Top 20 Maytag Ensignia 3.3 cu. ft. Top Load Washer Questions & Answers


You need to remove the cover and check the voltage to the cold water inlet valve. Do this with a volt meter while it is set to fill with cold water. It is most likely an AC voltage that is around 24 volts. If you have voltage then the valve is most likely bad.

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If it comes from the bottom, motor and belt need to be checked. If it comes from the top, the control board has something inside burning.

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That would indicate either that either the electric motor is starting to seize up or the belt is slipping.

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The leaking could be coming from the exit port on the washing machine. Check the hoses leading from the washer to the drainage port in the wall. As for the shaking, check that the level adjustments at the bottom of the machine are level.

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In this case it seems that the main bearings on the shaft is a suspect. However if you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.
For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html

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Hello, michele

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http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-washing-machine.htm


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What happens over time is the lid gets a little bent from use , reason it wont start unless lid is put down is because there is a lid switch that is called a safety switch, you might have to bend down lid some or this: Ok, first check under the lid, there is a peg that goes into the top edge of the washer. That is a switch. The idea between this is that it is a safety feature for mostly kids, so that when the washer is on that high speed spin cycle, that a child does not open up lid and stick there arm or hand in and have it injured. Most washer are designed so that the washer will only spin when the washing machine lid is down. So, of course you have it down, but sometimes the lid might have got a little bent or warped. So first try with lid down pushing down on lid while on spin cycle. If still wont spin, most likely it is that switch that that peg goes into, if you take a knife or flat head screw driver, with lid up on spin cycle and push into that hole with the knife or flat head screw driver and do not here a click when pushing it and releasing it, then you need to replace that switch, it is pretty cheep, normally under 20 bucks and a appliance store and when picking up the part they can tell you exactly how to replace it yourself, it is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes. Hope this helps. Mike

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Unplug the unit and remove the front panel and look at the space between the motor and transmission find the coupler that connects the two together this could be broken. You may have to lay the unit on it's back to check this out. It's a cheap fix if its the coupler. Let me know.

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Hello, michele

I am trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I am know on Fixya as the cleanup expert pro. Which means I spend my own personal time to seek out customers that maybe have not had there problem yet solved by the other fantastic great experts. I do this on my own for free. Think of me as a Specialized Trouble Shooter.

I have found out that it appears that lots of customers appreciate my efforts and help. So, I thought I would take some of my own personal time
to see if I can help you. Even though this Informational site may not have your exact model or brand, But this site will help you a lot. Here is the site link about everything you want to know about washing machines and possibly yours, from repair to trouble shooting it.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-washing-machine.htm


Please if this helped you at all, if you can find the time and in your heart to rate my help and some kind words written would be appreciated for my free help, I would appreciate it. Like I said I just try to help, If anything this is good information for future problems. If you felt that my free help was a waist of time for you, I'm sorry. I do not get paid to help people on the site, I do it cause I like to help and maybe make a smile on someones face.

Here is also my direct link to my own pages of other areas of my expertise for other problems you might have in Automotive, Appliance, and Electronics. Drop In anytime for my help.


http://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean

Thanks Mike

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Hello, M

I am trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I am know on Fixya as the cleanup expert pro. Which means I spend my own personal time to seek out customers that maybe have not had there problem yet solved by the other fantastic great experts. I do this on my own for free. Think of me as a Specialized Trouble Shooter.

I have found out that it appears that lots of customers appreciate my efforts and help. So, I thought I would take some of my own personal time
to see if I can help you. Even though this Informational site may not have your exact model or brand, But this site will help you a lot. Here is the site link about everything you want to know about washing machines and possibly yours, from repair to trouble shooting it.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-washing-machine.htm


Please if this helped you at all, if you can find the time and in your heart to rate my help and some kind words written would be appreciated for my free help, I would appreciate it. Like I said I just try to help, If anything this is good information for future problems. If you felt that my free help was a waist of time for you, I'm sorry. I do not get paid to help people on the site, I do it cause I like to help and maybe make a smile on someones face.

Here is also my direct link to my own pages of other areas of my expertise for other problems you might have in Automotive, Appliance, and Electronics. Drop In anytime for my help.


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Thanks Mike

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Hi

Check the timer. The power outrage must have fried the timer of your washer.Please check the link to test the continuity of the timer:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_12007546_test-washing-machine-timer.html

If it's bad you need to replace it.

Please get back to us if you have further query or else please accept the solution.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Check that the washer supply is OK using another item - a kettle for instance. If it's not check your breakers/fuses. Reset/replace if necessary and if the same thing happens, or if there was nothing wrong with the breakers/fuses in the first place, sorry but with such a fault it is impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what could be wrong with your washer. It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB
.
I fear that your only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)

If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

If the door is closed completely then the problem is with the control board/start button that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

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Sounds like a tub support could be defective causing excessive tub movement splashing water outside the washer. Try to move the tub by hand and see if it is firm and snaps back to its center position. If the tub is loose, lift the top cover off by using a non marring tool to pry the front up and lift the cover back on the hinges. Inspect the tub supports for broken or worn rubber shock absorbers. Look at both the tub support shafts and the corner stabilizer attached to the frame and the outer tub. You may need to inspect the fill hose and the water injector to see if it is loose or cracked.

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get a long sharp nife and cut off.

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maybe the motor form your washing machine stuck or inside gear has lossen .

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Hello klj... Unscrew the cold hose from both ends and run a wire through the entire length to remove any blockage anywhere. Also check the connection locations looking for calcification of some kind. If it's clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, you need to replace the valve. Joe

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Hi,

If your washing machine will not fill, only hot or cold will fill or is slow to fill then read these tips. I have covered many of the things that can happen in these tips...


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