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My maytag washer stopped working mid-cycle (while filled with

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My maytag washer stopped working mid-cycle (while filled with water). I tried restarting it, unplugging & plugging back in, and resetting the circuit breaker - none of these things worked. Any ideas as to what I might try next?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

Hi I will help you with the washer problem.

Re-set the water level switch does water start to enter the tub ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Sorry, not very good at these things (single mom). I have the washer lid opened and am looking around - I see wires.... Where us the water level switch?
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

The water level is the switch you select the amount of water you want in the tub.

These wires you see with the lid open unplug the washer and gently pull on the wires will they come out .

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I thought you were getting super technical... ok, simple water level selector. got it. (I had used a screwdriver to take the main top off). I plugged back in, reset the water level and started a cycle on "spin". Water is now draining :)
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

Set the washer to a low level wash and let it go through a cycle ,.

Tell me if the washer completes the wash cycle if it doesnt where did it stop .

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The washer completed it's cycle - thank you for walking me through (even though I feel pretty dumb now that I took the entire top off before I thought to flip a little switch).
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

The switch was stuck if it went through the cycle .

If it happens again replace the switch.

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