Maytag Washer Error Code Solutions

June 7, 2021
Washer Repair

Is your Maytag washer showing error codes? Then this guide is for you.

Here are the most common error codes and how you can make them disappear so that you can get your washer working again.

Error Code: LOC or LC

What it Means: The control lock in the washer has been activated.

How to Fix it: You can fix this error code by simply touching the control lock button, which should then unlock the washer. On some models of Maytag washers, you will need to press and hold the button down for a few seconds to unlock it.

Error Code: dET

What it Means: Not all Maytag washers have this error code, but if yours does, it means that the detergent cartridge cannot be detected in the dispenser.

How to Fix it: Make sure that the cartridge is correctly in place and that the dispenser drawer is closed properly. You can usually just ignore this message if you are using single-load doses of detergent, and the washer should still be able to run a cycle.

Error Code: Int

What it Means: This error code means that the washing cycle has been paused or canceled.

How to Fix it: To remove this code, you need to press the pause/cancel button twice and then the power button once. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to unplug the power to the washer for a couple of minutes before plugging it back in and turning it back on. You might have to wait for the washer to drain before using it again.

Error Code: rL or F34

What it Means: Your washer has items in it while it is running a clean cycle.

How to Fix it: Remove all of the items from the washer and then restart the clean cycle, and the error code will disappear.

Error Code: Sud or Sd

What it Means: This error code means that there are too many suds in the washer, which means the washer cannot spin without the risk of overflowing.

How to Fix it: It should solve itself. Your washer will likely extend the rinse time and add extra water during this process to ensure the suds dissolve. So if you see Sud or Sd, just be patient, and your washer should eventually empty.

Error Code: F5 E2

What it Means: The washer door is not locking correctly.

How to Fix it: Make sure nothing is obstructing the door. You can then press the pause button and cancel button twice, followed by pressing the power button once and this should remove the error code. If the problem persists, you might have a problem with the door lock that needs to be repaired.

Error Code: F7 E1

What it Means:  There is a problem with the speed of the motor that turns the washer around.

How to Fix it: Make sure that the washer is not overloaded, and if it is, remove some of the clothes from it. Once removed, check if the error code disappears.

Error Code: F8 E1 or LO FL

What it Means: Your washer senses a low flow of water.

How to Fix it: The first thing to do is check that the water supply is turned on (both the hot and cold taps). Then check that the hoses are not twisted or kinked. After checking those two things, you can press the pause/cancel button twice and the power button once, and the code should disappear.

Error Code: F8 E2

What it Means: This error code means that there is something wrong with your washing machine’s dispenser system.

How to Fix it: This particular error code only appears on some select Maytag washer models. The way to fix this code is to make sure that the detergent drawers or cartridges are not overfilled with detergent. When this happens, the dispenser system will stop working correctly. Once you’ve checked that and removed excess detergent, the error code should disappear.

Error Code: F9 E1

What it Means: Your washing machine drain times are taking longer than they should be. For most Maytag models, this means it’s taking longer than 8 minutes.

How to Fix it: You need to check that the drain hoses connected to your washer are not blocked or kinked in any way – so that water can drain out properly. If they are, you need to realign them or unblock them.

Error Code: Other F# E# code

What it Means: This code means “other error.”

How to Fix it: The best way to solve this error code is to simply disconnect your washing machine for a few minutes and then reconnect it. After you’ve done that, you can turn it on a fresh cycle and press start. Hopefully, the error code at this point disappears.


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