Free Service - Appliance Repair Help & Troubleshooting

Author Topic: Maytag Washer  (Read 1029 times)

Offline sparky823

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 139
Maytag Washer
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:34:58 AM »
Recently I was watching a video about replacing a timer on a Maytag Top Load washer.
It is model#LAT5005AAE and belongs to an elderly friend of the family. She said it was running part of the cycle then stopping and she would have to turn it and try to get it to finish, so she was just going to buy her a new machine. She has never had a problem with it before and I told her she should just replace the timer and keep it instead of having to get used to using a new washer.( She is 93) Got the timer replaced and it works fine now.

My question really was- While watching the video and a few other service vids the guy that was doing the service was talking about water valve problems on a Maytag. He said if you get a slow fill to clean out the screens in the back of the valve, but this is what I didnt understand. He said "Having 2 screens in one line(one at faucet and one at valve) can do more harm than good" That you only needed one or the other which he was using the one in the fill valve and no screen at faucet connection. I was just wondering what "harm" 2 screens will do. My Neptune has 2 on it.

Thanks and sorry about the long post.

Offline AJ

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10454
  • Country: us
    • - Appliance Repair
Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 11:24:21 AM »
I don't believe any harm can be done using two screens.

Offline Bailey

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 766
  • Country: us
Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:29:28 PM »
Me either. Thats the first time I have heard that claim.

Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1501
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 08:42:10 PM »
Maytags came with two one for the hose at the faucet end and one in the valve. I have never seen a problem with 2 screens and it makes it easier for the customer to clean the screens at the faucet. I always install a second set at the valves when a customer has water issues. Speed Queen washers new come with  a screen for the inlet hose as well. New Whirlpool washers don't even come with fill hoses.


Maytag Neptune washer MAH4000AWW

Started by Sue

Replies: 8
Views: 12081
Last post February 09, 2013, 07:41:01 AM
by def
Video: Old Maytag Gas Washer

Started by AJ

Replies: 2
Views: 5520
Last post September 04, 2007, 10:34:57 PM
by AJ
Maytag Washer Bearing Repalcement MLG2000AWW

Started by davidpgh1

Replies: 8
Views: 14198
Last post January 06, 2008, 01:59:10 PM
by inot66
Maytag LAT8704AAE Washer Leak

Started by endresrk

Replies: 3
Views: 7234
Last post August 28, 2007, 08:11:12 PM
by AJ
How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.

Started by AJ

Replies: 18
Views: 39291
Last post April 19, 2010, 08:23:29 PM
by JWWebster
How old is my Maytag washer?

Started by jon

Replies: 1
Views: 21434
Last post September 03, 2007, 12:42:08 PM
by AJ