Peg B.: I hate this washer. I wish I had done more research before buying. It is
the most ridiculous longest cycle machine I have ever seen. It is not even
6 months old. It starts with locking, and then sensing and sensing and
sensing..until it eventually starts. Is this normal behavior for these
annoying machines? And sometimes it gets stuck on the wash cycle and that
is it. It stays there.
Jake Cole: I have a similar problem with my 3 year old Kenmore (that is Whirlpool)
washer. The machine won't start up and the lid red light flashes
continuously until you unplug the machine. I don't see anything hanging
down below like you saw. Is there any other possibility of what's wrong?
screamingcockatoo: These things are garbage. I hope whoever designed it was fired and never
found work again.
Jim Beam: For anyone having problems with this and most likely other models there is
what they call a tech sheet inside the base of the washer on the front
side(or thats where mine was). To remove the top and get to the inside of
the base you remove two clips on the back.
If you know how to read a multimeter they do have step by step instructions
for troubleshooting this machine
Paul DePaul: Peg B. The sensing cycle sounds normal. But if it stays in the wash cycle
get it looked at. It is still under the manufacturers warranty and won't
cost you anything.
Paul DePaul: I just wanted to say thank you for the video. My Cabrio washer had the same
problem. When I checked it underneath I discovered that the capacitor was
totally blown. It looked like a black snake was coming out of it.
Replacement part was $50. I saved a lot of money by not having to buy
another washer. Thanks again.
Damien Filth: Have the same washer. always had problems with it. now its either the timer
or agitator. Adds water to the clothes, then for some reason it drains the
water and stay on wash..... just stays there
Jim Beam: This things is a PIECE OF crap mine will start to turn then stop and get
the dreaded red flashing light, I am about to the point of taking to my
garage ripping the guts out and putting all old school controls in the
freaking thing, never seemed to really get clothes clean and took forever
once again what a hunk of crap!
Sharon Sprague: diagnostic test on whirlpool cabrio washer
Josh Halleron: Whirlpool Bought Maytag, but still uses the "Maytag" name for advertising
rolandvz71able: check lid switch
briantaylor62: I repaired the wire on the motor capacitor. When the wire broke off the
start capacitor the motor wouldn't start. The machine wouldn't start a
cycle because it sensed the motor wasn't running.
briantaylor62: I have recently learned that when one of these machine detects a fault with
the motor circuit or the lid circuit, it will not allow you to operate the
machine. Unplugging and plugging it back in is the only way to reset the
PALADIN: I bought one of these pieces of crap. It did the same thing one year TO THE
DAY. I am about ready to put it in my truck, put a huge sign on it about
how much of a piece crap it is and park it in front of the store
briantaylor62: Good call Aaron, your right, this is branded as a Maytag. My bad. I should
have said it was a Whirlpool built Maytag washer. Its a habit of mine to
reference the brand of a machine by the manufacturing company. Since this
came out of the Whirlpool assembly plant in Clyde Ohio I called it a
Whirlpool. Thanks for the correction, Brian
BroccoliBeefed: It shouldn't be handing loose like that. Thank god for in- house laundry
rooms. They're are not subjected to debris and critters.
MrRed2683: Hi there brian my washer is doing exactly the same thing its the same model
of washer also just probably a different year I wanted to ask if you could
possibly show me which wires you replaced?? I looked under the washer and
everything is in the proper place but the connector to motor is badly
MrRed2683: yeah idk man i think im just gonna have someone come out i tried cleaning
the connector and its still not working thanks though
dennischand1 adchand2RBLX: Not Whirlpool, Maytag
LP: Mine does the same thing, i just leave it alone for a few minutes and it
begins to fill with water and begins the cycle... just give it time its not
going to start right away its sensing the load or whatever...have had it
for six months and works fine.
curtisimo032: All of the part you look up for this model are also Whirlpool branded so
there isn't really a point in calling it Maytag.
Dt Candia: I got similar problems with this Whirlpool Washer, just huum noise and lock
light flashing! I find out that these machine will not start if your motor,
capacitor, pump or other major parts are not working. Circuit in machine
checks all major parts first, then if it's good then it will start. In my
case, the Drive Belt was disconnected and Drive Belt pulley was loose. So
folks if you got these problems check the following: 1. Drive Belt 2.
Capacitor 3. Pump 4. Motor 5. others....
dholl270: i was having the same problem. changed $60 lid switch but still didnt work.
checked under machine and noticed that the nut to the pulley had loosened
causing the belt to come off. This video helped me alot. made me look
further than the switch. thanks man.
TEARIZONE: nightmare washer wont drain the water...
Spencer Long: Did you ever figure out what was wrong with it?
briantaylor62: The wire came off the motor start capacitor. From what I learned of this
washer is that when you push the start button the machine first test the
movement of the main motor.If it can sense the motor is turning then it
will lock and begin a cycle. If no motor movement has been detected then
the lid lock light will flash indicating a fault has been detected within
the machine. I was lucky enough to have a capacitor hanging in plain view
so not much detective work involved on my part.
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