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Post# 1145487   3/29/2022 at 17:45 (745 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Anyone able to tell me about this machine?

Apparently when its plugged in the lid locks and a pump noise can be heard, does this mean its Kapput?

If fixable what may it be please


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Post# 1145495 , Reply# 1   3/29/2022 at 19:03 (744 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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It looks like the Maytag Centennial that I used to own.   The only suggestion that I have would be that if you don’t have it connected to a water supply I believe that it would lock the lid and then really do nothing if you had the cycle selector set on a wash or rinse cycle.  It won’t function without water.  


Try setting it on the drain and spin cycle and pressing start.  If it does spin then try setting it on the normal wash cycle after connecting it to a water supply and press start.  If it doesn’t begin to fill after the sensing portion of the cycle then there is probably something wrong with the control board, which I would have no idea how to repair.  


Good Luck,


Post# 1145499 , Reply# 2   3/29/2022 at 19:27 (744 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Could be in flood mode, which triggers the pump to immediately run for a while, maybe 10 mins or more, until it times-out and exits.

Or some other problem.

Post# 1145503 , Reply# 3   3/29/2022 at 19:54 (744 days old) by murando531 (Augusta, Georgia - US)        

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This is actually an issue I've run into with my Whirlpool WFW92 front loader, but it's a built in sequence in all WP built washers.

If for any reason, whether the water valves are shut off to the machine, or the pressure is so incredibly low that it fills with a dribble, the board will decide that it thinks water should be coming in but isn't registering to the pressure switch or level sensor, which to the machine's "brain" could mean water pouring out of the pressure hose port, or down onto the floor out of a ruptured seal. So, with that, the machine will automatically lock the lid and run the drain pump for about 10 minutes nonstop in an emergency attempt at reducing the amount of water that could be pouring out. There is no way to cancel this, period. No length of disconnecting power will reset the timeout; it will resume as soon as power is restored.

My advice would be to make sure the drain hose is connected and at least elevated, and pour a gallon or two of water into the basket. This is to make sure the pump is lubricated and isn't spinning dry the whole time. Then just plug it in and let it run its course. Hopefully it will finish out and you'll be able to actually test the machine, but you MUST have water connected to the inlet valves so that it can fill as designed, otherwise the logic board may sense too much water too fast (ie, a water hose by hand) or not enough water, and start the emergency drain all over again.

A side note, my WP 92 front load is perfectly fine, I just forgot to turn on the water valves after coming back from a two week long trip, and didn't pay attention when starting a load that there was no filling sound. As a result, it did this exact thing, but after letting it go its course, it has not so much as blinked the wrong way since.

Post# 1145528 , Reply# 4   3/30/2022 at 04:41 (744 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Thank you

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I will try these suggestions and let you know how it goes.


Post# 1145653 , Reply# 5   4/1/2022 at 12:58 (742 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
OK so far I have got it

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To stop pumping all lights go out but now will not start at all unless you unplug it and then plug it in then the lid locked light illuminates although the lid does not actually lock.

All lights are off and nothing at all happens when you press start.

Its not very well :(

Help please Austin

Post# 1145654 , Reply# 6   4/1/2022 at 13:33 (742 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The model number has not yet been stated ...

Post# 1145657 , Reply# 7   4/1/2022 at 14:33 (742 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
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Post# 1146676 , Reply# 8   4/16/2022 at 09:02 (727 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Update its curb material

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Unable to get it to do anything, have tried to reset it but no use the green light is lit on the back of the PCB which means its in diagnostic mode but there are what appear to be burn spots on the board so am guessing the board needs new components and thats above my pay grade.
Shame as it has perfect running bearings etc and the motor looks good and with it being 5 years old its a shame its only fit for scrap.

Post# 1146768 , Reply# 9   4/17/2022 at 11:24 (726 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
VMW PC boards...

... are a major problem area of these machines-i have several nice VMWs stashed away with bad PC boards(waiting good PC boards to appear from junk machines)PC boards are assembled in China using parts from a variety of countries-bad capacitors have been found on some...Easy fix for someone used to fixing PC boards.Other VMWs I have salvaged had bad lid switch/lock or main seal/bearings.

Post# 1147733 , Reply# 10   4/30/2022 at 06:38 (713 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Your information is gratefully received and it makes perfect sense, Sadly I am not competent to change the components on the board and I don't seem to be able to source a replacement thus far so like yourself I may have to hold onto it until I find a replacement as the rest of the machine is good as new.
But if its an issue that I will come across in other machines I may just kick it to the curb.


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