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4KMTW5955TW0 Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Won’t go on unless the lid slams shut.

  • Customer: Steven from Moreno Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, unplug the unit. Remove the two screws on each side of the control panel on the back. They are located at the top corners of the unit. The base is held on by clips you press in on from the bottom. You will have to reach in over the tub and press in on clips, one each on the far side. At the left, you will be able to feel the lid switch, the clip is just to the left of the switch. It is about ½ inch wide, press firmly with your thumb. You may want to wear glove for this unless you like battle scars. Once done the control panel should hinge up. The switch is on the left side. To remove the switch, I first detached the wire harness to the control panel and unscrewed the grounding wire. Open the lid and the switch pulls right out. The new switch drops right in. Attach the wire harness and grounding wire. Place the control panel back side first at an angle making sure the back metal panel is lined up, once in place it should snap back in place when pressed down firmly. You might have to reach in over the tub again and pull the clip down (keep Band-Aids on hand). Plug the unit back in and you are good to go. Raise and close the lid, you should here the switch click on and off.

Washer would fill with water but would not run

  • Customer: Jeff from Lexington KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Broken lid switch. The BIG problem was trying to figure out how to remove the control panel. There was no screws on the back top corners nor two screws at the bottom corners. The front end caps was not removal either. Finally I found on the internet that if you slide a putty knife under front corner of the control panel you can push back the spring clip on each that will allow the panel to be removed and lifted up. From there the lid switch is located on the left side and is easy to replace from this point forward. You can read other instructions on details on replacing the lid switch.

My washer stopped spinning.

  • Customer: Jacob from Champaign IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I researched the troubleshooting on PartSelect.com and determined the clutch was going out on my direct drive Whirlpool washer. I ordered the part, found the instructional video that actually had my exact washer being worked on, I followed all of the steps of replacing the clutch and in a snap, my washer was spinning. I've worked in apartment maintenance for years and PartsSelect.com has always been my only resource for appliance parts and repairs. The prices are great (I've compared most parts websites and 8 times out of 10, partsselect.com is cheapest), the shipping is extremely fast and the parts are alway right. Great site!!!!

Washer shook in the SPIN cycle.

  • Customer: Mark from Dagsboro DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Follow the video to remove the cabinet. Did NOT have to lay the unit on its back in order to replace all 5 springs. These may be easily replaced with the washer standing upright. The back Suspension Spring was removed by using the access hole in the back of the washer to remove the screw holding the back spring bracket in place. Reassembled the cabinet per the video. Except for moving the washer around, this was an extremely easy repair. To facilitate moving the washer - use Moving PADS placed under the 4 feet of the washer.

Machine wobbled during spin cycle. Appeared to have some loosened part in the rear of the machine (noted some flexing on the front of the cabinet during spin).

  • Customer: Jonathan from Brandon VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Disconnected electrical and then water inputs on the rear of the cabinet. Tipped the machine onto its front. Found that a spring was unhooked and dangling from a bracket. I searched for the location to secure the spring and found a hole on the rear base of the cabinet rusted through. I drilled another mounting hole nearby, Since the original spring had also broke, I replaced it with a new one from PartSelect, securing it between its bracket and the new retaining hole. Returned the machine to its upright position, reconnected water input lines, then its electrical. The machine works fine once again.

Washer stopped running. Would fill water and stop.

  • Customer: Jen from LINCOLN CITY OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Unplugged washer, took out screws that held on the dial panel, lifted dial panel, disconnected the ground wire, released the clip, lifted the lid which released the switch. Installed new switch closed the lid which holds it in place set the clip connected ground wire reattached dial panel secured it with the screws, plugged the washer back in and I was on my way the conquer that pile of laundry that had built up.

Tub was worn though. Leaking. Had other problems, but this is the tub.

