||10-17-2012 08:58 AM
sweets, yes everyone is "guessing" because the only info they have is from your guesses. We are not there with our meters. Buy a meter, less than five bucks for your needs. http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-multimeter-98025.html Ask here how to use it to test parts if you need to, the part being tested needs to be isolated from wiring. Then report your findings. With real info there will be less guessing.
Wiring schematics, parts diagrams and parts cost are available on line. Check Maytags home page, Google "Appliance Parts" enter your model number at one of the sites.
Arguing and being rude is no way to get help. Some of the responders are professional appliance technicians, they know what they are talking about, they don't have to help you at all. If you choose to ignore the freely given advice, that's your concern, we don't have the time or inclination to argue. There are other people seeking help who are willing to listen to advice and are appreciative of it, and don't argue with people who know more or have had experience with exact same problem.