Maytag compact front-load washer error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Maytag compact front-load washer. For DIY repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for washing machines, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your washer.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
A09 or F01

No water detected

Check/Repair

Make sure 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.

Possible parts
Water valve assembly
A10 or F03

Long drain

Check/Repair

Remove 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.

Possible parts
Drain pump, water level pressure switch
F02

Overflow condition

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water valve assembly for proper water shut-off. 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.

Possible parts
Water valve assembly, water level pressure switch
F05

Temperature sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and check the wire harness between the water temperature sensor and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the temperature sensor.

Possible parts
Temperature sensor, wire harness
F06

Motor tachometer failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the drive motor. Check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. If the wiring connections are okay, check to see if the spin basket rotates smoothly. If not, remove any obstruction between the spin basket and tub. If the spin basket rotates smoothly, replace the drive motor. If the problem continues, replace the motor control board.

Possible parts
Drive motor, motor control board, wire harness
F07

Motor can't reach correct speed

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the drive motor. Check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor. If the problem continues, replace the motor control board.

Possible parts
Drive motor, motor control board, wire harness
F13

Door lock failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and clear any debris out of the catch on the door lock assembly. Replace the door lock assembly if damaged. If the assembly isn't damaged, check the wire harness connections between the door lock assembly and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged.

Possible parts
Door lock assembly, wire harness
F14

Main electronic control board EEPROM error

Check/Repair

The Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) on the main electronic control board is corrupted. Unplug the washer for 5 minutes, restore power and see if the code clears. If not, the replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board
F21

Communication error between the main electronic control board and the motor control board

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections on the main electronic control board, motor control board and drive motor. Reconnect any loose wires and replace any damaged wire harnesses. If there are no wire connection problems, replace the motor control board. If the problem continues, replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board, motor control board, wiring harness
F22

Load detected during the washer cleaning cycle

Check/Repair

Remove clothes from the washer. The washer must be empty when running a washer cleaning cycle.

Possible parts
F23

Water level pressure switch failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness between the water level pressure switch and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the water level pressure switch.

Possible parts
Water level pressure switch, wire harness
F24

Overflow condition

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water valve assembly for proper water shut-off. If the water inlet valve assembly allows water flow with the washer unplugged, replace the water inlet valve assembly because it's defective. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water level pressure switch.

Possible parts
Water inlet valve assembly, water level pressure switch
F26

Drain pump drive system error

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections between the drain pump and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the main electronic control board because it detects an internal error in the electronic circuit that controls the drain pump.

Possible parts
Wire harness, main electronic control board
F27 or F28

Motor control board error

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections on the motor control board, drive motor and main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. Replace the motor control board if you don't find any wiring problems.

Possible parts
Motor control board, wire harness
F29

Door switch failure

Check/Repair

This code appears if the main electronic control board does not detect the door opening after 3 consecutive loads, indicating that the door switch may have failed. If you've started a cycle several times without opening the door, open the door to clear this code. The code also displays when the door switch is open with the door locked. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the door switch and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the door switch.

Possible parts
Door switch, wire harness
F30

Door lock or door switch failure

Check/Repair

The control detects that the door switch is open with the door locked. Push the door in and check to make sure it's completely closed. If the door is closing completely and the error occurs, replace the door switch. If the problem continues, replace the door lock assembly.

Possible parts
Door switch, door lock assembly
Fod

Excessive suds

Check/Repair

If you see excessive suds in the washer, you're likely using too much high-efficiency (HE) detergent. Remove the wet clothes from the washer and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the tub to dissipate the excessive suds. Restart the washer on a normal cycle without adding any additional detergent. After the cycle ends, run the clean washer cycle with bleach added to rinse out suds residue from the washer tub. Reduce the amount of high-efficiency (HE) detergent that you use to avoid excessive suds.

Possible parts
(HE) detergent

Symptoms common to all washers

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Main causes: worn agitator dogs, bad clutch, broken motor coupler, shifter assembly failure, broken door lock, suspension component failure
Main causes: no water supply, bad water valves, water-level pressure switch failure, control system failure, bad door lock or lid switch
Main causes: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control board or timer
Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board
Main causes: water heater failure, bad water temperature switch, faulty control board, bad water valve, faulty water temperature sensor
Main causes: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve assembly
Main causes: unbalanced load, loose spanner nut, worn drive block, broken shock absorber or suspension spring, debris in drain pump
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interface board
Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system

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