Question about Maytag Centennial 3.2 cu. ft. SuperSize Plus Top Load Washer

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My mayage centennial washer is agitating before the water begins to come in , how do I fix it?/

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We had the same problem with our Maytag Centenial Washer. I simply removed the Auto Fill Sensor, cleaned the contacts with Deoxit contact cleaner and problem solved. All was done in less than 20 minutes.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

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  • Dellbx Nov 14, 2011

    We had the same problem with our Maytag Centenial Washer. I simply removed the Auto Fill Sensor, cleaned the contacts with Deoxit contact cleaner and problem solved. All was done in less than 20 minutes.

  • Maytag Sucks Feb 21, 2012

    SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM:

    This problem indeed is caused by the Temp / Auto Fill sensor as shown in the video. HOWEVER, you likely do NOT need to order a replacement part, unless the part you own continually and frequently needs to be reset.

    I suggest first to disconnect the Auto Fill sensor, blow off the connectors and clear hose with compressed air, optionally use de-oxidizing compound on the connectors if you see corrosion, and then re-assembling everything back together. This worked for me and others with the same problem when I researched this on message boards. Enjoy the saved $$$!

    You can use this video to see how to remove and reassemble the part:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxjNiAKv...

  • Maytag Sucks Feb 21, 2012

    SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM:

    This problem indeed is caused by the Temp / Auto Fill sensor as shown in the video. HOWEVER, you likely do NOT need to order a replacement part, unless the part you own continually and frequently needs to be reset.

    I suggest first to disconnect the Auto Fill sensor, blow off the connectors and clear hose with compressed air, optionally use de-oxidizing compound on the connectors if you see corrosion, and then re-assembling everything back together. This worked for me and others with the same problem when I researched this on message boards. Enjoy the saved $$$!

    You can use this video to see how to remove and reassemble the part:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxjNiAKv...

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    witchdoc248 Dec 22, 2012

    I also had the same problem, removed and opened the water sensor (very easy to open if done carefully), wiped off the copper contacts carefully, de-oxed and applied a very thin coating to the 2 contact prongs. snapped the sensor back together, reconnected wires and, voila, all cycles work as they should.

  • Brian Smifsburg
    Brian Smifsburg Mar 27, 2018

    Mine worked fine after a light cleaning - no need to replace (yet).

    Here's a Youtube video I found that helped show the process of opening the top panel and testing/cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc05y4lN...

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My Maytag washer had this same problem After about two years it suddenly started agitating as soon as water began to run into the tub. I changed out a few parts without success. Then I noticed a clear tube which was filled with water that I believe connects to the autoload sensing switch. I pulled the tube off, blew out the excess water then reconnected it. This fixed the problem and it worked like new again.Best of all no new parts needed and no cost to repair. I suspect the tube got air locked which prevented it from draining the water completely and then made the load sensor switch think the tub was full of water. This same problem happened a few more times over the next 6 years and this fix always resolved it. Not sure why no one else has mentioned this fix unless they just want to sell you parts that are not needed. I sure hope this fix helps you too.

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It seems that this is a common problem with this machine. I bought a new water sensor from topapplainceparts.com. It fixed it right up. Was only $52. part # w10248240 switch sensor.

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We had the same problem with our Centennial Washer with auto fill sensor. Called the Maytag repairman and it cost us $184 for him to replace the ATC module on the left top side of the control panel. It took him less than 2 minutes to switch out the module with a replacement. Module contains a small chip board to run the different settings. The part can be purchased on Amazon for $66 plus S&H.

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