Washing machine won't fill with water


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Old 07-29-16, 03:39 PM
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Washing machine won't fill with water

I have a 9 year old Maytag Performa (MTW5740TQ0) that won't fill with water.

It started acting strange a few weeks ago. We would set the cycle and start the machine and there was a delay of a few seconds, and then it would take off and fill. Now it is just dead except it will run on the Drain or Spin cycle.

I thought it was the timer and replaced it with a new one. That didn't change anything. I opened the cabinet and tested the water fill valve with a multi-meter and it tested at 5 ohms so electrically it should be okay.

I can't think of anything else I could test. I don't think it's the lid switch since it runs on spin cycle.

I'm not sure I want to put money into calling a repairman given its age. Maybe I should just give up and replace it?
 
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Old 07-29-16, 05:48 PM
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Should be 120 volts to the fill valve in when filling. does it fill with hot water? If no voltage at valve check for 120 volts at water level switch. Should be 120 in and out. Here is a diagram
CONTROLS AND REAR PANEL PARTS Diagram & Parts List for Model mtw5740tq0 Maytag-Parts Washer-Parts | SearsPartsDirect
Part #4 ie water level switch.
Check the screen in the cold water side of fill valve. It is under hose.
 
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Old 07-29-16, 06:07 PM
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It doesn't fill with any temperature of water. Nothing happens when the machine is set and turned on during any wash or rinse cycle. It takes off if you set it to spin.

I forgot to mention I already checked the water hoses/screens.
 
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Old 07-29-16, 06:19 PM
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Check volts at fill valve first easier to get to.
 
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Old 07-30-16, 10:50 AM
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I had the machine apart checking voltage and all of a sudden the darn thing started filling with water. I stopped it, put the cabinet back together, and now I'm doing my first load of wash.

I have no idea what caused it to start working...
 
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Old 07-30-16, 11:03 AM
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Possibly the connections on the fill valves are loose. Sometimes just moving them brings them back to life. If it stops again.... check them first.
 
 

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