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Old 12-20-2009, 04:57 PM
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Maytag Washer Performa Model PAV2300AWW I have a maytag top loader washing machine and it keeps filling with water and doesnt stop because the knob is not turning to the next cycle of washing, everything else like spin cycle works. Could it be the timer on the knob?

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Old 12-21-2009, 05:56 AM
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A Model Number may help others help you.

I doubt it is the timer, more likely it is a water level switch problem.

This switch is actually a pressure switch. It has a tube that runs down to the bottom of the tub, as water fills the tub, air is trapped in the tube. As the water rises, the air pressure in the tube increases until it reaches the switch's set point then the switch activates turning off the water and starting the agitate.

Possible problems.
1. Gunk blocking water from entering the tube. Remove the tube at the switch and blow into it to clear the plug.
2. Cracks or holes in the tube allowing the air to escape. Inspect the tube. Also check that it is tight on the switch, if not, cut off half an inch and re-seat it.
3. The switch is toast. Get a piece of tubing with the same internal diameter and attach this to the switch. Start a fill, then blow into the tube. You should be able to stop the water flow without blowing very hard.
If you cannot stop it the switch is toast.

Note: I am assuming that you can stop the water flow by unplugging or turning off the unit. If this is the only way to stop it is to shut off the taps your water valve is shot.
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Thanks very much for your help will try this. The model number is PAV2300AWW. Maytag washer permforma.
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Thanks for your help everyone, fixed the original problem. Now it wont spin but it did before the original problem. What do I need to look at.

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Merry christmas all!
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Here is a service manual
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...s/16023083.pdf

Info on what and how you fixed the original problem may help?
Does the unit agitate etc.?
Can you force a spin by manually turning the timer?

Is it possible that a wire was knocked loose when you fixed the original problem?
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Here is a service manual
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...s/16023083.pdf

Info on what and how you fixed the original problem may help?
Does the unit agitate etc.?
Can you force a spin by manually turning the timer?

Is it possible that a wire was knocked loose when you fixed the original problem?
Hello,
Re attached pressure switch hose it had come off. Dont think any wires came off. Yes it agitates and empties water out of tub but does not spin. Cannot force spin by manually turning the timer.

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Re-check the wiring

If unit makes no sound at all, then odds are a wire has come loose somewhere re: lid switch. Also could be the water level switch is toast.

PS: I am off to the lake for a few days so will be unavailable.
If you need more help you may want to start a new thread referring back to this one. When it is busy or we are short a couple regular posters then often there is no time to check posts that show another regular poster has replied to it.
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Thanks very much for your help.
Wires are attached, belt moves, agitates, drains but drum still doesnt move for spin cycle. Door switch works. Water level shuts off when it is supposed to.

Enjoy your time at the lake.

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