Problems With a Top Loading Maytag

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Most of the problems common to Maytag washing machines are fixable with just a few tools found around the home, or with a quick trip to the local hardware store. When your Maytag washer isn't spinning anymore or it will not fill up with water, you may be tempted to call a repairman to come out and fix the problem for you. If you want to save money on the repairs, though, you can try to fix it yourself.

Washer Will Not Run Or Fill

  • When your washer will not run or fill there are two things that you need to check: the power cord and the water supply lines. Unplug the washer's power cord from the wall and look it over for any cracks or frays in the cord. If there are cracks or frays in the cord, replace it immediately. Power cords can be found at your local hardware store. If the washer will not fill, check the water supply lines on the back of the washer to determine if they are connected properly. Also check the water supply spigots to determine if they are open all the way.

Washer Is Very Noisy When In Use

  • If your Maytag washer is very noisy while you are using it, there could be two problems occurring. The first problem could be that you're overloading the washer. The second problem could be that the washer is not balanced. Do not overload your washer with heavy items like jeans and large blankets. This will make the washer rock back and forth, causing the noise. Use a level to determine if the washer is balanced. If the washer is not balanced, use a screwdriver to adjust the feet on the bottom of the washer until it is balanced.

Washer Will Not Drain

  • If your Maytag washer will not drain, there is probably a clog in the drain tube. The drain tube runs from the washer's pump on the inside of the unit to the drainpipe in your laundry room. Open the washer up by taking the back panel off of the washer. Locate where the drain tube meets the washer's pump. Use your fingers to disconnect the drain tube from the washer's pump. Clear any clogs out of the drain tube with a wooden dowel or an old clothes hanger. Replace the drain tube and the back panel of the unit. Run the washer to make sure it is draining properly.

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