Maytag washer error codes

Maytag Corporation boasts a long history. It was founded more than a century ago, in 1893, and was named after its founder, Fred Maytag. The company manufactured washers starting from its very first years (actually its original name was Maytag Washing Machine Company, and it was changed to Maytag, Inc. only in 1925).
Maytag continued to produce washing machines and made profit even during the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War, although it also started to manufacture parts for military equipment. The company entered the commercial laundry segment in 1950s. Maytag is owned by Whirlpool since 2006.
Modern washing machines produced by Maytag Corporation have an automatic error-monitoring system that helps to identify issues at an early stage. Every time this system finds out there’s something wrong with the washer, it uses a code to inform you about it. Below you can see Maytag Neptune washer error codes you may encounter, and what you should do when they appear.
Solutions offered in our list of Maytag Neptune washer error codes may be different: sometimes there is only one step, and sometimes there are a number of possible actions. It depends on the nature of the problem.
In many cases you just need to perform the recommendations from our list of Maytag Neptune washer error codes to have your machine working again.
Information codes may be displayed to help you better understand what is occurring with the washer.
Maytag Neptune washer error codes
Maytag 2000 Series (front-loading automatic) error codes washer
Maytag Bravos washer error codes
Maytag front load washer error codes
Maytag 3000 series washer error codes
Maytag maxima washer error codes

Maytag Neptune washer error codes

CodeMeaningSolution
FLThe washer failed to lock the lidMake sure nothing is obstructing the lid. Close
the lid and restart the cycle
PFThe washer experienced a power failureRestart the cycle. If code is still displayed check to make sure power cord is securely plugged in
ndThe washer experienced difficulty drainingCheck for a kinked drain hose
Check for a plugged stand pipe
LOThe washer has repeatedly tried to unlock the lid but has been unsuccessfulMake sure lid is firmly closed. Push the Off button and then wait four minutes for the lid to unlock

OR
Unplug the washer for two minutes and plug back in.
LrMotor not running properlyCall for service.
nFThe washer has tried to fill, but has not reached the proper fill levelMake sure the water faucets are open all the way
Check for kinked hoses
Check inlet screens on fill hoses
UCThe washer cannot spinPress Start/Pause to restart the washer and complete the cycle. If this problem persists, call for service, see below
dcUnbalanced load prevented the washer from spinningRedistribute the load, then press Start/Pause
LLThe washer cannot spin because the load is too largeRemove some items from the tub and press Start/Pause. If removing items does not correct the problem, call for service.
oLThe washer cannot tumble because something is blocking the tumblers.Remove item from the tub. Press Start/Pause. OR Remove part of the load from the washer Press Start/Pause If removing item(s) does not correct the problem, call for service.
OPThe washer lid is openThe lid must be closed to start cycle. Close the lid and press Start/Pause
odThe washer lid must be openedThis is a safety feature.The lid must be opened before another cycle is started
DODoor Open
Door monitor switch in door lock mechanism is not able to communicate to the control board is open
1.Make door is closed.

2.Check for loose wire connections at switch and/ or machine control board.

3.Check for failed door monitor switch.

4.Check inputs and outputs at machine control board.

5.Replace responsible component.
SdSuds
Machine has detected high levels of suds.
The machine will alter it's cycle for this situation. Use an HE detergent or cut down on the amount of detergent slightly. This can be more likely on towel loads, consider HE detergent especially for these loads.

Maytag 2000 Series (front-loading automatic) error codes washer

Front-loading automatic washers Maytag 2000 Series are effective and efficient at washing. These washing machines are known for their Fresh Spin option, which keeps your clothes fresh and clean for up to 6 hours. Moreover, these front-load washers feature Maytag Commercial Technology provided by 10-year warranty on their motors and wash baskets.

CodesSolution
“LF” on display (Long Fill - no water or insufficient water supply)Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service.
“F9E1” on display (Drain Problem)
Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service
“SD” on display (Suds Routine)When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. “SD” is displayed during rinsing and at the end of the cycle to inform you that the Suds Routine was activated. Use only HE (High Efficiency) detergents.
“F--E--” Variables (Washer Problem)
Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Select RINSE, DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service.

