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Washing machine starts agitating before fill

My Maytag washing machine acts like it starts in the middle of the fill cycle. it is supposed to fill, determine the load size then start agitating. instead the agitator starts right away and after the cycle is done the clothes are wet

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    anthony godinez Jan 25, 2014

    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 part 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.

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Pressure switch stuck you can pop the hose off the switch and blow thru hose it may reset and fill correctly before agitation will eventually stick again.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014

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SOURCE: clothes still damp to wet after spin cycle

You need to clean out your outlet filter; this needs to be done periodically - according to your usage. If this does not solve your problem check out your outlet pump. Plug off the wall first before you do the jobs. The machine will not drain water if the outlet is clogged. And rate me pl, if the solution has worked......

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Series 70 prob: Recently started wrapping clothes around agitator

some fabrics are known to do that you have on wrong cycle setting there should be a setting for delicates and clothing and blankets and things when loaded to close to agitator will attract each other together so its wise when loading machine load in a circle leveled out till desired fullness away from agitator they shouldnt attract as much

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag washer won't fill or agitate; only spins on cycle

sounds like you have a blown fuse. I dont have a schematic so I dont kno where you have to look to find it

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: wont agitate unless you move the agitator

defective motor,,,start whindin gone ,,,replace motor

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: washer will not agitate or spin

HI,

you can view this site to have some ideas about your agitator problem.

http://sites.google.com/site/sublimeappliancerepair/washer-will-not-spin/agitator-woes

any further question let me know.

thanks,

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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