The Maytag Front Load Washer is intermittently not spinning. What is the usual problem?
Answer Hello Joel. Check and see if the pump may be clogged. If not, check the basket and make sure it spins freely. If so, check the balance switches and the spin enable switches on the unit.
Need to diagnose problem with washer. Machine will stop anywhere in the wash cycle. Checked wax motor. It is locking. Checked R11 and it is not burned. Propped a piece of wood against the door to insure a tight seal and still the problem persist. Can start the machine again by simply pressing the Start Button and it will continue in its cycle and stop again somewhere else in the cycle. Sometimes it will go through to the third rinse cycle and not do a final spin. Again, when and where it stops is inconsistent. Problem started after I replaced the door boot (bellows). What do I need to check next?
Answer Hello Greg,
First, make sure the selector buttons are fully engaged for the selections for the wash. You should then check out the out-of-balance circuit. As long as the door lock light is working, I don't believe it will be an issue. Be aware that the manufacturer has recommended that if a micro-switch for out-of-balance is on the left rear strut, cut the wires and splice them directly together to eliminate the switch from the circuit. Don't forget to pull on the two big blue wires in the front center that go to the switch down there. I have seen them simply pull out from a broken wire. This is also in the out-of-balance circuit.
My washing machine will lock the lid an say its sensing but it will not fill up with water.
We would need a model number to properly assist but in generally if the unit is not filling then you will want to check the screens on the water valve to make sure that they are not clogged with debris. Double check the water supply to ensure that you have water coming to unit and that it is on. Check power to the water valve to make sure that the water valve is getting power when the unit is turned on. If there is no power then you will need to check the control board or timer to make sure that it is sending 120 vac to the water valve and if not then replace that part. You will need to access the wiring diagram in the control panel to do testing.