Maytag Bravos washer error codes

Error Description
"LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)Check the following:
Are the hot and cold faucets turned on?
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press POWER/CANCEL to clear display.
"Ld" (Washer is taking too long to drain water from the wash tub)Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose installed properly? See "Connect the Drain Hose" in the Installation Instructions.
Press POWER/CANCEL to clear display.
"uL" (Unbalanced Load)If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open lid and redistribute the load. Close lid and press START/PAUSE. NOTE: For best performance, load garments in loose heaps evenly around the basket wall. Do not load above the stainless steel portion of the basket.
"oL" (Over Load)Is the washer overloaded? The washer has attempted to fill and begin the wash cycle. If the washer is overloaded, it will drain any water and detergent that was added during the fill. To correct tne overload, remove several items and add detergent. Close lid and press START/PAUSE.
"Sd" (Suds Detected)Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or non-HE hand-washing detergents are not recommended for this washer.
"lid'' (Lid Opened)Is the lid open? Close the lid to clear the display. If the lid remains open for more than 10 minutes, water in the wash tub will drain.
"HC" (Cold and Hot hoses switched)This code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the cold and hot water inlet hoses are switched. See "Connect the Inlet Hoses" in the Installation Instructions.
"dL" (Door/Lid cannot lock)Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid keeping it from closing. Press POWER/CANCEL once to clear the code.
"dU" (Door/Lid cannot unlock)Is there excessive weight on the lid, such as a basket of laundry? Excessive weight will keep the lid from unlocking. Press POWER/CANCEL once to clear the code.
"F##" codePress POWER/CANCEL once to clear code. Press START/PAUSE to continue cycle. If code appears again, call for service.
"Fd" (Factory Default)This code will appear when your washer sets back to factory default. To return all options and modifiers to Factory Default, press POWER/CANCEL, select Drain & Spin cycle, and then press Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener within 5 seconds. When done correctly, the 7-segment displays show "Fd" for 3 seconds and then unit returns to Standby Mode.

Maytag front load washer error codes

DisplayDescription
"LF" on display (Long Fill - no water or insufficient water supply)Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer disconnect power.
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service.
"F9E1" on display (Drain Problem)Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service.
"SD" on display (Suds Routine)When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. "SD" is displayed during rinsing an at the end of the cycle to inform you that tHe Suds Routine was activated. Use only HE (High Efficiency) detergents.
“F—E—“ Variables (Washer Problem)Press POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Select RINSE, DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer. Re-select cycle and press START/PAUSE. If the problem remains, call for service.

Maytag 3000 series washer error codes

If you experiencePossible Causes Solution
“Sd” or “Sud” (excess suds) appears in displayExcessive suds in washer. Washer is running a suds-reduction routine.Allow the washer to continue. Use only HE detergent. Always follow the detergent manufacturer's instructions to determine the amount of detergent to use and base detergent quantity on load size. Not all detergents labeled as High Efficiency are identical in formulation and their ability to reduce suds. For example, natural, organic, or homemade HE detergents may generate a high level of suds. If you use one of these and see a “Sd’’ or “Sud” error code appear in the display, consider using a different HE detergent.
Touch WATER HARDNESS (on some models) to change water hardness to “soft."
"dEt" (Detergent) appears in display (on some models)The dispenser cartridge is not detected.Ensure the dispenser cartridge is inserted correctly and the dispenser drawer is shut completely. For single-load doses of detergent when cartridge has been removed, ignore this message.
Lo followed by FL or F8 followed by E1 or Lo followed by FL or F08 followed by E01 (water supply error) appears in displayCheck for proper water supply.Unit will drain for 8 minutes while door remains locked. The drain cycle must be allowed to complete or the error code cannot reset. When complete, touch POWER/CANCEL once to clear the code. Then touch POWER/CANCEL again to restart washer. If code appears again, call for service.
Both hoses must be attached and have water flowing to the inlet valve.
Both hot and cold water faucets must be ON.
Inlet valve screens on washer may be clogged.
Remove any kinks in the inlet hose.
If used, auto shut-off connectors and hoses must be properly installed and in working order.
Check for proper inlet hoses.Use only manufacturer's recommended inlet hoses.
F9 followed by E1 or F09 followed by E01 (drain pump system error) appears in displayCheck plumbing for correct drain hose installation. Drain hose extends into standpipe farther than (114 mm).Check drain hose for proper installation.
Make sure the drain hose is not kinked, pinched, or blocked.
Remove any clogs from drain hose.
Use drain hose form and securely attach to drainpipe or tub.
Lower drain hose if the end is higher than 96* (2.4 m) above the floor.
Not using HE detergent or using too much HE detergent.Use only HE detergent. Always measure detergent and follow manufacturer's directions based on load size and soil level.
F5 followed by E2 or F05 followed by E02 (door will not lock) appears in displayWasher door not locking.Touch POWER/CANCEL to cancel the cycle. Check that the door is closed completely and latching. Check for items in the washer drum that may be keeping the door from closing completely.
Ur (remove load) appears in displayLoad detected in drum during Clean Washer with affresh cycle.Remove items from washer drum and restart Clean Washer with affresh- cycle.

