June 10, 2013
This washer does not work nor sound the same as a traditional style washer. I have cut and pasted below different sounds and actions that should expect to notice during the cycle. I found them in the use and care guide. It appears that you have this washer in your ownership currently, if reading below doesn't answer your questions or you still have concern, I would suggest that you call The Home Depot/Maytag Hotline. The number is 877.461.3376, option 2, option 1, you will be placed in touch with a Parts/Service Specialist. They will be able to troubleshoot with you further. Thank you for viewing this Admiral washer.
To allow for higher spin speeds, the lid will lock and the
Lid Locked light will turn on. When this light is lit, the lid is
locked and cannot be opened. When this light is blinking,
the washer is paused. When this light is off, the lid can be
opened. After a cycle is started, the lid locks, unlocks, and
locks again. If you need to open the lid to add a garment
after this point, you must press START/Pause/Unlock Lid
and wait for the lid to unlock. The lid will only unlock after
washer movement has stopped. Depending on when in
the cycle you try to pause, it may take several seconds to
several minutes for the lid to unlock.
This washer will perform a series of spins to check
for load balance. When a load is started, it may take
2–3 minutes before water begins to enter the basket.
During this time, a series of clicks and a whirring noise
signal that sensing technology is determining if there
is an off-balance load.
At different stages of the wash cycle, you may hear
sounds and pauses that are different from those of your
previous washer. For example, you may hear a clicking
and hum at the beginning of the cycle as the lid lock
goes through a self-test. There will be different kinds of
humming and whirring sounds as the agitator tests for
load balance or moves the load. And, sometimes, you may
hear nothing at all as the washer allows time for clothes to
Select cycles default to a spray rinse. During these cycles,
you will hear water enter the washer as the tub spins,
allowing the rinse water to penetrate clothes. Check the
“Cycle Guide” for details.
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