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My Maytag washer, MTW5700T00, SN CW3041257, fills with water

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My Maytag washer, MTW5700T00, SN CW3041257, fills with water but then stops and will not continue the cycle.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: The Model is MTW 5700T00 (although it is difficult to see and some/all of the zeroes may be the letter O or Q). Believe it is about ten years old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it can be easily done. Otherwise, NO
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: ???? This has happened occasionally in past, but on those occasions if I thumped the top lid it would start right up.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

OK perfect. There is a common problem with this washer regarding the lid switch which happens to cut out the timer as well as the agitate and spin/drain options. The lid switch for this model is located under the top panel in the back left corner. There is an extension arm from the back left lid hinge that activates the lid switch. Most of the time this extension just gets slightly bent so all you need to do is remove the outer shell of the washer, open the lid and bent the extension slightly up so it engages the lid switch better. Do NOT over bend this bar or when you shut the door it will push too hard on the lid switch and break the mounts. If you bent the extension and you still have issues, then you'll want to replace the lid switch itself.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?