I want to remove the "safety" feature of locking washer door. I removed the magnetized hook, but the washer won't agitate. There must be something more. This feature is a big pain in the butt! I am smart enough not to put my hands, as I believe most people are.
Answer Hello Roxy,
The door lock feature is not designed for the customers' convenience and while it may be a pain for you, I'm sorry but we cannot advise anyone on how to bypass a safety feature of any type on any unit. This would leave us vulnerable to a lawsuit should anything happen with the unit.
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.