Maytag Centennial 3.2 cu. ft. SuperSize Plus Top Load Washer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Don't know what it is , but the 3 guys above me are wrong

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 17, 2018 | 2,575 views

The softener dispenser is supposed to get flushed during the cycle to prevent clogging. The flushing may not be happening in your machine and some residue could be clogging the discharge.

Maytag... | Answered on Nov 12, 2017 | 1,064 views

Believe you are on right track would try door lock switch first easier to replace and most likely cause.

Maytag... | Answered on Aug 04, 2017 | 289 views

For saftey the lid lock and lid down switch must be activated before the machine can advance to the next cycle. This has been the sequence for all top loaders..

Check the switch for the lid it is likely defective.

Make sure that the power is removed.

Simple repair by a qualified technician.

Hope this helps?


Maytag... | Answered on Jun 26, 2018 | 541 views

the machine is not level... put a level across front back sides to check adjust legs leveling bolts as needed.... also is the machine installed on a carpet floor??? if yes put a sheet of plywood under machine so it wont "bounce" on floor.

Maytag... | Answered on May 15, 2017 | 823 views

This could be a lot of things. It might be inexpensive and it may be expensive. What is the make and model

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 09, 2016 | 57 views

I would suggest that as it is a new unit , it is covered by warranty so why don't you call the service agent for a warranty inspection and fix rather than loosing your cool
there is nothing you can do while it is under warranty as any fix by other than authorized service persons will void the warranty

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 02, 2016 | 61 views

Dear Ed,
To save some money and effort, get an electric meter and check to wires to the water mixer to see if the electricity is coming to the mixer when you tell it to use the "hot".
Then, check the filter screen either in the hot water hose (found on either end) or the hot water connection in the mixing valve.
They can plug up with sediment preventing water flow.
Finally, you can change the mixing valve it you are sure the electricity is coming to it during the hot cycle, and you are sure the water is flowing freely out of the hot water hose.
God bless your efforts.

Maytag... | Answered on Nov 12, 2015 | 49 views

The drainhose could be kinked or clogged my brother had a small stocking in his.the drainhose could be too high no more than 94 inches
Low voltage can cause this no extension cord
To much suds too much detergent us a he High Efficiency detergent
Load unbalanced a single or bulky item may cause imbalance add more item or distribute the load

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 24, 2015 | 86 views

Model number would be helpful just so I know what type of Centennial washer we are talking about...
If it's what I think it is, Here is a diagnostic guide to get error codes that may help to figure out the problem:
Maytag Centennial Washer Diagnostic Guide
My guess is the tub sensor...

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015 | 486 views

you may want to put it through a diagnostics cycle and check for error codes... Maytag Centennial Washer Repair Guide
The tub sensor can cause the washer to act strangely like that. Also there are two mechanical styles of washer branded Maytag Centennial. The model number would help to know we are talking about the one I think we are talking about.
Hope that helps!

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015 | 339 views

Here is a video that shows how to open the control panel and remove the cabinet for repair. You have the hidden clip style that is shown in the video.

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015 | 100 views

It definitely could be a clogged or bad pump. However, it's always a good idea to check for error codes before replacing a part...Especially expensive ones...
Hope it helps! Good luck!

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015 | 616 views

two screws one smal blk hose spring cliped remove lid to do same

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015 | 49 views

I had the same problem. The lid lock assembly is broken. If you are under warranty get it replaced. If not remove the top of the washer and take out the switch assembly. The 4 wires going in are Yellow, Red, White, and Blue. If you short the white and blue together, the washer thinks the lid is closed. If you short the red white and blue together the washer thinks the lid is closed and locked. The yellow is only there to activate the electromagnetic switch.
Disconnecting the switch assembly will not work.
The electromagnet locks the lid and it also unlocks the lid. It is not a matter of cutting the power to the magnet.
Installing 2 switches that connect the red white and blue is the best option if you want to remove the lock.
The first switch should connect the white and blue. (LID CLOSED)
The second should connect the red to the white/blue connection. (LID LOCKED)
After that the lid should work.
Please post a follow-up if this works for you.

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 30, 2017 | 25,842 views

From the research I did on this problem, it was suggested the water level/ temperature control valve was bad. I bought a new one and replaced it today. That was the culprit. I looked on you tube for a video on how to replace and it was a five minute job. The part was $85 but can be found cheaper on the internet. While at the parts store a guy heard the part I was asking for and immediately asked if I had a Maytag. Apparently this is a common problem with this line of washers. I also found out that this problem is caused by opening the lid after the cycle is started. Word to the wise, gather all your laundry then start the cycle. If you have something left over, leave it for the next load unless you have a stack of money lying around.

Maytag... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015 | 54 views

The cycle dial runs like a clock and advances through each cycle and opens and closes each stage by contacts so I would say that the 1st cycle contact has burnt out which would prevent or in some cases a short will burn out the lot, usually from a power surge so if you don't have the knowledge i'm afraid it is the serviceman. But be assured that you make sure he makes that one of the first points of checking.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 12, 2014 | 107 views

I don't know which model you have, but there are plastic suspension pads that hold the tub level, if one of those wears out the tub will tilt. This can happen when you get a heavy load out of balance.

Maytag... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014 | 51 views

I had the same problem kinda. Does it start to agitate before it fills with water? Its supposed to fill with water, agitate, sense the amount of the load, then fill with the correct amount of water. If it agitates right away then you need a water level/ temperature control sensor. I replaced mine and no longer have the problem of wet clothes at the end of the cycle. The part number is w10248240. Look on you tube for a video on how to replace. The one I saw showed how to diagnose the sensor. The part cost about $90 and it took longer for me to get out my tools than replacing the part. This part goes bad by starting the machine then adding more clothes after it starts. You can also try blowing air down the tube from the back of the sensor. It didn't work for me but was suggested and blowing the air didn't cost anything.

Maytag... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014 | 268 views

serial number starts with the manufacturing date

Maytag... | Answered on Feb 10, 2014 | 39 views

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