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Maytag Machine Error Codes and How to Fix Them

Maytag brand is one of the most reliable washing machines you can buy. Their parts and electrical mechanics are intuitive and work well. However, if the system notices something wrong with your washing machine, you will likely get an error code that you may not know how to diagnose or deal with.

Luckily, Fix Appliances CA has the knowledge and expertise of qualified appliance technicians to handle any Maytag washer error code — for Maytag washing machine troubleshooting check the code explanations below.

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drn Error Code

Condition:
The washer is not draining properly. This error code means that the machine might stay filled partially or all the way up with water in the basin of the washer.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water drain hose.

How to fix the problem yourself:
There are three different types of drain hose configurations on a top load washer that might need adjusting for fixing this Maytag washing machine error code:

  • Standpipe drain system: The drain pipe end must be at least 36 inches and no more than 96 inches above the floor. Check the installation point and make sure that the ground level meets the 36-inch threshold.
  • Laundry tub drain system: The drain pipe end must be at least 36 inches and no more than 96 inches above the floor. Check the installation point and make sure that the ground level meets the 36-inch threshold.
  • Floor drain system: A floor drain hose requires a siphon break kit that is purchased separately. The siphon must be at least 28 inches from the floor. Check the installation point and make sure that the ground level meets the 28-inch threshold.

F# E# or F## Error Codes

Condition:
System error code.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Computer motherboard or sensors.

How to fix the problem yourself:
To reset the code of the motherboard hold the START/PAUSE button once to clear the code, then press the START/PAUSE button again to reset the washer. If the code remains, you need to look for professional service for your Maytag washing machine fault code.

HC Error Code

Condition:
Reversed hot and cold inlet hoses.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Inlet hoses attachments to the water faucet and washing machine.

How to fix the problem yourself:
This is a fairly easy fix that requires switching the hose inlet hoses. The error message shows up when the hoses for hot and cold water are installed in the incorrect order. Reverse their positions and reset the motherboard by pressing and holding the START/PAUSE button twice.

LdL Error Code

Condition:
Lid is not locked.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Lid latch point, lid itself, or anywhere around the perimeter of the lid.

How to fix the problem yourself:
The LdL code means that the lid of your washer isn’t closed completely and locked. Fixing this issue requires checking the entire perimeter of the lid for any obstructions and removing them. Also, the lid locking latch might have an obstruction at the point of contact with the washing machine body.

LdU Error Code

Condition:
The lid cannot unlock.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Lid latch point, lid itself, or anywhere around the perimeter of the lid.

How to fix the problem yourself:
This code means that the washer lid will not lock. Removing something heavy like a bulky blanket from the top of the washer may free up the locking mechanism and allow the washer to open freely.

LF, Lo FL or F8 E1 Error Codes

Condition:
The washer is taking too long to fill with water.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The water supply inlet valve, water line, or other household faucets.

How to fix the problem yourself:
For troubleshooting Maytag washing machine with this error code, check the water inlet valve and faucet where the water is entering the washing machine. If the valves are open and the faucet is turned on, check for kinks in the hoses leading to the washer. Also, you must have both hot and cold water supplied to the washer for it to fill properly.

Lid Error Code

Condition:
The lid is left open.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The washer lid, locking mechanism, or perimeter around the lid.

How to fix the problem yourself:

Make sure the washer lid is closed completely and level. The cycle will reset if the lid is left open for longer than ten minutes. This reset causes the washer to drain and you need to start the cycle over. Don’t worry about adding more detergent, simply start the cycle by pressing the START/PAUSE button once and closing the lid.

Ofb Error Code

Condition:
The washer load is out of balance.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The internal washer drum.

How to fix the problem yourself:
When the washer is out of balance and running a load-balance correction routine, allow the washer to keep going through the routine. Then, there are several things that you can do to alleviate the issue.

A flashing dial means the water is stopped and you can open the lid. Move the clothing around more evenly at the bottom of the washer drum, close the lid, and press START/PAUSE once.
The vibrations during spinning are normal for an unbalanced load. Pause the load and redistribute the items loosely on all sides of the bottom of the washer drum.
Never add more water or soaked wet items to the washer cycle as this tends to throw the cycle off balance.
The settings on the washer for large items should always be used, such as the Bulky/Sheets Deep Water Wash cycle for things that are oversized or that don’t absorb water well.

