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Author Topic: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again  (Read 28811 times)

Offline JWWebster

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2008, 10:12:20 PM »

Might be the water temp switch or it could be the water level switch, It could very well be in the timer. This is a real wam doozy you got going here. Go back to that cherry switch make sure them connections is tight and it is positioned exactly where it should be so that the strike hits it perfectly. That dang switch arm can get out of alignment
« Last Edit: October 29, 2008, 10:25:48 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2008, 09:00:08 AM »
man what luck.  After 2 weeks I get the damn thing working again.
Problem was a bad black cherry lid switch that I got new. 

I went out and got a voltage sensor.  I put the sensor next to the wire harness when I pull the timer switch to turn the washer on, the voltage sensor went off.  So I know the timer is good.  I than left the timer on, and move the sensor around, the only area that had power is the lid area.  No power near the fill switch or the pressure switch. 

I pull both of the lid switch out and tested them with my multimeter.   It turns out that the new black switch is no good, so I just jump the two wires, one pink and the other orange together with a wire nut and the washer came back to life! O0

I guess just because the part is new, it does not mean it is not DOA.
Thanks for the help!  I was going to call in the Maytag repair guy on Monday if I could not get the thing working this weekend.

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2008, 09:02:18 AM »
Glad to hear you got it repaired.  O0

Thanks for the update.