What Are Some Common Problems With Maytag Washers?

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The three most common problems with Maytag washers are a washing machine that does not start, a unit that does not spin and the washer not draining water. The specific problems with Maytag washers depend on the particular model.

To fix a washer that does not start, begin by checking that there is power to the washer. Inspect the fuse box, lid switch and circuit breaker for continuity. Other possible problems include the lid being up and the appliance being in a pause cycle.

Fix a machine that does not spin by checking that the drain pump is clear of any debris. Also, check the belt, and replace it if it is worn or damaged. Other possible causes of a unit that does not spin include a damaged drive motor or faulty lid switch.

To fix a washer that does not drain water, begin by checking the drain line for blockage. If the line is clear, inspect the pump for damage, and fix or repair the part as needed. Worn transmission gears may also prevent the unit from draining water. Call a qualified appliance maintenance person if this is the problem.

Refer to the user’s manual before attempting any repairs on a washing machine.