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Comprehensive Guide on Maytag Washing Machine Error: OL

Oleg Chudnovski, CEO

Technically Reviewed by Oleg Chudnovski, CEO on Feb 07, 2024 | Written by Fix Appliances CA Editorial Contributors

Maytag washing machines are equipped with error codes to alert users to potential issues, and one such code is OL. Understanding when this error occurs, identifying the components responsible, and learning how to address the problem are crucial for maintaining the optimal performance of your washing machine. This guide will delve into these key points to help you resolve the OL error.

When does OL occur?

The OL error code on Maytag washing machines occurs during the spin cycle, indicating that the machine has detected an overload situation. This usually happens when the laundry load exceeds the machine’s recommended capacity or when the load is not evenly distributed in the drum.

What parts of the washing machine are responsible for its emergence?

Several factors can potentially cause the OL error:

Component Description
Load Balance Sensor The load balance sensor plays a crucial role in detecting the distribution of the laundry load within the drum. An imbalance or overload triggers the OL error.
Suspension Springs Suspension springs support the drum and help maintain balance during the spin cycle. Damaged or stretched springs can contribute to an unbalanced load, leading to the OL error.
Shock Absorbers Shock absorbers dampen vibrations during the spin cycle. The drum may become unsteady if these components are damaged, triggering the OL error.
Levelling Legs Incorrectly levelled washing machines can contribute to load imbalances. Ensuring the machine is level on all sides is crucial for preventing the OL error.

How do we solve this issue?

To address this problem, you must follow these steps:

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Step 1: Adjust the Load

  • Stop the washing machine and redistribute the laundry load evenly in the drum.
  • Large or heavy items may need to be balanced with lighter items to prevent an overload during the spin cycle.

Step 2: Inspect Suspension Springs and Shock Absorbers

  • Please turn off the washing machine and unplug it.
  • Inspect the suspension springs and shock absorbers for visible signs of damage or wear.
  • Replace damaged components with compatible parts.

Step 3: Check Levelling

  • Ensure the washing machine is placed on a level surface.
  • Adjust the levelling legs as needed to achieve a stable and balanced position.

Step 4: Run Diagnostic Tests

  • Maytag washing machines often have diagnostic modes that can help identify specific issues. Refer to the user manual for instructions on running diagnostic tests.

Step 5: Reduce Load Size

  • Be mindful of the machine’s recommended capacity and avoid overloading it with excessive laundry.
  • Divide large loads into smaller ones to ensure proper weight distribution.

Step 6: Professional Assistance

  • If the issue persists or you are uncertain about further repairs, you may contact our technician specialists.

Conclusion

Addressing the OL error code in Maytag washing machines involves a combination of user actions and potential component replacements. Following this guide can quickly solve the problem, ensuring your home appliance works correctly.

 

Oleg Chudnovski, CEO

Oleg Chudnovski is the founder and CEO of Fix Appliances CA. His company is an authorized repair centre for leading manufacturers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Panasonic, Fisher and Paykel, LG, True, Samsung, and Dacor. Oleg leverages his many years of experience to assist technicians and clients in addressing repairs of any complexity.

Date of page creation: February 05, 2024

Page update date: February 07, 2024

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