Maytag Washer Error Codes: What Do They Mean?

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Maytag is a very well-known appliance brand renowned for its durability and trustworthy appliances. That being said, it doesn’t mean that your Maytag washer won’t run into any issues down the road. Thankfully, Maytag washer error codes exist, making it easy to figure out what the issue is when a problem occurs. 

While all of the washer codes are listed in your owner manual for your washer, we have compiled a list of the most common error codes and issues, what they mean, and how to troubleshoot them. 

The following Maytag washer models are covered in this guide:

A101

A102

A102S

A103

A103S

A104

LAT9416AAE

MAH3000AWW

MAH4000AWW

MAH5500BWW

MAH8700AWW

MAV6200AWW

MAV7600AWW

MHWE200XW00

MVWC300VW1

MVWC415EW2

MVWC6ESWW1

MVWX655DW1

PAV2200AWW

PAV2300AWW

PAVT234AWW

Error codes for both front and top-loader Maytag washers 

SUD OR SD (can also appear as 5UD or 5D)

This error code indicates there are too many soap suds in your washer. 

When your Maytag washer detects there is an excess of soap suds, it will display a SUD or SD error code. If you notice this immediately, you should wait a few minutes as your washer can sometimes fix this issue on its own. If it is still displayed after ten minutes, you will need to step in and fix it yourself. 

You should check that you are using the correct washing powder for your machine type and using high-efficiency (HE) detergent if your washer requires it. You can also check in the detergent compartment if there is a buildup. If there is, it will need to be manually cleaned out. 

Maytag washer front-loader error codes

DET or DET

This error code indicates that the detergent cartridge is not detected. 

If your Maytag washer uses detergent cartridges, this error can be displayed if you have forgotten to put a cartridge in the dispenser, if it is not inserted correctly, or if the dispenser is not shut correctly. 

Double check these things and then try again. 

F5 E2

This error code indicates the door is not locking correctly. 

Inspect the door lock for any damage and ensure it is able to close correctly. If your door lock is damaged, it will need to be replaced. 

You can also press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear this error code. 

F7 E1

This error code indicates a motor speed sensing error. 

This is common when you are washing large items like towels or sheets. It can be resolved by ensuring the load is balanced in the drum or removing some items. 

You can also press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear this error code. 

F8 E1 or LO FL

This error code indicates low water flow. It is displayed when your washer is not getting enough water. 

Check that all of the taps supplying water are turned all the way on and that there are no clogs. 

You can also press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to try and clear this error code. 

F8 E2

This error code indicates a problem with the dispenser system. 

This is a common issue if too much detergent is being used. You will need to clean the detergent drawer and regularly check for any detergent residue to stop this error from occurring. 

F9 E1

This error code indicates the drain times are longer than expected. 

Your washer should only take around eight minutes to drain. If it is taking longer than the expected time, your washer will display this error code to alert you. 

You will need to check there are no blockages or kinks in the drain hose. You may need a repair technician to diagnose and fix the problem.

INT

This error code indicates the cycle has been paused or canceled. 

Your washer can take up to 30 minutes to stop spinning and drain after this error code has been displayed. If the error does not clear itself, press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once. 

LOC or LC

This error code indicates the control lock is on. 

If the control lock is on, your washer may not be able to change cycles or start. You will need to disable the control lock to solve the problem. 

RL or F34

​​This error code indicates items have been detected in the washer drum during a cleaning cycle. 

You will need to remove any items in the washer drum to clear the error code.

Maytag washer top-loader error codes

DRN

This error code indicates the washer is not draining correctly. 

You should check the drain hose is not clogged and has no kinks. If this is clear, there may be an issue with the drain pump. 

LDL

This error code indicates the washer lid is not locking. 

Inspect the lid lock and ensure there are no damages and it is not blocked. If it is damaged, it will need to be replaced. 

LF, LO FL, or F8 E1

These error codes indicate the washer is not filling up fast enough. 

Ensure that the water supply to the washer is turned all the way on and that the water inlet valve is not clogged. 

LID

This error code indicates the washer lid is not closed. 

Ensure the washer lid is closed correctly. If the error is not clear, it may indicate the lid assembly or lid switch needs to be replaced.

OFB

This error code indicates the washer is unbalanced. 

The washer will pause the cycle and try to clear the error itself by rebalancing the load. You can assist by manually rebalancing the load yourself or removing items. 

OL

This error code indicates the washer is overloaded. 

When the washer detects it is overloaded, it will initiate a drain cycle. You may need to remove some items and begin the cycle again from the start.

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