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Maytag washer fault codes (Meaning and potential solutions) Maytag washererrorcodesfront load Error code LOC or LC Possible Solution Error code dET Possible Solution Error code Int Possible Solution Error code rL or F34 Possible Solution Error code Sud or Sd Possible Solution Error code F5 E2 Possible Solution Error code F7 E1 Possible Solution Error code F8 E1 or Error code LO FL Possible Solution Error code F8 E2 Possible Solution Error code F9 E1 Possible Solution For any other F# E# Error code on Front loading Maytag washer Maytag washer fault codes: Maytagtop load washing machine errorcodes Error code F0E2 Possible Solution Error code F0E3 Possible Solution Error code F0E4 Possible Solution Error code F0E5 or “OFB” Possible Solution Error code F1E1 Possible Solution Error code F1E2 Possible Solution More Maytag top loading washer fault codes Error code F2E1 Possible Solution Error code F2E3 Possible Solution Error code F2E4 Possible Solution Error code F2E5 Possible Solution Error code F3E1 Possible Solution Error code F3E2 Possible Solution Error code F4E1 Possible Solution Error code F4E2 Possible Solution Error code F5E1 Possible Solution Error code F5E2 Possible Solution Error code F5E3 Possible Solution Error code F5E4 Possible Solution Other Maytag top load washer error codes Error code F6E3 Possible Solution Error code F7E0 Possible Solution Error code F7E1 Possible Solution Error code F7E2/Error code F7E3 Possible Solution Error code F7E4 Possible Solution Error code F7E6 Possible Solution Error code F7E7 Possible Solution Error code F7E8 Possible Solution Error code F7E9 Possible Solution Maytag washererrorcodesLF /Error code F8E1 Possible Solution Error code F8E3 Possible Solution Error code F8E5 Possible Solution Error code F8E6 Possible Solution Error code “drn” or “dr” or F9E1 Possible Solution Error code F9E2 Possible Solution More Maytag washer fault codes Maytag washererrorcodesF5 Possible solution Maytag washererror code FOE7 Possible solution Maytag washererrorcodesF21 Possible solution Maytag washer error codes E1 F3 (front load washer) Possible solution How to reset error code onMaytag washer Maytag washer fault codes -Frequently asked questions (FAQs) How do you read a Maytag washer code? Maytag washer fault codes -Final words

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Here are the most common Maytag washer fault codes to help you try and diagnose what’s wrong with your washing machine.

In summary, we shall look at the following Maytag washer error codes:

  • Maytagtop load washing machine errorcodes (Typical Maytagtop load washing machine errorcodes)
  • Maytag front load washer error codes (Basic Maytag washer error codes top load)

Let’s get started:

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Maytag washer fault codes (Meaning and potential solutions)

So here is how to read Maytag washer error codes (how to interpret the fault codes) once you have put the machine into diagnostic mode:

Maytag washererrorcodesfront load

Error code LOC or LC

Meaning: Control Lock activated

Possible Solution

  • Touch Control Lock button/the button that activates control lock (on older models- see your Owner’s Manual). Keep in mind that in some models, you need to press and hold this button.

Error code dET

Meaning: Detergent cartridge has not been detected (in the dispenser).

Possible Solution

  • Ignore this message if you’re usingsingle load doses of detergent otherwise check that the dispenser cartridge has been inserted correctly and that the dispenser drawer is completely shut.

Error code Int

Meaning: cycle was paused/canceled

Possible Solution

  • The washer displays the code when it stops to spin and drain for 20 – 30 minutes.

Error code rL or F34

Meaning: Items were detected (in the drum) during Clean Washer cycle

Possible Solution

Remove items (from the drum) and restart your Clean Washer cycle.

Error code Sud or Sd

Meaning: Too many suds detected in the washer.

Possible Solution

The washer will try to automatically clear the excess suds so you may notice itpause several times.

