Is your Maytag washing machine start button not working? The good news is that this issue is usually temporary, and you can easily fix it yourself.
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This guide explains why your Maytag washer button won’t work and how to troubleshoot it.
Maytag Washing Machine Start Button Not Working
Here’s how to fix your Maytag washing machine whose start button is unresponsive: First, disable the Child Lock. If this does not work, then reset your Maytag washer.
Don’t worry. I will explain the above solutions in detail. However, before you proceed, here are some words of caution:
If your Maytag washer is under warranty, I recommend contacting Maytag support and asking for advice. Unfortunately, opening your Maytag washer will void its warranty in most cases, so leave it as a last option.
Disable Child Lock
The latest Maytag washing machines have a child lock, a safety feature. When the child lock is activated, it prevents the accidental start of the wash cycle.
If the child lock is engaged on your Maytag washer, it will be displayed on its display with a child lock icon flashing.
To disable Child Lock, press and hold the Child Lock button for a few seconds until its icon stops flashing.
Reset your Washing Machine
Resetting your Maytag washer will restore factory settings, which can fix many annoying and random errors, such as a non-responsive start button.
So, try resetting your Maytag washer. If this does not help, move on to the next method.
Faulty Control Board
As its name suggests, the control board is the brain of electronic washers. If the control board of your Maytag washing malfunctions, it will not even receive power. Thus none of its buttons will work, including the start button.
The control board is inside the washing machine, so you must disconnect your Maytag washer from the power source before accessing it.
If your Maytag washer is under warranty, do not attempt to inspect or replace the control board yourself, as it will void its warranty.
When your Maytag washing machine start button is unresponsive, try the following solutions to fix it:
- Disable the child lock
- Reset your washing machine
- Check the washer control board