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Offline laking1

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Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« on: February 06, 2012, 01:04:57 PM »
When the washer timer knob is turned to select a cycle the washer starts immediately and continues to run as if the start/stop button were pressed.  The start/stop button seems to function because when subsequently pressed, it turns off the timer and valve functions, but not the entire machine.  When start/stop is pressed again, the timer begins again.  I am wondering if the line relay may be stuck in the closed (on) position  because it seems to leave the motor control on.  I am willing to replace the relay on the machine control board because it is less than $5.00.  I have not seen any other description of this condition so I don't know if there's something else to consider based on other people's experience.  I have not let the washer run through an entire cycle, but it seems like it would continue.

Model MHW2000AWW







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Re: Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 05:53:04 PM »
I would suspect a bad water level switch or a pinched hose going to the water level switch.
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Re: Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 10:39:55 PM »
I just had with the same symptoms.  It had a bad start switch.  The switch is double-pole, one of the contacts was welded together.  You can take the switch apart and pry the contacts apart for a cheap fix or just replace the switch,  22002560.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 10:43:38 PM by tgoods »

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Re: Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 07:43:59 AM »
Thanks guys.

I'll check the start switch and the water level switch.  I'm interested to know how the water level switch causes this condition.

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Re: Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 12:22:11 PM »
Once the water level switch is satisfied a signal is sent to the timer to start agitation.
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Re: Maytag Neptune MHW2000AWW Timer or Relay
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 06:51:40 PM »
The problem was the start/stop switch.  One of the two contacts was fused together from repeated arcing.  I cleaned and polished the contact to get by for a few days while the new $25 switch is on order.  All in all a simple and inexpensive repair.

 

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