Maytag washer adding water after cycle is done

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Old 12-05-11, 10:41 PM
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Maytag washer adding water after cycle is done

Our Maytag washer (Model: MVWC6ESWW1) has started adding more water after it has completed the wash/rinse/spin cycle. It is doing this with all of the wash selections (normal, heavy duty, etc.) It completes the cycle, stops and then starts to fill again for a short time. At first we thought it wasn't spinning or draining properly but that is not the case.

For a long time I used the extra rinse option but recently quit that. After discovering this problem, I selected the extra rinse option and it worked fine. Obviously, that is a work-around but I hate to put the machine through the extra wear and tear if a second rinse isn't necessary. Any thoughts? Of course, the warranty ended two months ago!
 
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Old 12-06-11, 04:47 AM
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Some washers add a small amount of water in the rinse or spin cycle to help remove left over soap. If water runs less than a couple of minutes It most likely how it works. Check owners manual.
 
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Yes, our washer does add water while going through the spin cycle but this water is being added after the spin cycle is completed. So the laundry is wet when it should be wrung out. The owner's manual isn't a lot of help.
 
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Old 12-07-11, 04:23 AM
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Never seen that happen before. Only thing I can think of is timer. I thunk your washer has a water temp control and they have caused problems but not sure that is your problem.
 
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And like I said, if I use the second rinse option, it rinses, spins and quits just fine. So timer sounds logical, I guess.
 
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I have the exact same model and my machine has been having the same issue for about a month..I plan on replacing the timer. Approx $80 just hope it works..
 
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Old 12-08-11, 04:27 AM
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Keep us posted as I would like to know if timer fixes it Thanks
 
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Yes, keep us posted, deverts! Yesterday, I realized if I'm very tuned in to the washer sounds, I can just stop it when it has finished the spin cycle. If I'm going to be away from it, I'll just use the second rinse option.
 
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Well, I just did a load of laundry and forgot to keep my ear on the washer to shut it off when it was done. And it worked correctly! So I'm not going to do anything and will keep an eye on it.
 
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Sorry to inform everyone but replacing the timer did not fix the issue. If anyone else has had this issue and had it repaired please let me know!!
 
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Red face

After a lot of research I have determined it is the water temp control. The way you can determine this (seems primitive but it works) just tap of the water temp knob on the control panel just like knocking on a door and the machine will work fine load after load. There must be a relay that is going bad in the switch and is sticking. You can purchase this part online.. Hope this helps everyone!!
 
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I just read the messages here and saw the one about tapping on the knobs. I thought it was worth a try before spending any money. I gave all the knobs a few moderate taps and the washer is now working properly again. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Old 11-02-12, 04:27 AM
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Very temporary fix control most likely will fail.
 
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This tip wasn't intended as a permanent fix just to help identify the problem. However we still have not replaced ours. we have to tap on it about once a month to every other month. I found bestbuy to be the cheapest go under the sevices tab, then under find replacement parts..hope this helps!!
 
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Thank You for the advice. My washer was doing the same thing and a good tap on the water temp knob temporarily fixed it till I can buy another knob.
 
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Old 02-19-13, 05:26 PM
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Not the knob the part under the knob.
 
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Tapping knob worked

My load was mid cycle and I tapped the temp knob lightly with a hammer and the cycle stopped for a few seconds and then started filling the bowl. I waited and watched what happened during the rinse/spin cycle and it did not add water at the last second! Yay. Then I put in a new load and started the cycle and the bowl actually filled with water without agitating - finally!! Yay. Might be a quick fix but at least will work until I replace this piece of crap. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Thumbs up Thank you! It worked for me too!

Thank you all for posting... I, too, tried knocking on the water temp control a bit and then, voilá! It worked!
 
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Old 06-05-13, 12:32 PM
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It most likely won't work long.
 
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So what is the problem really?

I have this same issue and after checking for debris in hoses, found this post and the "knock trick" worked for me too. So, since this is not a solution, what exact part needs to be replaced? The whole water temp knob or a specific separate part under the knob?

Thanks!
 
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Old 06-10-13, 08:16 PM
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brook....I'm guessing you have the same Maytag as listed above.

The part is called a temperature sensor and load size sensing switch. The knob you have is ok.
This is that part that the knob connects to.

FSP # W10248240
You can use this part number to shop around for prices like on amazon.

Temperature switch W10248240 - 365 day return policy. Repair Clinic
 
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Hitting temperature control button with hammer worked

Thank you to the person who discovered hitting the temperature button with a hammer fixed the spin cycle going into another rinse cycle. I had to control myself from hitting the machine itself a dozen times or more because this is the worst washing machine I have ever owned but right now every thing we own that is mechanical has decided they need financial attention right now so I can't afford to buy a new one at the moment!
 
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Old 06-18-13, 04:10 PM
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Thank the EPA for your fine washer. Hear about all day and can't do a thing about it.
 
 

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