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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 10:47:01 PM »
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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 10:55:50 PM »
I know maytag bought back a Pink one recently...
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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011, 10:58:00 PM »
I think those were some of the best machines ever made. The only thing I ever changed on them was belts.

Well over the years I replaced the water inlet valve 3 times.  The first time I got a used water valve free from the local Maytag repairman.  Unfortunately he has passed on.  And the third time I replaced it is now.

About 12 years ago I replaced the motor but kept the old one so I can rebuild it.  The commutator and brushes need to be fixed.  And I replaced the belt.  Other than that, this has been a great washer.

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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 11:02:06 PM »
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Years ago Maytag had a contest for the oldest working Maytag washer. Customer got a brand new top load machine and bragging rights.

Twenty years ago my mother enter her washing machine in a similar contest for the San Gabriel Valley (Southern Cal).  She won a new top load machine which is at my house.  The design of the new and old machine are basically the same but different enough that I can't swap parts!  :tickedoff: 

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 11:10:30 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a rubber bumper thing for the lid?  I've tried a couple of local parts places like Coast Appliance and Marcone but could not find  the part.  I've attached pics of what I'm looking for.


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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 08:19:19 AM »

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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2011, 03:48:26 PM »

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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2011, 03:55:22 PM »
Couldn't bring up the model but would love to see the lid switch assembly. I think I may know what the problem is. Can you post a photo?

Didn't have time to remove the lid to get at the lid switch assembly but here are some pics of the lid switch from the outside.  Should the switch button stick out farther when the lid is closed?  Note the gap.

I also tested my Maytag washer and found the tub will fill with water even if the lid is open but it won't go into any of the cycles until the id is closed.  So it looks like the lid switch might be bad.  I'll try squirting electrical contact cleaner to see if that fixes it otherwise I'll replace or repair the switch.

 

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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 05:44:22 PM »
That spring mechanism inside is broken.
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Re: Washing machine won't go to wash/spin/rinse cycle
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2011, 06:42:06 PM »
That spring mechanism inside is broken.

Do you know where I can get one these old-style lid switches?  Are they in the same box with those water valves?  :)

 

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