OL Error Code

Condition:
The washer load is too large.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The washer tub and clothing within.

How to fix the problem yourself:
This message means that the washer is overloaded. Take some of the wet clothing out of the washer and place it to the side. Close the lid and press the START/PAUSE button once to restart the cycle. The code may appear again if there are still too many clothes in the washer.

PF Error Code

Condition:
Power failure interrupted the washing cycle.
Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washing machine, motherboard.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Touch and hold the START button to reset the washing machine cycle.

Sud Error Code

Condition:
Too many soap suds in the washer.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water inlet hose, washer basin, the body of the washing machine.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Only use High Efficiency or HE standard washing machine detergent!
Take the clothing out of the cycle and run a RINSE/SPIN cycle to clear out the excessive soap suds.

LOC or LC Error Codes

Condition:
The control lock is activated.
Parts where possible failure may take place:
The locking mechanism on the lid.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK button. Some older models have a different button that is responsible for activating the control lock of the lid. Check your owner’s manual for which button this is.

dET Error Code

Condition:
Detergent cartridge not detected in the dispenser.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Detergent dispenser drawer.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Some models have detergent cartridge drawers where a detergent tablet is inserted before the washing load begins. Check if the tablet is in place, is inserted correctly, and the drawer is shut completely.

Int Error Code

Condition:
The cycle was paused, cancelled, or interrupted.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Motherboard; whole washing machine spin cycle.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Let the washer spin and drain completely, which may take up to 20 or 30 minutes. During this time, the code might be visible which can be removed by pressing the PAUSE button twice and the POWER button once. If the code remains, do a manual power reset by unplugging and plugging back in the power cord to the washing machine.

rL or F34 Error Codes

Condition:
Items were detected in the washing machine during the clean washer cycle.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washer drum.

How to fix the problem yourself:
One of the most common Maytag washing machine problems that have an easy fix. Open the lid to the washer drum and remove any items during the clean washer cycle. Close the lid and press the START button to continue the cycle.

F5 E2 Error Code

Condition:
The washer door is not locking and closing properly.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washer lid, the perimeter of the lid.

How to fix the problem yourself:
This code requires some easy Maytag washer troubleshooting. Make sure that the lid is not obstructing from closing completely. Clear the code by pressing the PAUSE button twice and the POWER button once.

F7 E1 Error Code

Condition:
Motor speed sensor error.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washer motor.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Since this Maytag washing machine fault code indicates that the washer motor is not achieving the correct speed, the cycle is not going to run correctly.

To fix this issue:
Ensure that all shipping bolts are removed.
Take out excessive items that might have overloaded the washer.

To clear the code, press the PAUSE button twice and the POWER button once.

F8 E2 Error Code

Condition:
A low flow of water is sensed.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water inlet valve, faucet valve, or water inlet hoses.

How to fix the problem yourself:
There are several ways of checking the water flow into your washing machine. Go through this checklist before calling a professional:

  1. The household water supply is turned on.
  2. Hot and cold water faucets are fully open.
  3. No kinks are visible in the inlet hoses to the washing machine.
  4. There are no anti-flood controls on the waterline.

To clear the code, press the PAUSE button twice and the POWER button once.

F9 E1 Error Code

Condition:
Draining water is taking too long (usually more than eight minutes).

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water drain hose, washer drum.

How to fix the problem yourself:
This is one of the trickier Maytag washer error codes. There are a few things that you need to check if your washer is not draining quickly enough.

  1. Check for and straighten out any kinks in the hose.
  2. Remove and check for clogs in the drain hose.
  3. Adhere to standard standpipe requirements of being no more than 96 inches from the ground and 39 inches minimum from the ground.
  4. Limit the use of soaps that cause excessive suds.

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Maytag washer problems are fixable and tell you a lot of great information about what is going on in your washing machine. However, some problems and Maytag washing machine fault codes may be time-consuming to handle.

Save yourself a headache by contacting us today. Friendly and professional repairmen from Fix Appliances CA are your best option for proper troubleshooting, replacement, or Maytag appliance repair.

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