Try the following if the error continues to flash:

  • Change to a HE(High Efficiency) detergent.
  • Run the machine with a regular liquid bleach product(If you had useda “no splash”/”easy pour” liquidchlorine bleach product).
  • Finally, check for restricted drain hose/standpipe (drainpipe)- the error can occur due to kinked or clogged drain hose.

Error code F5 E2

Meaning: Door not locking properly.

Possible Solution

  • Ensure no items are blocking the door – this is the most common cause of the issue.

Error code F7 E1

Meaning: motor speed sensing fault(The motor is not able to achieve the needed speed for cycle selection)

Possible Solution

Check that:

  • There are no shipping bolts have in there
  • The washer is not overloaded

Error code F8 E1 or Error code LO FL

Meaning: The washer is detecting low water flow.

Possible Solution

  • Check that your household’s water supply is actually turned on.
  • Ensure both cold and hot water faucets/valves are opened fully.
  • Check water inlet hoses for kinking and resolve the issue(if needed).
  • Remove all anti-flood hoses (and controls) in the washer’s water line

Error code F8 E2

Meaning: There is an issue with dispenser system.

Possible Solution

  • Check detergent drawer and detergent cartridge for clogging with detergent (and clean thoroughly).

Error code F9 E1

Meaning: Washer is taking too long to drain.

Possible Solution

  • Check the drain hose- it could be kinked or clogged.U-shaped drainhose form should beused on drain hose.
  • Check the drain hose height requirements too- it should be 96″(244cm) maximum and 39″(99cm) minimum.
  • Check the washer for excessive suds and resolve it (see Error code Sud or Sd).

For any other F# E# Error code on Front loading Maytag washer

Unplug the machine or disconnect power (for one minute) and re-connect it again.

Then re-select the cycle and then press Start.

This might reset the error.

If, however, the error code persists, check your tech sheet for further troubleshooting.

Maytag washer fault codes: Maytagtop load washing machine errorcodes

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Error code F0E2

Meaning: Oversuds detected

Possible Solution

  • Use HE detergent(as recommended).
  • Avoid adding too much detergent.
  • Check pressure hose connection(from tub to main control)- check if hose could be pinched/kinked/leaking/plugged air(and fix it).
  • Check basket-and drive mechanism- for mechanical friction(perhaps some clothes are stuck in-between basket and tub).

Error code F0E3

Meaning: Over-loading detected

Possible Solution

  • Remove excess clothes.
  • Check basket-and drive mechanism- for mechanical friction(perhaps some clothes are stuck in-between basket and tub).

Error code F0E4

Meaning: Spin limited fault (water temperature too high for correct spin).

Possible Solution

  • Check water valve –it may not be functioning properly

Error code F0E5 or “OFB”

Meaning: Possible off-balance load detected

Possible Solution

  • Redistribute items manually.
  • Check for weak suspension rods(basket may not be bouncing up/down as it’s expected if the suspension is weak).

Error code F1E1

Meaning: Main Control issue.

Possible Solution

  • Test -and replace-main control(ACU), if needed

Error code F1E2

Meaning: There is an issue in main control(motor/drive system issues).

Possible Solution

  • Check wiring connection to motor (also check the motor itself)- the motor or even the drive may need replacement.

More Maytag top loading washer fault codes

Error code F2E1

Meaning: Possible button stuck on UI (during Diagnostic Mode)

Possible Solution

  • Check ALL buttons and see if there’s a stuck key.
  • Run UI diagnostic Mode

Error code F2E3

Meaning: UI Mismatch(machine main control and user interface part numbers do not match)

Possible Solution

  • Install compatible ACU& UI part numbers.

Error code F2E4

Meaning: UI Software Error(Incompatible Parameter File in the UI).

Possible Solution

  • Replace entire UI.

Error code F2E5

Meaning: UI Software problem(parameter file-in the UI- corrupt)

Possible Solution

  • Replace entire UI.

Error code F3E1

Meaning: Pressure problem(out-of-range pressure signal)

Possible Solution

  • Check pressure hose connection(from tub to main control)- check if hose could be pinched/kinked/leaking/plugged air(and fix it).
  • Check water level sensor/other water level sensing components, especially pressure transducer.