  • Customer: Thomas from Port Jervis NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Replaced the Outer tub. Of course, unplug first. Then open the lid, pop out the fabric softener dispenser, then take a socket and remove the bolt. to take out the agitator. Then once the agitator is out, take the lock nut off of the drive block with a punch and hammer. The spanner wrench tool would be perfect, but a punch and hammer gets the job done and in the real world where you can't buy special tools for every job, it's a good compromise. Once you get the lock nut off, take the Inner basket out and take the drive block off and inspect. The drive block is often a cause for a no spin situation as I found out... Look at a picture of a new drive block and if yours doesn't look like a new one, then it's worn and you need a need a new one. Once the drive block is removed wiggle the tub while pulling up and it should slide off. Then, make sure you put a new seal in the new outer tub and reverse the procedure. Don't even bother trying to re-use the old seal, it's not worth it and will probably leak after trying to pry it out of the old tub. I'd also recommend buying a new tube for the bleach dispenser because it's really hard to re-use the old one, but that's why I needed the pliers...It worked, but was quite difficult to remove from the old tub and install in the new one. That's a basic overview of how to do the repair. It wasn't all that hard, and it fixed the washer....after I replaced that worn drive block too :) It's like new again.

THE LID SWITCH BROKE AND THE WASHER STOPPED WORKING.

  • Customer: MERANDA from ELIZABETHTOWN KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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First, I moved the washer with water in it from the wall. Then, I removed two screws with a phillip head screwdriver from the back cover to the controls. Then I used a little bitty wrench to remove two small bolts that also held the back cover of the controls to the rest of the washer. The control panel was all attached, so it had to lay forward on the washer to remove the broken lid switch and then to install the new lid switch. There was one screw that I removed with a phillip head screwdriver. I removed the broken part and placed the new part into the hole. Then I had to move the control panel with limited space to lift the lid of the washer; the part would not fit property without lifting the lid. Once it fit into place, I closed the lid and replaced the screws and bolts. It worked beautifully. Thank you for your online help and the remarks from other people who had previously fix this lid switch.

Drum moves and strange noise when spinning

  • Customer: Kenneth from Hillsborough NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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When I pulled the machine out, I noticed one of the suspension springs on the floor. I followed the video supplied by PartSelect.com and suggestions by other folks. I started with the spring that was missing, which was a mistake since I did not know that there are custom spring clips which hold the spring to the drum. Once I found the missing part the installation was very easy. I used the suggestion by another post, of wedging a block of wood between the back of the machine and drum, to relax the rear suspension spring, which eliminated having to remove the back of the machine or tipping the machine on the back to get at the screw. I will always look to PartSelect.com for any future appliance repairs. You are the greatest

was'nt spinning

  • Customer: Joseph from priestriver ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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It was easy with the video.I watched trouble shooting videos till i found the problem. wrote dwn the tools needed.watched video[lucky for me i would have forgot a step without it]orderd part, and was the hero

WASHER WOULD NOT TURN ON

  • Customer: Albert from MIAMI FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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UNSCREW THE SCREWS FROM THE BACK OF THE CONTROL PANEL AND LIFT THE PANEL BACK. THE LID SWITCH IS ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE OF THE WASHER. I UNSCREWED THE GROUND WIRE, LIFT THE LID SWITCH OUT AND REPLACED IT. THEN I REVERSED THE WHOLE PROCESS TO PUT IT ALL BACK. ALL BEING THREE SREWS AND THE LID SWITCH. THERE WAS NO NEED TO REMOVE ANYTHING ELSE. IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY EASIER.

Lid Seal Was Cracked

  • Customer: Alice from Ashland KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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So Easy! Just slid old one off and sled new one on. This is the rubber seal that you touch when you open the lid. I was afraid I would get the wrong part but am so glad others left notes so I could tell this was the right one. And it definitely is worth the replacement cost.

Not spinning fast enough to take out water in spin cycle's

  • Customer: Jason from Appleton WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply watched the video that was on YouTube for this site. It was dead on with my washer and super easy to do. The step by step was just awesome and easy to follow. The repair took just over an hour and I even cleaned the entire inside of this 12 year old washer which was pretty cruddy. The washer now spins great and works like new again. All for about $50. Thanks.

Wouldn't spin on the spin cycle

  • Customer: Leon from Rockland MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
A word to the wise watch the repair video first guys and save an hour or 2 of aggrivation. I saved a couple hundred bucks instead of having the repair guys do it. It was easier than I thought. Machine runs like new again. Thanks Partselect. L.A.B. Rocland, Mass.

would not spin or take off on spin slowly

  • Customer: Rod from Huron SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the video pretty much told the whole story except I forgot to put the plastic collar piece on the new clutch when I put it back together so I got to do it twice. second time went even easier. Thanks for the video,it was great.
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