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Well, there are two main possibilities: Inlet valves and pressure sensor system. to test the inlet valves, turn off the machine, do they stop? Dirt can keep them open.
If power off stops the water, I suspect the pressure system. There is a component outside at the bottom of the drum that measures the water volume, using pressure. This collector component sometimes gets clogged with detergent. If it is open, test the transducer at the other end of the plastic hose. The system is designed to stop the power to the inlet valves when the pressure builds.

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Jun 11, 2011


This is most likely a problem with your drain line. Check to make sure it's not filling with water and that there is a gap around the line in the drain hole to prevent vacuum lock. Give the hose a good shake and see if that dislodges any stuck water.
You could also have something caught in the valve which is preventing it from opening and closing properly.

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France

I mostly answer front load problems but ' out of balance' is a common problem with both!
So- I don't know your particular machine but the initial cure is the same.
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine (sorry about my UK spelling!) and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal drum suspension is malfunctioning but I've not had any feedback of this nature.

Good luck,

John C

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


Both kinds of maytag washers you can see the belts by tilting the washer back . On REAL maytags are two belts on Crosley built maytags is 1 belt

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010


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Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Sep 03, 2010


The spin bearing is the culprit. Water works down through the tub seal onto the bearing.

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010


Check that it is actually heating the water. If it is not, I would suspect the heating element needs replacement.
It is programmed to fill with water - then heat it before washing.
If the water does not heat, it will just wait....and wait.

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010


bearing or transmission

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010


the inlet water valve on the back has gone bad,replace it and it should be all right-mike

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010


YOU HAVE A FAULTY WATER VALVE. IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER CALSIUM CAN BUILD UP IN THE VALVE.

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009


sorry to say with this model thats a clear indication that the tansmission is gone

Maytag MAV8557... | Answered on Oct 03, 2009


Make sure it is plugged into a GFCI outlet; try adding a surge-protector. The fuse will blow if the power exceeds the rating on the fuse. (If a surge-protector on the GFCI outlet does not prevent this, there will be a problem with the wiring inside the machine.)

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