Not Starting Maytag Washer



Learn How To Fix A Not Starting Maytag Washer

If the problem is a not starting Maytag washer, in other words the washer fills to the selected water level, the motor runs, but the washer won't agitate.

You will needs to check the following parts until you find out the part that is preventing the washer from agitating.

The wall outlet: The first thing that you need to make sure, is that there is electricity in the outlet that the washer is connected to. The easier way to do that is by disconnecting the washer from the outlet and connecting a hair dryer that you know is in good working order on the outlet.

Turn the hair dryer on. If the hair dryer works, then the problem is in the washer. If the hair dryer doesn't work, then the problem could be on the fuse or circuit breaker box or on the wall outlet.

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Taking apart: The second thing that you need to learn to be able to fix your Maytag washer, is how to remove any panel to get access to the parts inside of the washer. Once you learn this, it will be very easy to do most repair in the washer.

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The power cord: The power cord transfers the electricity from the wall outlet to the washer timer. If one of the lines in the cord is open, electricity will not flow to the Maytag washer and the washer is not starting.


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The lid switch: This switch is a safety device use to prevent the motor in the washer from running if the door is open or if the switch is bad. There are 2 different door or lid switches in use, the old style and the newer style lid switch. You will learn how to check them both in the video links below. 


New Style lid Switch         Older Style lid Switch


Timer on/off switch: This switch is used to turn the timer on after you have selected the cycle that you want to run the washer on. This set of contacts inside of the timer are the ones that when they are closed they allow the electricity to flow to the timer and when they are opened, the Maytag washer is not starting.


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You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix a not starting Maytag washer.  Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.

Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.

Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.

We recommend Repair Clinic because they give you a 365 days hassle free return guarantee   Click here to check it out  

Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.

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