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the off balance sensor won't adjust the load,, it will notify you if the load is so far out of balance that it needs to be re adjusted . I hope this reply doesn't effect the rating I will receive :)

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jul 19, 2011


That usually happens if the load is imbalanced. If you can move the clothes around in the drum so they are more evenly distributed, it shouldn't shake as much.

Good luck!

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011


There may be something blocking the pressure tube which measures the water level. This is a tube which runs from the bottom of the drum up to the water level sensor. Disconnect the tube at the drum and check, also blow in the tube and check the water level sensor is working, it should make a clicking sound.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011


Try replacing the selection switch on your washer.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011


Check the hose from the washer to the sewer drain. A leak here is comon. You may have to remove the washer back panel if you cant see where the leak is.

Good Luck

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011


Hope this helps.You need to remove the washer to see whether debris blocked drain hoses.there might be clothes metal that blockes the drain hose..Hope this helps.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011


Hi, check to see if there's good water volume coming through the hoses attached to the washing machine. If there is, check to see if the screens inside the water-inlet valve are clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If they're clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, you should completely replace the valve.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.You dont use the spring tool when replacing the thrust bearing. Only when removing the brake.It can be hard to get on but no special tool needed.
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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.The front legs should have a lock nut on them and the rear legs are self leveling legs. You level the front then lean the unit forward and drop the back and they will level.Only drop it like 3 inches.
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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011


tidalwave If the water continues to flow even when the washer timer and the power to the washer are off then you are right and the water inlet valve has to be replaced. If it does it only when the washer is on then it could be different problems. In that case the first thing you have to check is the water level switch. This is the device which controls the water level. Remove the power first.Open the control panel and you will see the switch on the left side. There is the clear plastic hose connected to the switch. Make sure the hose is not loose. This is one of the most common cause of overflow. If it got loose, drain out all water from the washer before you reconnect the hose. If this is not the issue then you have to check the continuity across the water level switch therminals. When there is no water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 12 (gray and orange wires). Whet the tub has filled up with water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 14 (gray and light blue wires). If the continuity is wrong replace the water level switch. If you are going to do it, make sure there is no water in the tub before you will remove the clear plastic hose from the old switch. Good luck. Gendos. post back...

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Check the lid switch. If you remove the back control panel cover you can check it for continuity or jump it out to see if it spins.
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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 11, 2011


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As you can see in the link, I suspect that the transmission is going or has went. The transmission and seal kit is over $300 with shipment, plus if you are not well versed on washer repair it is probably not something you would attempt yourself. So you will have another large amount for labor.

You have to ask yourself, if it is worth putting that type of investment in your unit!

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011


Pump or hole one most likely. Pretty easy fix.
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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on Jun 05, 2011


Overflow is usually caused by a "stuck-open" fill valve, with the cold water half of the valve 'sticking' open from sediment buildup inside the valve.

This can also be caused by the fill system control components: pressure switch, pressure tube, or pressure tube dome/port. So let's take a look at these.

First of all, determine whether your overflow condition is mechanical or electrical. Start the washer filling, then turn the timer off by pushing the knob in. If the fill continues, pull the washer plug. If filling continues with the washer unplugged, you have a mechanical problem - nearly always a stuck valve ***'y. Replace the fill valve.

If however, the fill stops when you unplug the machine, you are looking at an electrical fill control problem, and it gets a little more complicated.

Here a small piece of rubber or plastic tubing is handy. Unplug the washer and open the console where you'll see the pressure switch. This is the switch with a small rubber tube, usually clear, sometimes black, attached. Pull this tube off and replace it with your short tubing. Blow a bit of pressure into the switch using your mouth, and listen for a click, then another when you release the pressure. Hear two clicks? Good! The switch is probably OK

Plug the washer back in (being aware that components in the console are now 'hot' - live electric, use extreme caution , u can be SHOCKED), and start the washer filling again. With it filling, again blow a bit of pressure into the switch. If the switch is good, the fill should stop and the machine should start to agitate.

This verifies that the pressure switch is working, and causes us to suspect the pressure tubing or a clogged port/dome to which it connects. Wipe off the end of the original tube you removed from the switch, and blow into it. You're blowing air down into the tank now, and you should feel very little restriction. If it is very hard or impossible to blow through this tube, the tank dome or port is clogged.

Really old Maytags were known for this, and if you have one, spin out all water, remove the 'Corbin' clamp from the pressure tube outside of the tank and pull the tube off. (Pull washer front off - 2 Phillips screws at bottom, then two 3/8 in. hex screws release top, which swings upward) You will probably see 'gunk' clogging both the rubber tubing and the 'spud' that is a part of the tank. The hose ***'y can be taken to a sink and flushed clean with hot water, and an old toothbrush used to clear the tank spud, which, in the Maytags, is about 3/4 in. ID.

Very important: WHENEVER THE PRESSURE TUBE IS REMOVED, BEFORE REINSTALLING IT, BE SURE ALL WATER HAS BEEN SPUN OUT OF THE WASHER! Otherwise, the water fill level will be incorrect and you'll be back in trouble.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 25, 2011


Put it in spin (empty) with the lid open and push the lid switch. If you see that it agitates while it is going into spin, that means that the "catch" inside the transmission is broke. The "catch" is supposed to lock the mechanism to the spin basket while in spin. The only thing you can do is replace the transmission or buy a new machine.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 20, 2011


You may need a new belt. It sounds like it is slipping.

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 16, 2011


sounds like bad bearing

Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 14, 2011


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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 09, 2011


The problem is simple and easy to fix. Your washer has a tubing which runs from the base of the tub to the water pressure switch. It might have vibrated loose from the switch, or their can be some sediment in the tub. Blow out the tubing and reattach it securely to the switch and pump out the water in the tub. Then try it again. I wrote an article about this:
Help my washer is overflowing !!!

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Maytag PAV2300... | Answered on May 08, 2011

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