"Maytag" (LG?) washer

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Old 09-27-17, 12:27 PM
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"Maytag" (LG?) washer

We have Maytag front loading washer, MAH2400AWW that's about 12 years old. It's been pretty reliable except the time I left some change in my pants pocket and broke the water pump, but today I "broke" the water temperature button. I wanted to change the setting and when I pushed it the button stayed pushed in and was a bit cocked as if it were physically locked against the side of the recess. When I pushed it to try to physically shift it it collapsed as if the spring broke.

I went ahead and washed the small load on the setting that was locked in I'm wondering about repairing or replacing the switch. My surmise is that the switch is a sealed unit and I'll have to replace it. I recall I had to remove the front to access the pump but I'm having a pretty busy week.

Should I just order a switch and wait for it to arrive. I'd rather have the switch in place before I disassemble the washer and have to wait for it. I'm going to research the parts diagram now.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-27-17, 12:37 PM
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I don't think that is an LG unit.

I think you should investigate the exact problem first as many of those parts are not available. Click on "door-front" section.
sears parts direct/mah2400aww/3048/0153200.html
 
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Old 09-27-17, 02:22 PM
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Can 't tell for sure but I think that is a Maytag unit built by Maytag. Maytag was bought by Whirlpool around that time, Does yours have a tub that leans down from front? If so you are about 5 years past due date. Maytags made good boat anchors the last few years they were still Maytag. Part # 11 in diagram PJmax sent under door is the button assy. but could be console that is bad and did not see a listing for that.
 
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Old 09-27-17, 03:38 PM
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I guess I just thought it was built by LG because it was made in Korea. But yes I did find the parts diagram and ordered the push button assembly. Even though it may be that the button itself/spring may be repairable once I get it apart I wouldn't want to disassemble the washer and then have to order the part and not be able to do laundry while I wait. As there are 6 buttons on there I can always use the spares if I can just replace the water temperature one.

As far as the life of the unit we've been pretty happy with it. It's only about 2 1/2 pound capacity but it's plenty for the two of us. We're retired but I go to the gym every day and also play a lot of golf except in winter. So it does get a lot of use for two people. Other than the pump which was my fault it's been a good one.

Thanks for all your help.
 
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