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Maytag Washer Won't Start

MAH5500BWW

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't start are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't start

Cause 1Main Control Board

The main control board might be defective. However, the main control board is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the main control board, first check all of the more commonly defective parts.

Parts
Main Control Board for your MaytagWashing Machine
Main Control Board - Part # 1032966 Mfg Part # WP22004299

LED control board. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and may require some electrical testing with a voltage meter to determine if it is defective.

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Cause 2Main Control Board

The main control board might be defective. However, the main control board is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the main control board, first check all of the more commonly defective parts.

Parts
Main Control Board for your MaytagWashing Machine
Main Control Board - Part # 1184686 Mfg Part # 22004488

Control board with LED display

Cause 3Incoming Power Problem

The electrical outlet may not be getting power. To determine if the outlet is getting power, try plugging something else into the outlet. If the outlet is not getting power, check the home circuit breakers or fuses.

Cause 4Power Cord

First ensure that power is getting to the electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is receiving power, but the washer won’t start, the power cord might be defective. However, this is very rare. To determine if the power cord is defective, use a multimeter to test it for the cord for power. If the power cord is not getting power, replace it.

Parts
Power Cord for your MaytagWashing Machine
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Cause 5Door Lock

The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the washer door is not latched shut, the door switch will prevent the washer from operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer will not spin or start. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it. To determine if the door lock has failed electrically, consult your washer’s wiring diagram and use a multimeter to test each of the door lock switches for continuity.

Parts
Door Lock for your MaytagWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 893839 Mfg Part # WP22003593

Door lock-latch assembly

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