If the water level switch is faulty. will it make the washer unbalanced?
Answer Dee, To a slight degree it is possible. but not likely, that the water level could be high enough to cause the articles to tumble and "bunch up", and cause unbalanced loads. You need to check the more obvious and common issues, level the washer and lock the legs, check the shock absorbers and tub springs, proper loading, etc.
Have a intermittent over flow problem. It has done it 2 time in the last 3 months. I have checked the rubber tube and it is clear. I have blown into it and it is clear. With it hooked up, the switch clicks. I have unplugged it while it is filling and it stops. Any ideas? My wife wants a new one. She is scared to use it since it floods the laundry room. Thanks
Answer Hello Joe,
This could be a water pressure issue, a water valve sticking issue, or a sticking pressure switch. To explain the first, there is no spring inside the water valve to aid in its' closure. Water pressure alone closes the valve. If the water pressure is low at the time it should close, it could be staying open and to add to this, if the water valve is sticking, this makes it that much harder for the valve to close. If you wanted to be sure the issue doesn't occur again, replace the water valve, the pressure switch, and make sure if there are any screens in the supply hoses, they are clean.
Occasionally the washer over-fills and gets the floor wet. Is it the pressure switch or what? Thanks in advance for your help.
Answer Hello Bill. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the timer or unplugging the unit, you will need to look for a bad pressure hose or replace the pressure switch. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off for the water hoses, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.
The water level switch will not turn; it is stuck in the small load position. Please help. Thanks.
Answer Hello Jim. It sounds like you need to replace the water level switch on the unit if it is stuck. W10339251 is the correct switch.
Load size switch. How hard to replace?
Answer Hello Cliff. These are not hard to replace. Unplug the unit and remove the 2 screws on the back corners of the control panel. Pull the panel forward and flip it backwards. Next unplug the lid switch and remove the 2 brass clips from the cabinet. Pull of the cabinet and access the pressure hose. Rmove the old hose and install the new hose in the same location. Next pull off the switch knob. Release the locking tab and twist the switch to remove it. Istall new switch in reverse order.
The water selector is on warm wash/cold rinse. The water starts in warm like it should then after 20 seconds it changes to all cold. Never comes back to warm. Please tell me what part I need. The screens are clean and the hot water is working well.
The unit operates off of a thermistor that is in on the water valve. The thermistor will sense what the water temperature is and open and close according to the temp. If the incoming water temperature is above 70 degrees then the bimetal will not open to allow hot water to come in. It is possible that the bimetal is defective and water valve would need to be replaced.
How do I access the water pressure switch on my Maytag MTW5600TQ1 washer? Not sure how to get into the top panel.
Answer Hello Denny,
You would want to use a putty knife on either side of the control panel. On either side there is a clip that you would want to push in on and lift up on the control.