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Maytag Washers Owner's Manual - MVWC425BW.
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If you experience

Possible Causes


Washer won’t run 

or fill, washer stops 

working or wash light 

remains on (indicating 

that the washer  

was unable to fill  


Check for proper water supply.

Both hoses must be attached and have water flowing to inlet 


Both hot and cold water faucets must be turned on. 

Check that inlet valve screens have not become clogged.

Check for any kinks in inlet hoses, which can restrict water flow.

Washer may be tightly packed.

Remove several items, rearrange load evenly in basket and add 

detergent. Close lid and press START/Pause/Unlock.

Do not add more than 1 or 2 additional items after cycle has 

started to avoid tightly packing or unbalancing. 

Not using HE detergent or using too 

much HE detergent.

Only use HE detergent. Suds from regular detergents can slow 

or stop the washer. Always measure detergent and follow  

detergent directions based on your load requirements.

To remove suds, cancel cycle. Select RINSE & SPIN. Press 

START/Pause/Unlock. Do not add more detergent.

Normal washer operation.

Lid must be closed for washer to run.

Washer will pause during certain phases of cycle. Do not  

interrupt cycle.

Washer may be stopped to reduce suds.

Plug power cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not use an extension cord.

Ensure there is power to outlet.  

Reset a tripped circuit breaker. Replace any blown fuses.
NOTE: If problems continue, contact an electrician.

Check proper electrical supply.

First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at - 

In Canada for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.

  Washer not performing as expected (cont.)

Do not add more water to the washer. 

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, 
fire, or electrical shock.