscrew the access panel and search for leaks inside the internal compartment as the machine fills. If leaks appear as the cycle continues, then replace the pump. Turn off the washer and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Carefully tilt the washer upward to access underneath the unit—use a car jack so the washer will not tip over as you perform the work.
Loosen the two motor mounting bolts with a wrench to lessen the tension on the belt. Disconnect the pump hose and unscrew its mounting bolts with a torque wrench. Unclip the pump pulley with your hands. Once the entire pump and hose are removed, install the new pump by first, sliding the pump lever into the agitator slot and aligning the belt with the pump pulley.
Line up the bolt holes and tighten the mounting bolts. Reconnect all hoses and snap in clamps. Pull against the motor to create tension on the belt, then tighten the rear motor mounting bolt. Fasten the mounting bolt located on the motor's opposite side. Place the washer back onto the floor and plug it in again.
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I bought a Maytag commercial washer - it was pricey but I loved the fact that it had dial knobs and only one feature was electronic as I find the electronics to be what fails the most. It holds a lot of clothes and gets them really clean. I absolutely love it!!
We currently have had our Maytag washing machine for approximately 15 years. The first thing we noticed was how user friendly it was. Also, the options that came with our washing machine met all of our needs. The second thing that we were excited about was how quiet it was. Our previous washing machine could be heard at the back of the house and was constantly out of balance. The third thing we noticed was how much cleaner our clothes were. Our clothes smelled better and had less wear thus saving us money. Speaking of which, the machine is an energy saver. One of the most significant attributes I can attest to is how reliable it is. There has never been an issue that required repair services. I am sure our Maytag will be in service for years to come. c
I have had this machine for 15 years and never spent a penny on any maintenance, I love it. Some things are worth it and it still has a stylish look and cleans great. The only thing I would change is if it didn't have any the middle washer paddle so it would have more space like the newer models.
I had a 30 year old Kenmore large capacity washer that finally gave out. I began a lot of research on who makes the best washing machine now. I used Consumer Reports, appliance websites with reviews and finally decided on the Cabrio. Let me say, I had no idea that I would be able to add extra clothes to the wash load and come out with clean clothes every time. I am amazed at how they are practically dry when the cycle is complete. I do have to run a cleaner through my machine after so many washes, but it is so much more efficient than my old Kenmore was. I cannot complain about it though. It lasted 30 years and that is unheard of now.
Maytag has always been my favorite lasts forever no problems at all till something perforated the pump but was fixed promptly. I had my maytag till I moved and left it with my son so I do not have it now but I'd buy another maytag as long as it's not one of those water savers. Do not like those because it doesn't use enough water to rinse out the soap properly like the older original machines. Maytag is strong, durable and worth every penny. If I was buying another washer It would definitely be a maytag. They wash clothes thoroughly. Of all household appliances if have to have a maytag washing machine and my favorite vacuum cleaner. Maytag washing machines are by far a ten next everything else I've tried.