Maytag washing machine: remove latch


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Old 04-17-17, 06:48 PM
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Maytag washing machine: remove latch

We have a Maytag mvwc415ew2 washing machine we bought recently and I wanted to watch the cycles because (1) it didn't sound right and (2) I was curious must how much water (or little water) was getting dispensed into the tub. It's a high efficiency washer (the first HE we've owned).

Long story short is I had removed the strike from the lid and placed it into the latch and pushed it down too far and it became stuck. I had problems getting it out and had to use a little force to get it out. After that, the machine wouldn't go into the spin cycle.

I have ordered a new strike and latch assembly. I had a little problem getting the latch assembly out. It didn't have screws like many I've seen. It actually appeared to wrap around the area that the strike fits into. I got it out but I can't for the life of me figure out hth to get the white piece out that the strike fits into it. Can someone help with this?

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Old 04-17-17, 07:17 PM
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I moved your thread here to the large appliance forum.

MAYTAG RESIDENTIAL Parts | Model mvwc415ew2 | Sears PartsDirect

Here's a video that illustrates the job. If not 100% accurate.... there are several videos in the right side "up next" list that cover it.

you tube/watch?v=OKhbt6ZsrHE
 
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Old 04-18-17, 03:33 AM
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The video Pete put out is pretty good. Top is a pita to line up to raise. Used to take me 15 to 20 minutes but I have done many. May have to re calibrate washer, Can't remember. Should be a tech sheet taped to front of washer inside front panel. We were always told to re-calibrate after any part change. Procedure will be in tech sheet. If I remember right it is like a small book.
You probably did not wait until washer unlocked to pull out latch. Washer makes funny noises and uses about 6 to 8 gallons of water per fill. Went to many complaints about noises but normal.
 
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PJMax, thanks for that vid, but this washer is a bit different. The part I'm trying to get out is what the "strike" (in the lid) fits into. I got the other part out no problem. I just can't figure out what I need to "squeeze" to get that white part out (that's shown in the pics I uploaded). Any thoughts on that?

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Old 04-18-17, 03:09 PM
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That piece comes out after lock is unscrewed. (been a few years since I took one out) Forgot exactly how it is in there but you will have to lift top.
 
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He's got the top up because the second picture is from underneath.
There can't be much holding it in place.

If you're replacing it... break it out.
 
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Been thinking about it the screws that hold the latch screw into that and holds it all together.
 
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It may not be obvious, but the picture is showing the part that the lid fits into. It's not the lid itself. When I got the new part and saw this white part was attached to the rest of the mechanism, I knew there had to be a way to get it out, but it required busting the old one one first (as someone suggested).

After I did that, I saw that in order to install the new piece, it had to do it from underneath. I had already watched a video on how to get the entire unit (that the lid is a part of) released from the main body of the washing machine. You basically have to take out four screws to remove the plate surrounding the hose connections and that also covers the mother board. Then there are two screws on either side that attaches this part to the main body. Finally, there's one other screw that holds a smaller plate in place (that covers some wiring). Once all of this is removed (and of course, you've shut off the water and removed the hoses), you then pull that piece forward, then up, then forward again.

So what I had to do is insert the white part (shown in the pics) up through the slot and move it as far RIGHT as I could, then VERY gently push up (and slightly pry with a screwdriver) to get the left side completely through that hole. After that, it was a breeze. It's all good now. Working as it should.
 
 

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