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My mvwc300vw1 won't spin unless you lift the lid up to activate it
I'm not sure what you mean by "activate it." Are you are manually pressing down on the lid switch or are you saying that lifting the lid starts the spin cycle? You may just need to adjust it. For whatever reason the actuator on the lid isn't pushing the switch far enough to activate it. It is possible that the actuator broke in some weird way that makes it contact the switch when the lid is opened. Regardless the spin cycle should cease when the lid is opened. The actuator is the wire hinge on the left side of of the lid. They always break where the screws connect them to the lid so you should be able to see it by lifting the lid. You can go here for manuals and exploded views of your machine. The hidden lid switch and actuator are clearly visible if you click the "Top and Cabinet" diagram.
Now i want to say something about your machine. First to be fair i don't know what the reviews of this machine might have been and I've never owned one, but if it serves you well hold on to it. Maytag doesn't make them like that anymore. In fact Maytag doesn't really make them anymore. That repairman died years ago and was never replaced. I'd take a machine like yours (with manual controls and no brain) over every smart h.e. machine i've ever had the misfortune to work on or operate. Sure they save water and they are quiet now but the drain pumps are junk fixing to bust and in my opinion the reason people experience mold and odor problems. They oversuds chronically and then have to sit while the machine decides when and how you can proceed. Doors lock shut at the most inopportune times. Control boards cost hundreds of dollars to replace and diagnosing problems on a "smart machine" can sometimes be more than a little baffling. So treasure it. Just sayin.
on Jan 01, 2013
Belt squeek during rinse cycle
Mine the same concern, I took it apart and found the thermo fuse in the motor had a bad terminal. Maytag parts man said you must get a new motor even though the fuse has a part # on it and is easy to change. I made temporary repairs until I find a fuse from a used parts machine. Scott
on Jan 01, 2013
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