Over the course of their life, most washers experience problems that prevent them from operating properly. For homeowners trying to repair their washers, determining what the issue is can be half the challenge. To make troubleshooting easier, some Maytag top-loading washers are equipped with error codes that appear in their display to alert users to a precise problem. If you own a Maytag washer with this feature, familiarizing yourself with these codes may save time when a problem occurs.
When an F-type error code appears in the washer's display, it is followed by a specific number that indicates a particular system error. Typically, pressing the POWER/CANCEL button will clear the code. To restart the washer, press the START/PAUSE button. If the F## code appears again, note the number that appears and call the Maytag service center for assistance.
The "dL" error code appears when an item inside the washer prevents the lid from locking properly. Open the washer and readjust any items that may be hitting the lid. The error code should go away once you properly close the lid.
When the "lid" error code appears, it indicates that the washer's lid has not been closed. Closing the lid usually clears the error code from the display.
When items are placed on the washer's lid that prevents it from unlocking, the "dU" error code appears. Removing the item from the top of the washer's lid usually clears the error.
If the "oL" error code appears, the washer has been filled with a load that is too large for its capacity, causing it to drain. Remove some items from the washer and add more detergent since the previous amount will have drained with the water. Close the washer and press the START/PAUSE button to restart the cycle.
The" uL" error code appears if the washer's load is unbalanced. When the washer detects an unbalanced load, it begins a load-balance correction routine. In most cases, you can simply leave the washer alone and it will run through its cycle. However, if you see the washer stopped and the dial flashing, you must redistribute the load yourself. Afterward, close the washer and push the START/PAUSE button to restart the washer.
The "LF" error code indicates that the washer is taking longer than normal to fill. Examine the drain hose to ensure its proper installation, connected tightly to the drainpipe. Remove any tape placed over the drain's opening and push the START/PAUSE button to restart the washer.
When the "Ld" error code appears, the washer is taking longer than normal to drain. As with the "LF" code, examine the drain hose to ensure that it is properly installed. In some cases, it may be necessary to lower the drain hose so it is no more than 96 inches above the floor. Check the drain hose for clogs and remove any obstructions if necessary. Press the START/PAUSE to restart the washer.
The "Sd" error code indicates that the washer has filled with excessive suds and will begin to run a routine to reduce the suds. Check that you have used the recommended type and amount of detergent found in the washer's user manual. In most cases with the suds reduction routine, you can simply allow the washer to continue. If you see that the dial is flashing, however, reset the washer to a cycle that utilizes cold water and push the START/PAUSE button to restart the appliance. You should not add detergent.
If the "HC" error code appears in your washer's display, it indicates that the hot and cold water inlet hoses have been installed incorrectly so the hot water hose is connected to the cold water inlet and the cold water hose has been connected to the hot water inlet. After the washer is turned off, switch the hoses so they are correctly connected.