Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repairMore than 2 hours
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
William From Jennings, FL
Nov 21, 2008
2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Power would not shut off unit after washer finished wash cycle. Had to push power off button to take power off and allow door to unlock. Put new timer on and it did not fix the problem. Replaced the two micro switches involved with the wax motor and that did not fix the problem. Finally, I smelled electrical wiring smoke and found that the mother board had a burned resistor (#11). This then told me that the problem was in the wax motor. Ordered a new wax motor and a new mother board (located at the top right above the dryer) and the washer is working fine. It was through my lack of experience that caused all of this trial and error. If you have a problem with the washer door not locking or not terminating power after the cycle, I think that you should suspect the wax motor first. If the mother board resistor is not burned you may get away without that expense by replacing the wax motor or the spin enable micro switches first. The control board is expensive so it is best to check the micro switches for proper operation and if they are OK, I would put a new wax motor on the washer. These have caused the Maytag a lot of trouble and they have a revised motor now.