Maytag Washer Error Codes

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What Do Maytag Washer Error Codes Mean and How to Fix Them?

As one of the most known appliance companies, Maytag has grown with time to offer a range of appliances that have adapted to the changing needs of homeowners. However, with appliances come issues. But with Maytag error codes, you can know where the problem lies. You will notice some odd behaviour when these codes are displayed. Instead of DIY troubleshooting, it is advised that you consider professional help as DIY fixing may sometimes damage our appliance even further.

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If your machine has been showing error codes lately, here are all the codes decoded to help you find the problem

Error CodeDefinitionProblemSolution
rLLoaded DrumYou will notice clothes in the drum of your washer if this error is displayed. You will also notice that your washer stops mid-cycle.
  1. Unplug the washer from the main power.
  2. Remove the clothes from the drum and restart the washer.
  3. Put your washer on a cleaning cycle and press start.
  4. If the problem persists, call the technician as there needs to be a repair in the system.
F01Connection error Central Control Unit And EEPROMIf your washer is stopping mid-cycle, there may be a power interruption causing this. This is because the connection between the CCU and the EEPROM is hindered.
  1. You should turn the machine off from the main breaker.
  2. Wait for 2-3 minutes before you restart the breaker.
  3. Restart a cycle and check if the error code is displayed again.
  4. If the error message persists, call a technician to replace the CCU board and clear this Maytag error code.
F11Problem with the Motor Control UnitThis error code suggests an underlying problem with the Motor Control Unit and voltage regulator. Usually, this leads to an interrupted high-speed spin. You will notice that the door unlocks within 3 minutes.
  1. You can remove this error code by double clicking on the Pause button twice.
  2. If this error code reoccurs every time you set a high-speed spin, you might have to replace the MCU board.
  3. Call technician to install a new MCU board.
F20Problem with the Water InletAs a common Maytag error code, this error occurs especially in old models. The pressure switch will automatically trip off in 6 minutes and the durm would get locked without water.
  1. Ensure that the main water supply is running and the taps are turned on to the fullest.
  2. Make sure that there is no damage in the pipe lines.
  3. Restart the washer and press the Pause/Cancel button twice.
  4. If the code persists, call a technician to replace any damaged elements in the waterway of your washer.
F21Long drain errorProblem: When your washer faces a drainage issue, the machine will stop mid-cycle and you will notice that the door is locked. It will take a while for the washer to drain all the water and the water valves may be turned off.
  1. Make sure that the washer is turned off the power and check if the pump is working normally.
  2. You should also inspect the drain hose and check if it is kinked or damaged.
  3. Ensure that all the wiring that connects the pump is in place and not worn out.
  4. After running these checks and restarting the washer, if the error still persists, call the technician immediately to replace or repair the damaged part. Do not use the washer meanwhile.
F22Problem with the door lockIf there are 6 failed attempts to lock the door, the error will be displayed. It also means that the lock mechanism of your washer is broken.
  1. Disconnect the washer from power and keep it disconnected for 1 minutes.
  2. Make sure that all the nuts and bolts on the lock mechanism are intact.
  3. If the mechanism is intact and the problem still persists, you must call the technician to check the lock system or CCU and replace the broken part.
F23Failure of the heating elementIf this error is displayed, you should check the heating element as it may cause your water to not heat at all.
  1. Make sure that the washer is unplugged and turn it off for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. If the water is still not heating, you might have to replace the heating element. Call a technician to ensure that the element is replaced properly.
F24Water Temperature Sensor IssueIf the water temperature sensor is damaged, this error will be displayed. You will find the water not heating during the wash cycle.
  1. Unplug the washer and keep it disconnected for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Restart the washer and if the error is still on, call a technician to replace the temperature sensor and check if other repairs are needed.
F25Drive motor tachometer errorThe tachometer is responsible for producing analogue voltage for your washer. If this is damaged, you will see this error code and the washer will shut down during a high-spin cycle.
  1. Ensure that the washer is disconnected from power.
  2. Move your washer in a way that the motor of the washer is visible.
  3. Check for any packaging material or external object being stuck to the motor.
  4. If there is no such issue, and the washer shows the error again after restarting, call a technician to repair the wiring or replace the tachometer.
F26Door Switch Damaged

In case this error is displayed, it means that the door was not opened since 3 cycles or that the door is not closed properly.

  1. Check that the door is properly latched on to the machine. You must hear a click.
  2. Reset the washer by pressing the start button.
  3. If the error persists, call a technician for replacement or repair.
F27Overflowing IssueThis error suggests that your drain pump is draining excess water which means that the problem lies in the overflow contact.
  1. Make sure that your washer is unplugged.
  2. Turn off the faucets for cold as well as hot water.
  3. Clear the drain hose in case of any dirt or grime.
  4. Check if the drain pipe is damaged.
  5. Ensure that there is no residue in the pump filter.
  6. Restart the washer once this is done.
  7. If the problem persists, call a technician to repair the overflow contact or the pressure switch of your washer.
F28Interrupted Serial CommunicationThis is a commonly displayed Maytag error code and occurs when the serial communication between the MCU and the CCU is interrupted. In this case, your washer will not respond to any commands.
  1. Unplug your washer for 1 minute.
  2. Resart your washer to new cycle.
  3. If the problem persists, call a technician to replace the MCU or CCU board of your washer.
F29Issues with unlocking the doorThis error suggests an underlying issue with your door mechanism. You will notice that the door of your washer is not locking properly.
  1. Make sure that no dirt from the previous cycle is stuck to the door or no sock or small piece of cloth is stuck to the latch of the door.
  2. Once this is done, keep your washer unplugged for 1 minute and restart the cycle.Keep the washer unplugged for 1 minute.
  3. If you restart the washer after 1 minute and the problem still persists, call a technician to repair the door switch mechanism.
F30Dispenser system problemsThis error suggests that the dispenser motor is placed incorrectly or has started malfunctioning.
  1. To clear this error, keep the washer unplugged from power for about 1 minute.
  2. Plug it back in and click on the start button to restart the cycle.
  3. The error code should be cleared but if it persists, call a technician to replace the dispenser motor of your washer.
F31Motor Control Unit DisruptedThis error suggests that your MCU was disrupted. You will find that your washer is shutting down automatically and the washer is overheating.
  1. Unplug the washer from the main switch and make sure that it is not in close proximity with other heating devices like a furnace.
  2. To cool down your washer, keep it unplugged for at least 15-20 minutes.
  3. Restart the washer and if the code is still displayed, call a technician for proper diagnosis and repair of the problem.
F33Problem with Pump Drive SystemIf your washer detects a problem with your pump system, you will notice the water leaking out of the system. This error suggests that there is a problem in the connection between the pump and the CCU.If you notice your machine having this error, you must call a technician right away as there needs to be a replacement of your CCU or the pump wiring.
At Alpha Tech Applianciance, we know how to tackle every type of Maytag washer problem. Our technicians are experienced in diagnosing the problem and swiftly fixing it. If you need quick assistance, call us and we will have the best hands in the business repairing your machine. Call now!