common maytag washer and dryer repairs

A Day in the Life: Most Common Maytag Washer and Dryer Repairs We Make

We do plenty of repairs on Maytag appliances. Maytag is an excellent appliance brand and makes a reliable product, but even dependable appliances need service from time to time. We’ll take you through some of the most common Maytag washer and dryer repairs we make in a regular day on the job.

Let’s take a look at common Maytag washer and dryer repairs so you know when to DIY troubleshoot and when to call in a repair technician.

Common Maytag Washer Repairs

Washer Making Loud Noise When Spinning

Maytag washer problems can begin with some loud noises. The tub bearings keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the bearing systems become defective, they will require replacement. Replacing the bearings is a complicated repair and involves disassembling most of the washer, which is why a professional technician that does Maytag washer and dryer repair is your best bet.

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Tub bearing kit.
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Washer Won’t Spin At All

One of the most common Maytag washer and dryer repairs we make is when the washer won’t spin. This is usually caused by either a failed lid switch assembly or defective drive belt.

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid opens. If this switch fails, the spin cycle won’t initiate and the switch will need replacement.

Inspect the drive belt for damage and to see if it is loose on the pulley. If there is evidence of breakage or loss of tension, it won’t spin the washer and should be replaced.

Washer Door Won’t Lock

On a front load washer, the door lock secures the door to stay shut during operation. If the lock fails either mechanically or electrically, the wash cycle cannot be triggered.

Inspect the door lock to see if it latches properly. If it is damaged and doesn’t latch, replace it. Use a multimeter to check for continuity if electrical fail is the concern. If it does not have continuity it needs replacement.

Common Maytag Dryer Repairs

Dryer Takes Two Cycles to Dry Clothes

Of the most common Maytag washer and dryer repairs are when the dryer takes too long to dry clothes. Luckily, this is normally something you can prevent with proper maintenance.

If you have an excessive amount of lint built up inside your dryer vents it will prevent adequate airflow from drying your clothes. Cleaning the lint trap with every load will be your first defense against lint build-up.

Every 6 months use an appliance brush and a vacuum to clear out excess lint and debris that passes through the lint trap and accumulates in the vents. This will keep air flowing and get clothes dry quicker.

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Dryer Won’t Start

Maytag dryer problems may include a blown thermal fuse if your dryer won’t start. Although not exclusive to the Maytag brand, the thermal fuse is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. This is most often caused by a restricted exhaust vent, including from the dryer to the outside of the house.

Dryer Drum Not Turning

If you discover your dryer drum is not spinning, you may have a broken drive belt. The belt is tense on a pulley system and turns the drum. If you can reach inside the dryer and manually turn the drum easily, you probably have a broken belt.

Maytag appliance giving you trouble? No problem! Call Sharper Service Solutions today to schedule an appointment.

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