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Maytag Neptune MLE2000AYW does not start. We push start button

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Maytag Neptune MLE2000AYW does not start. We push start button but nothing happens. If we keep holding button down it works.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.
What part does not start the washer or the dryer?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.
it will continue to run until you let go of the start button only, or does it fail even after holding it down?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it fails even after we hold it down. We already replaced the wax motor. That did not dio anything
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.
Does it shut down less than a minute after pushing the start button and releasing it. like 15 seconds or immediately after releasing the start button?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.

Your motor and motor controller has gone out on the unit, this is part number 12002039, and can be ordered from or, this motor kit comes with installation instructions, it is an upgrade for the unit.



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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
If this is not it can I contact you again. Do you have a direct email??
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.
You can reach me here, I seem to live here at times, however I think I am correct with my diagnosis, I have changed hundred of these motor kits in my time with Maytag..
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you.....