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.