Those washers had a problem with leaking .Water would drip out of the boot and run down onto the wiring connections on the heater. Maytags solution was to send you a GFI that you put in the outlet then plugged the washer into that. If you didn't use the GFI what happens is the wiring shorts out and burns up the board. That is what happened to mine when it was three years old. Waited 3 weeks for the part.