Maytag Atlantis will not fill, or agitate, but will come on in rinse mode
Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:05 PM
My Maytag Atlantis will not agitate or fill with water, but if I turn the timer to the rinse cycle and pull the knob it works. It will not agitate in any of the various wash modes, but the rinse cycle forward will work.
The door switch is fine, the motor is running, but it appears that the timer box has "crapped out".
Can anyone help me here? Where is the best place to get parts if I need them?
Thanks in advance
Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:19 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 03:49 PM
I have it working somewhat now. It appears the timer is working, as when I put the water temp selector to hot/cold the washer fills, but there is no cold water mixed in with it. If I switch the wires from the hot water solenoid to the cold water solenoid, then it lets in all cold water (on the hot/cold selection). If I attempt to change the water temperature selector, then it will not fill.
Also, just noticed that when the indicator on the timer points to rinse, the timer actually stops. If I move it past the rinse cycle and restart it, the timer starts working and gets ready for the spin cycle.
Is it the temp selector switch, or the water temperature sensor by the water solenoids? Or something else?
Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:46 AM
When it is letting water in, it measures 120V on the hot, and 0V on the cold.
If I change the temp control switch, then there is no voltage on either valve.
Do I need to measure the resistance of the water temp sensor?
Posted 08 July 2005 - 05:14 AM
There was a thread on this a month or so back here.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 02:00 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 02:09 PM
Again, there is no resistance, so there must be a break in the thermistor.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:36 PM
Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:51 AM
I will let everyone know if this has solved the problem, and again, thanks for all of your help.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:09 PM
That control board is quite expensive.
Is is the board or the temperature switch, or something else?
Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:24 PM
I checked it on the entire range of scales. I have already ordered the water valve, as I did suspect the thermistor.
If you reported the thermistor as being open, then that would be a fault condition. The only conclusion here is that you did not make the measurement correctly and the thermistor is, in fact good. We're not there with you, so garbage in, garbage out.
Here's help on making simple electrical measurements:
Read it, live it, be it.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:52 PM
I checked the resistance on the 20K ohms scale, and I am getting a reading of 0.00 k ohms. (Pay no attention to the low battery indicator on my meter - been that way for years). This is the new part directly from the supplier, and my old part checks the same way.
I am assuming now that it could be the control board, as the temp selector switch works fine per the electrical schematic.
Anything else I should check.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:02 PM
No assumptions-- post your wiring diagram and we'll proceed from there.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:05 PM
I wonder why it did not work on my continuity beep check on my meter? Diagram is attached.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:57 PM
The reason your continuity beeper didn't register on the thermistor is because dedicated continuity checkers top out at 1,000 ohms (1 Kohm). At room temp, the typical sensor has a resistance of 1200 ohms (1.2 Kohms). Continuity checkers are fine for wires and switches, nothing else. Good tools but, like anything else, you have to know their limitations.
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