Error code F3E2

Meaning: Inlet water temperature problem(inlet thermistor open/shorted).

Possible Solution

  • Test temperature thermistor(measure the resistance)
  • Check hot/cold water valve- confirm if water is being dispensed by both valves.
  • Replace main control

Error code F4E1

Meaning: Heater is ON(when it should be OFF)

Possible Solution

  • Test if heater is functioning properly- test heater element resistance(abnormal=infinity).

Error code F4E2

Meaning: When heater is turned “ON”, it’s not actually On

Possible Solution

  • Test if heater is functioning properly- test heater element resistance(abnormal=infinity).

Error code F5E1

Meaning: Lid switch issue.

Possible Solution

  • Perform Lid Lock diagnostic test(See service test diagnostic’ mode in the tech sheet) and troubleshoot depending on the fault code you see
  • Measure the resistance of Lid Lock (replace lid lock, if needed)

Error code F5E2

Meaning: Lid Lock is not locking or it has completely failed

Possible Solution

  • Check the lid (for interference).
  • Check for potential lock interference (with the lid/the lock bezel).
  • Verify wash media buildup is not preventing lock bolt (from properly extending).
  • Perform Lid Lock diagnostic test(See service test diagnostic’ mode in the tech sheet) and troubleshoot depending on the fault code you see
  • Measure the resistance of Lid Lock (replace lid lock, if needed)

Error code F5E3

Meaning: Lid lock is not locking

Possible Solution

  • Check if something might be pressing the lid.
  • Verify wash media buildup is not preventing lock bolt (from properly retracting).
  • Perform Lid Lock diagnostic test(See service test diagnostic’ mode in the tech sheet) and troubleshoot depending on the fault code you see
  • Measure the resistance of Lid Lock (replace lid lock, if needed)

Error code F5E4

Meaning: Lid not opened between cycles.

Possible Solution

  • Perform Lid Lock diagnostic test(See service test diagnostic’ mode in the tech sheet) and troubleshoot depending on the fault code you see
  • Measure the resistance of Lid Lock (replace lid lock, if needed)
  • Replace main control

Other Maytag top load washer error codes

Error code F6E3

Meaning: Communication error(communication error between UI& ACU)

Possible Solution

  • Check UI harness (for continuity).
  • Check ALL buttons and see if there’s a stuck key.
  • Test Main Control and replace, if needed.

Error code F7E0

Meaning: Power loss has been detected

Possible Solution

  • Check if the outlet has power.
  • Check circuit breakers/fuses/junction box connections.
  • Check AC power cord(for continuity).
  • Test Main Control and replace, if needed.

Error code F7E1

Meaning: Power problem(power lost during spin).

Possible Solution

See F7E0 above

Error code F7E2/Error code F7E3

Meaning: Motor Drive Module problem(Over Temp issue in motor drive)

Possible Solution

Check wiring connection to motor (also check the motor itself)- the motor or even the drive may need replacement.

To be clear, try the following:

  • Check if impeller turning freely? If it is not, determine what might be causing mechanical friction/lock-up
  • Measure motor resistance values(at drive motor connector)
  • Is motor’s electrical connection cover fully-seated(Visually check if clips are fully-seated).

Error code F7E4

Meaning: Motor drive module over voltage problem

Possible Solution

  • See F7E2 /F7E3 above

Error code F7E6

Meaning: Motor circuit problem(loss of phase)

Possible Solution

  • Check drive system for fault.
  • Inspect motor circuit.
  • See F7E2 /F7E3 above

Error code F7E7

Meaning: Motor start failure(main control not getting to required motor speed)

Possible Solution

  • Check basket-and drive mechanism- for mechanical friction(perhaps some clothes are stuck in-between basket and tub).
  • Distribute items evenly (since there’s a possible load off balance).
  • See F7E2 /F7E3 above

Error code F7E8

Meaning: Motor Stator problem(over temperature condition)-motor temp too high.

