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Offline BilltheWeldor

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Maytag Centennial Question
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:44:25 PM »
I have a Maytag Centennial Model# MVWC350AW1 that has decided this is a good time to act up with me. I've had no complaints with it up until a month ago when the deep water wash cycle quit working. i put the clothes in, close the lid, every thing functions as normal. the lid locks , the sensing starts up, a bout a pint of water goes in...it stops and starts sensing spins again...and after about 5 minutes of this, it starts trying to empty the water out, then the "wash" light lights and the lid unlocks. annoying..so i select regular cycle instead of deep water, and it works fine. Being short on money and long on dirty clothes, i used it this way until yesterday, and it started the same thing.

I tried the clean cycle, no dice...then the rinse and spin selection, which worked fine. filled the tub, spun, and drained. Regular cycle still doesn't work. checked the hose, plenty of water,the filter isn't clogged. The only oddity I can recall is a napkin that slipped through the pocket check, and made a goshawful mess. Is there a sensor that could have been affected by this? or is it something that would be more expensive to repair than  to replace.


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Re: Maytag Centennial Question
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 08:52:45 PM »
Try running the Deep Water Wash Cycle again and see which LED Status Lights are ON that is the Fault/Error Code.
For Example: Fill/Sensing LED ON (means Fault Code) with Wash, Rinse, Spin and/or Done / Complete LED ON
Fill/Sensing LED OFF (means Error Code) with Wash, Rinse, Spin and/or Done / Complete LED ON
Afterwards, reply with Fault/Error Code info
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 09:03:39 PM by rockinrobin »

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Re: Maytag Centennial Question
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 09:04:34 AM »
when it quits, "wash" light only is lit.

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Re: Maytag Centennial Question
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 10:45:17 AM »

Your Washer is a Vertical Modular Unit and is made by Whirlpool
Your Washer has a Tech Sheet located inside the front part of cabinet (must lift top panel to access it)
Download the Repair Manual below that's similar to your unit.
Manual contains disassembly procedure and troubleshooting guide
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=434

I would first check for Fault Code that's stored on machine (write them down in order, the 1st code listed is the most recent)
Reply with Fault/Error Code(s) for further assistance
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 10:46:49 AM by rockinrobin »

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Re: Maytag Centennial Question
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 08:18:10 PM »
Sounds like Auto Load sensing switch

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Re: Maytag Centennial Question
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 10:12:31 PM »
Sounds like Auto Load sensing switch
I don't think it has one on the VMW Unit's.
Here's the Part's Diagram, if it does then let me know
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/controls-water-inlet-parts-for-maytag-mvwc350aw1.html

 

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