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Tampa Patty

Member Since 13 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2014 03:30 PM

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Maytag Washer MVWC300XW won't fill

22 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

My washer has been running perfectly since I took your advice and bought a used direct-drive Whirlpool last year.

But, as I eagerly awaited the inevitable motor coupler meltdown, I had a lapse in judgment.

I volunteered to fix a friend's washer. 


This note is about that washer, a two-year-old Maytag MVWC300XW.

Her initial problem was that it wouldn't drain. A repairman told her she needed a new control board.

She bought the control board.

I installed it today.

But now the washer won't even fill.

The sensing light comes on. The door locks. I hear a periodic clicking noise. But nothing happens.


Instructions said to calibrate it. All new to me. I followed the instructions attempting to get it into "diagnostic mode" -- L-R-R-R-L-R -- but it wouldn't go into diagnostic mode.


How did this go wrong?





Kenmore (Whirlpool) 110.29962890 noisy, no spin

14 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hi, gang. I have lost my groove...

The washer agitates fine. Pumps water out fine. Won't spin. Sounds like it's spinning but is isn't. Sounds like a jet taking off.
I checked the motor coupler. It's fine.
The notches on the drive block look good. (I think.)
The clutch pads still look thick, but they had a gray sheen. (Metal shavings?) I sanded them lightly. BUT, I found a loose C-shaped fastener in the bottom of the clutch and realized that the plastic cam (is that the word?) that normally moves the clutch pads had fallen off the bottom of the shaft that comes down through the brakes. When I tried to reinstall the cam up above, I saw that there is no longer a groove for the C-shaped fastener at the bottom of the shaft. The bottom tip of the shaft has worn away. (I tried raising the brake pads. There's just no groove, period.)

I haven't reassembled yet. Does that plastic cam have to physically be clipped to the shaft for it to work? Is that my problem?


Magic Chef compact fridge MCBR170B

01 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

This would be in the trash pile, except that you have all taught me that anything can be fixed.

Magic Chef compact refrigerator, MCBR170B.

It won't cool at all. I defrosted it, to no avail.
When I try to turn on the control dial, the unit hums for just a second or two, then goes dead.

Any hope? It's probably about 4 years old.

(My still-working washer, dryer and dish washer send their warmest regards.)

Maytag gas oven CRG8200 (old)

05 December 2009 - 10:03 AM

Hello, again, friends... The washer and dryer send their regards.

This time, it's the Maytag gas oven, CRG8200. It's about 15 years old. 

Details: All four stovetop burners work. Electrical (clock, oven light) works. This model has the broiler down below, where it seems to share the heating tube with the oven. 

Five months ago, the oven shut down after first igniting and beginning to warm. Repairman replaced igniter. That fixed the problem. But yesterday, it died again, also after it had begun to warm up. I'm told the part had only a 30-day warranty. This time, I'll do it myself. But could the igniter really have died after only five months?

When I turn on the oven knob, the igniter does not make any noise or feel warm or turn red. (I only left it on for about 10-15 seconds, though, because it kind of creeps me out.)


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