Maytag maxima washer error codes

Error CodeConditionCheck/RepairShop Parts
SUDSExcessive sudsIf you see excessive suds in the washer, start using the right amount of high-efficiency (HE) detergent.(HE) detergent
F0E1Load detected during the washer cleaning cycleRemove clothes from the washer. The washer must be empty when running a washer cleaning cycle.
F1E1Main control board failureTry to reset the control board by unplugging the washer for 5 minutes and then restoring power. If the F1E1 code returns after restoring power, replace the main electronic control board.Main control board 
F1E2Motor control board errorUnplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections on the motor control board. Make sure the drive motor connections are secure. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the motor control board.Motor control board 
F2E3Main control board mismatch or main control board failureThe code appears when you install the wrong main control board. Order and install the correct main control board for your washer. If the code appears when you're not replacing the main control board, then the main control board failed. Replace the main control board.Main control board
F3E1Water level pressure switch failureUnplug the washer. Check the wiring between the water level pressure switch and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the water level pressure switch.Water level pressure switch, wire harness
F3E2Temperature sensor failureUnplug the washer and check the wiring going to the water temperature sensor. If the wiring is okay, replace the temperature sensor.Temperature sensor
F4E0Water heater failureUnplug the washer and check the wiring going to the water-heating element. If the wiring is okay, replace the heating element.Heating element
F5E1Door switch failureThis code appears if the control does not detect the door opening after 3 consecutive loads, indicating that the door switch failed. The code also displays when the door switch is open with the door locked. Replace the door lock/switch.Door lock/switch
F5E1Door switch failureThis code appears if the control does not detect the door opening after 3 consecutive loads, indicating that the door switch failed. The code also displays when the door switch is open with the door locked. Replace the door lock/switch.Door lock/switch
F5E2Door lock failureThe door can't lock. Unplug the washer and check the door lock assembly for damage or a loose wiring connection. Clear any debris out of the door lock assembly. Replace the door/lock switch if defective.Door lock/switch
F5E3Door unlock errorThe washer won't unlock. Unplug the washer and check the door lock assembly for damage or a loose wiring connection. Replace the door/lock switch if defective.Door lock/switch
F6E1Communication error between the main control board and motor control boardUnplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the motor control board if defective. If the problem persists, replace the main control board.Motor control board, main control board, wire harness
F6E2 or F6E3Communication error between the main control board and the user interface controlUnplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the user interface control. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the user interface control if defective. Replace the main control board if defective.User interface control, main control board, wire harness
F7E1Motor tachometer failureUnplug the washer and check the wiring between the motor control board and the drive motor. Check the wire harness connection between the motor control board and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace any damaged wire harnesses. If the wiring connections are okay, check to see if the spin basket rotates smoothly. If not, resolve any friction issues in the drive system such as an obstruction caught between the spin basket and tub. If the spin basket rotates smoothly, replace the drive motor. If the problem persists, replace the motor control board.Drive motor, motor control board, wire harness
F7E2Motor or motor control board overheatedOverloading the washer can cause this code to appear. Remove some clothes if you overloaded the washer. Friction in the drive system also overheats the motor or the motor control board. Remove any obstructions between the spin basket and the tub. Replace the tub bearing if it's worn or locked up. Replace the drive motor or motor control board if defective.Drive motor, tub bearing, motor control board
F8E0Steam valve failureCheck the water supply hoses for kinks. Check for a restricted screen in the water valves. Replace the steam valve if defective.Steam valve
F8E1No water detectedMake sure that both water supply valves behind the washer are fully open. In winter, check the fill lines for freezing. Check the drain system for a siphon problem. If the water valve assembly is defective, replace it.Water valve assembly
F8E2Dispenser failureThe dispenser can't move into position. Unplug the washer and check the mechanical linkage on the dispenser housing. Repair or replace any damaged dispenser parts.Dispenser assembly parts
F8E3Overflow conditionUnplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water valve assembly for proper shut-off of water flow. If the water valve assembly is defective, replace it. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water level pressure switch.Water valve assembly, water level pressure switch
F8E4Low water flowThe flow meter detects a long fill time. Make sure that both water supply valves behind the washer are fully open. In winter, check the fill lines for freezing. Check the drain system for a siphon problem. If the water valve assembly is defective, replace it. If water flows normally, replace the flow meter.Water valve assembly, flow meter
F9E1Long drainRemove excess suds; the washer can't drain excessively sudsy water. Check your house drain system for a clog. Check the drain hose for kinks or clogs. Replace the drain pump if defective. If the washer drains properly, replace the water level pressure switch because it isn't accurately detecting the water level.Drain pump, water level pressure switch