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    • Part Number: AP4044218
    • MFG Part Number: 34001248
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The bleach valve on our washer seems to be getting stuck in the open position. Start the wash cycle and it works just fine, but when washer goes into rinse and spin modes, the bleach valve constantly adds water. If I turn the cold water valve off and then on again it stops. I ran all of the "Service Mode" diagnostics and the bleach valve passed the "Quick Service Cycle. In the "Board Output Test", the bleach valve sticks in the open position when I set selector to "delicates". Opens fine when I push selector knob, but will not close when I press a second time. Just wondering if the problem is the valve assembly or the electronics since it passed one test and failed the other.

Don for Model Number Maytag MAH8700A

ANSWER Hello Don, What you will want to do is connect meter to the valve and when you push button it should energize the valve. When you push a second time then it will deenergize. If it continues to energize the valve then you would need a board. If it does deenergize then you will need a water valve. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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