Possible Solution

  • Perform service calibration again to calibrate water level/load size detection.
  • Check basket-and drive mechanism- for mechanical friction(perhaps some clothes are stuck in-between basket and tub).

Error code F7E9

Meaning: Locked rotor(motor not moving)

Possible Solution

  • Check basket-and drive mechanism- for mechanical friction(perhaps some clothes are stuck in-between basket and tub).
  • See F7E2 /F7E3 above

Maytag washererrorcodesLF /Error code F8E1

Meaning: Long Fill

Possible Solution

  • Check if the water supply is connected the right way (and fully turned on)
  • Check for plugged hose screens
  • Check if water could be dripping out of drain hose
  • Check the drain hose installation
  • Check if the water pressure is abnormally low
  • Check pressure hose connection(from tub to main control)- check if hose could be pinched/kinked/leaking/plugged air(and fix it).
  • Are both water valves(cold and hot) dispensing water?

Error code F8E3

Meaning: Overflow/flood condition

Possible Solution

Check for these issues:

  • Check pressure hose connection(from tub to main control)- check if hose could be pinched/kinked/leaking/plugged air(and fix it).
  • Check drain hose installation
  • Troubleshoot cold /hot water valves – test electrical connections(to the valves). Check the two valves themselves(the valve coils could have stopped working)
  • Check pressure transducer(on main control)

Error code F8E5

Meaning: Hot/cold inlets reversed

Possible Solution

  • Connect inlet hoses correctly.
  • Test temperature thermistor(see error F3E2)
  • Troubleshoot cold /hot water valves – test electrical connections(to the valves). Check the two valve themselves(the valve coils could have stopped working)

Error code F8E6

Meaning: Water hazard

Possible Solution

  • See F8E3 above
  • Troubleshoot lid lock (see F5E1)

Error code “drn” or “dr” or F9E1

Meaning: Drain pump fault (causing long drain issue)

Possible Solution

Check for the following:

  • Is drain hose clogged?
  • Is the drain pump itself clogged?
  • Is drain hose height more than 8”(2.4m)?
  • Check pressure hose connection(from tub to main control)- check if hose could be pinched/kinked/leaking/plugged air(and fix it).
  • Check if there’s too much detergent (in the machine)
  • Check if drain pump is really pumping water and replace(if faulty).

Error code F9E2

Meaning: Water Ring issue(system cannot fully drain water).

Possible Solution

  • See “drn” or “dr” (or F9E1) above

More Maytag washer fault codes

Maytag washererrorcodesF5

Meaning: Lid locking problem

Possible solution

  • See Error code F5 E1, Error code F5 E2, Error code F5 E3, Error code F5 E4

Maytag washererror code FOE7

Meaning: Clothes detected during Clean Washer Cycle

Possible solution

  • Empty the drum and restart Clean Washer Cycle

Maytag washererrorcodesF21

Meaning: Long Drain detected

Possible solution

  • See error “drn” or “dr” / F9E1

Maytag washer error codes E1 F3 (front load washer)

Meaning: washer is not able to detect water level.

Possible solution

  • Check the tube that connects to the switch for suds or gunk
  • Check water level sensor- it could be faulty. Replace, if bad
  • Check air trap pipe for blockage- and clear it
  • Replace the pressure switch (it might be faulty)

How to reset error code onMaytag washer

To clear most Maytag washer fault codes, press pause/cancel button twice followed by the power button (once).

If the code won’t go, unplug your washer (or disconnect it from power) for about one minute.

Maytag washer fault codes -Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do you read a Maytag washer code?

You have to put your washer into diagnostic mode first- the washer will display different error codes depending on the defective part(s).

Don’t forget that your washer’s tech sheet has all the error codes associated with your specific Maytag washing machine so try to get it from inside the washer and look up whatever error code you get.

Maytag washer fault codes -Final words

Some Maytag washer fault codes may not be in the above list so try to retrieve the tech sheet for your specific Maytag washer model if the error code that’s flashing is not here.

Good luck with your troubleshooting.

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