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Can a Maytag washing machine be repaired?

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A Maytag washing machine can be repaired by a professional or as a do-it-yourself project. Maytag has a service and repair website that allows Maytag owners to schedule an appointment for service online. To troubleshoot and repair washing machine problems without the assistance of a professional, visit ApplianceRepair.net.

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Many washing machine problems are common to most brands. Problems common to washing machines are that the machine does not stop filling, the water level continues to go down or the machine leaks. Issues can also occur with the motor, transmission and drive train. Diagnose the problem using the online guide to decide if the issue is one that requires professional assistance or if it is a do-it-yourself project.

To troubleshoot and repair problems on a Maytag washing machine:

  1. Gather tools and prepare
  2. A socket ratchet set, screwdriver, flashlight, nut driver and pliers will be needed in most basic repairs. Unplug the washer and remove the front panel. Unscrew the panel if it is screwed in, then pull the bottom outward and remove the panel by pulling it down and out.

  3. Fixing a grinding noise
  4. Grinding noises are due to a broken coupler. To replace it, pop the snap retainer clips and pull the pump from the motor. Disconnect electrical connections and remove the bottom retainer from the motor. Pry the old coupler from the motor and install a new coupler in its place by tapping the coupler with a wooden block.

  5. Fixing draining problems
  6. Draining problems are associated with a bad pump. Remove the hose that connects to the pump and check for clothing or other stuck objects. Rotate the pump to check for rattling from broken parts or blades. Replace the pump with a new one if it is broken or reinstall it after removing any hose blockages.

  7. Fixing water flow problems
  8. If the washer is slow to fill, first clean the inlet screens on the water valves. If the problem persists, replace the water valve by removing the old valves and installing the new ones, transferring the electrical connectors to the hot and cold connectors in the new valves.

  9. Fixing agitating or spinning issues
  10. When the machine fills with water but does not agitate or spin, replace the lid switch. To remove the old switch, pry up the locking tab and slide the switch forward. To install a new switch, put it in the slot and pull backward.

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