I have a Maytag Bravos top loading washer - model mvwx700xw1.
A few weeks ago the machine stopped spinning and after a bit of investigation I used the built in diagnostics to read error codes F7E1 and F7E7. After a bit more Internet research, I decided to replace the actuator. I ordered the part, installed it (wow that was easy), cleared the error codes, ran the calibration, then ran the automatic test. Everything was proper. I ran 3 loads of clothes through the washer and I was proud of my achievement.
Fast forward a few days and my fiance notifies me the washer is not working again (she notices it's not spinning in sensing mode)....
I go into diagnostic mode and see error F7E1. I clear the error code, and run the automatic test cycle - it works fine. We run one load of clothes through and all is well.
Two days later the same scenario occurs except clearing the codes does nothing for my situation.
I check the wiring harness connection to the new actuator and it's solid. Error codes are still F7E1.
Any ideas on what's going on here? It sure seems to be another actuator failure - I'm just unsure of whether I had bad luck with the replacement part or if there is another part in the washer causing the repeated actuator failure. Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated.