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Maytag Washer MVWC6ESWW0 has automatic water level. No water fill, it only agitates & spins MVWC6ESWW0


Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there is problems with the washer.
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Maytag Washer model number MVWC6ESWW0.
I see  your washer isn't loading with water and that you seem sure the water valve is fine.   That is usually the primary cause or that there is calcium build up where the water hoses connect that need to be cleaned and scraped away.

Since the valve is good.   Need to look at the load sensor switch.  It takes away the ability to control the water level.  You can test this swtich with an ohm meter.  (always make sure it the washer is disconnected from power.)  
1.  Adjust the scale on an ohmmeter to RX1 or X1 scale.  Stick the tips of the ohmmeter promes into the small slots where the wiring harness connects to the switch.  Looking at the pressure switch, place one probe into the far left hole and the other probe into the third hole from the left.   The reading should be 0.  
2.  Test the pressure switch's "suds detect" function.   Stick one probe into far right hole and another probe into the hole next to that one.  The Ohmmeter should again read 0.
3.  Place a probe into the second hole from the left and the other probe in the third hole from the left to test the rinse.  Reading should be 0.
4.  Final test is to leave the probe in the 3rd hole from left and place the other probe in the 4th hole from the left to test overflow pressure.  Again should read 0.  If the reading is anything but 0 then you need to replace that pressure switch.

This switch is known for this problem of water.   I have it on the link below.   Key number 5.

automatic sensing load for the model 

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs.  Thank you for choosing Sears and using our

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
June 30, 2014

My Maytag Centennial (MVWC6ESWW0) starts agitating before water starts to fill, then at the end of the spin cycle empties water back into the tub.


Hi Nathan,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

The symptoms you are describing are most likely caused by a bad load sensing switch. The relay in the switch sticks and allows the washer agitate before it fills.

A simple check is to access the load sense switch and unplug the wires to it. Then check the operation. I have provided you with the instructions for accessing the load sense switch in the images below. I am also including the checks that can be made if you have a volt/ohm meter. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

Once the console is open the load sense switch is the switch that has the clear plastic hose connected to it. Remove the connector that has the violet, white and the blue with orange stripe from the switch. Then carefully plug the washer back in and start a wash cycle. If the washer does not do anything, you need to replace the load sense switch (part number W10177795). If the washer still agitates, the problem is most likely a failed timer (part number W10243947).

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
February 29, 2012

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