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 Posted: Sun Oct 17th, 2010 11:21 pm
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Hi there,

It's a little old MAYTAG front-load washer
Model: MAH3000AWW
Serial:16113237SQ

I read a lot of possible reasons in this forum and cleaned both hot and cold inlet, but still can't figure out what the problem will be.

When the washer starts, everything works fine before entering the 1st rinse, the timer stops and the water pump keeps on working endlessly. I need to rotate the timer a little bit forward and press ON button again, then the pump stops and the machine starts rinse cycles. The next funny thing is when it entering spin cycle, the water pump doesn't work until I move the timer forward a little bit. After the pump started, the rest of cycle works fine and stops as expected.

Is it a timer problem? or some control system related with water pump? Thanks so much for your attention.

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How's does the stream of cold water flow into the washer compare with the hot water stream? About the same? A lot less?



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victorye wrote: ... the water pump keeps on working endlessly....

Water Pump is for draining...

Water inlet, is House water pressure through Water Inlet Valves

if they're powered, and not letting water through, then they are bad or clogged ...



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I compared the water flow of  cold and hot water, it's almost the same. In case to avoid the too much hot water issue. I did the inlet cleaning and I also tried to leave the hot water tap open not too much, so the pressure from hot water tap is less than cold water tap. The machine kept doing the same.:(

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RegUS_PatOff wrote: victorye wrote: ... the water pump keeps on working endlessly....

Water Pump is for draining...

Water inlet, is House water pressure through Water Inlet Valves

if they're powered, and not letting water through, then they are bad or clogged ...




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RegUS_PatOff wrote: victorye wrote: ... the water pump keeps on working endlessly....

Water Pump is for draining...

Water inlet, is House water pressure through Water Inlet Valves

if they're powered, and not letting water through, then they are bad or clogged ...


Thanks for your notes.

I double checked the inlet water and draining. I am sure they are functional. I can see the water comes in when cycle starts and hear the sound of water when draining.

The problem is the water pump keeps on working ( until I turn the timer a little bit) before the rinse cycle, once I waited 15 minutes and the timer just stop there and not went forward. In the first 2 minutes, the water was drain from the machine (I can tell from the sound) and after that the water pump was working uselessly because there was no water left in the machine. I also opened the door and there was no water left. I closed the door, pressed the start button, the water pump started again:(. The only way to let it enter the rinse cycle is rotating the timer a little bit, then everything goes fine until the final spin.

I think the water pump should start before the spinning, but unless I turn the timer a little bit, the water pump just stay there do nothing.

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