Troubleshooting a Maytag Washer/Dryer Combo

Maytag stacked laundry centers offer a washer and dryer combination in a stacked format to fit in small spaces such as closets, dorms, apartments, kitchens or other areas with limited space. The dryer is typically attached on top of the washing machine, and both units offer standard features, such as variable water, time and fabric wash cycles and time, fabric and temperature dry cycles. Most Maytag units are sold with a limited warranty, but many minor issues may be resolved through some troubleshooting methods.

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Washer and dryer combos can be useful if space is an issue

Step 1

Ensure that the Maytag washer and dryer combination is firmly plugged into a working power outlet. Replace or reset the circuit breaker or fuse as needed.

Step 2

Place a towel under the water hoses and turn off the water faucets if the washer does not fill with water. Remove the water hoses from the water faucets and clean out the inlet screens inside the hoses by removing any dirt or debris. Connect the hoses back to the water faucets, ensuring that the hoses are straight, and turn the water faucets back on.

Step 3

Close the lid firmly and turn the control knob to a wash setting if the washer is not agitating. Pull the knob out to start the cycle. The washer does not begin the wash process until the knob is pointing at a cycle and pulled out firmly.

Step 4

Check the items inside the washer if the washer does not spin or drain. Load size should be medium, and items should be balanced inside the tub. Straighten out the drain hoses and make sure only the recommended amount of laundry detergent is used to avoid oversudsing. Close the lid, turn the control knob to a wash cycle and pull out the knob.

Step 5

Choose heat settings and not "Air Fluff" if clothes are wet or cold after drying. Make sure the gas valve is turned on if the laundry center is gas-operated and that "Start" was pressed after the dry cycle was chosen. Clean the lint screen inside the dryer.

Step 6

Sort loads appropriately and keep load size moderate if items don't dry. Check the exhaust hood and clean out extra lint or debris that may be preventing proper airflow.

Step 7

Look for hard items inside the dryer that may be causing noise if there is a strange sound during dryer use. Empty out pockets prior to washing and drying.