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I am in need of a sensor for Maytag/BravosX top load washer.

Customer Question

I am in need of a sensor for Maytag/BravosX top load washer. Model number MVWX700XW1. I am told by a local distributor that there are two sensor on the machine and I don't know which I need. Also I think the machine may be a discontinued model.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: I bought it Dec 2011
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I have a mechanic
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: The machine's timing will not advance and it begins and stops, and remains on the same time without advancing
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 11 months ago.

Hello from Just Answer and the Appliance Category
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 36 Years, I own my own Appliance repair Company
And I teach appliance repair at a local Community College.
I have over 100,000 plus in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.
You will be paying me for my ANSWER to your Appliance Question,, Not for the repair of your appliance hence the name of this site Just Answer.
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

you have two sensors a water temperature sensor and a optical sensor in the mode shifter .

Which sensor do you think you need? .

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 11 months ago.

Are you seeing any blinking lights on the console? this would be an error code.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think I need a control board. There seems to be a breakdown in communication in the machine. It starts the cycle, senses the size of the load, and then stops. The countdown timer also stops
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I just need to know the part I need. I do not need a phone call
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Never mind. this is a rip-off
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 11 months ago.

I waited on you to reply back to me until 6 pm EST and then logged off .

This is my second job during the week .

I did not request a phone call that is populated via the Just Answer site.

When the unit stops does it have any water in the tub on the clothing?

No it is not a rip off but we are actual humans and not robots on the internet.

I do not live on the computer, I have a teaching job at a College ,a business of my own and a family , so I spend a certain amount of time doing each job then that is it for that day.

Sorry you missed me .

And yes I do also think your issue is not a sensor, but that it is an electronic control .

If you would like we can try to run a diagnostics on the unit and I can also give you a link to the electronic control so that you may order it if you would like.