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Maytag Bravos MVWX700XL2 Washer - Relay clicking before spin cycles


Jan 18, 2022
Model Number
6-10 years
Hi all,

Maytag Bravos MVWX700XL2 Washer seems to be working perfectly fine except before spin cycles a relay clicks over and over, then it stops clicking, and starts to spin.
Usually a few minutes into turning the unit on, after what I assume is it's "sensing" stage where it spins for a second, then stops, then spins for a couple seconds, then stops.... then again for a few seconds then stops. A little while later after the unit has stopped spinning completely and wants to spin again, the relay clicks 1 time, then 2 seconds later clicks again, the 2 seconds later clicks again... it does this for a little bit then stops clicking... about 5-10 seconds after the last click the basket will start spinning.

Any idea what is going on with this?
This started almost the same day the matching Dryer started squealing like crazy. Just got done ripping that apart and replacing the tensioner, rollers and belt... so thats running like a champ now. But as for the washer I can't find anything online other then everyone saying the "clicking" is the door lock when you start the unit. I can't see it being the door lock because the units already been running for a few minutes before this clicking starts. I also tried to open the lid between clicks to see if something was happening with the lock, but it stayed locked the entire time.

Thanks all!


Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Aug 24, 2004
Vicksburg Junction, Arizona
You'd need to pinpoint exactly where that clicking relay is coming from. Possibly the main control board inside the control console? It would help if you made a video of this problem and upload it here or you can upload the video to Youtube and post the Youtube link here. Or share your video per Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive and post the share link here.

Here's the control board for your model:
W10480132 Electronic Control Board

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