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Maytag Centennial Washer
Troubleshooting



On this page, we will go through some common problems and solutions for your Maytag Washer Centennial.

Problem #1  Nothing happens when you turn on the washer....the water won't run and fill up the tub:

Most likely, there is no power being supplied to the washer, or for some reason, the washer has been unpluged. This may sound a little goofy, but it does happen and this should be the first thing that you check.

If you are sure that the washer is plugged in and you still have no power, then be sure and check for tripped breakers in your breaker box. If you have fuses, such as found in very old houses, then be sure and check these and replace them if needed.

Once you have done this and there is still no water coming into the washer, then check to make sure that you have adequate water supply coming out of the faucet where your hoses are connected. Check your hoses and make sure they are connected tightly.

Look for leaks and eliminate that as a possiblity. One other quick note: the lid on your Maytag Washer Centennial has to be closed in order for the machine to start working.

Washer Centennial Problem #2-Excessive Noise and Vibration


Remember, washers do make some noise and they do vibrate, but excessive noise and vibration is not good. If this is the case, then there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

There are two possible reasons for excessive noise and vibration: The first reason is that you may have overloaded the washer. The second reason is this:  When the washer was installed, it wasn't leveled properly.

The first thing to do is to load the washer properly by not putting too much weight in it. Make sure that you load it according to the specifications that came with the washer.

To cure the problem of being unlevel, make sure that the flooring where the washer is installed is plumb or straight. Then level the washer with the leveling feet. All washers have adjustable-leveling feet on them.

Washer Centennial Problem #3-Improper Draining

According to the manufacture's guide, the main reason for this happening is that the lid is not securely shut during the cycle, which can happen in some instances. More lilkely, the problem is an obstruction in the drain pipe or in the pump itself.

Check these two to make sure that there are no obstructions preventing the flow of water. It is rare, but overloading the machine could cause the water not to drain out like it should. Check these 3 sources before you call for the repair man.

Cenntennial Problem #4-The Clothes Have An Unacceptable Odor


If your clothes come out having a very bad smell or foul odor, then your washer most likely needs to be cleaned. Inspect the condition of the rubber seals in the washer-the door and everywhere else there is a rubber seal.

After a period of time, these rubber seals can accumulate dirt and grime, even residue from fabric softener and the detergent. This will be your main reason for having these disgusting smells after a wash.

After you have finished washing your clothes, it would be a good idea to leave the door/lid open so that the inside of the washer can completely dry out.

Maytag Centennial Problem #5-Dispenser Becomes Clogged


This problem should be an easy fix. Do not put the wrong laundry product in the wrong dispenser. If you put a powdered detergent into a liquid dispenser, then you are asking for problems.

Your dispensers will not work properly if you put the wrong product in them. If this dose not solve your clogged dispenser problem, then you will need to contact your local and trusted professional repairman. For more on maintenance and repair, click here.

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