Many homeowners count on their clothes dryers on a daily basis as part of their laundry routine. As a result, when a problem develops that prevents a dryer from operating properly, resolving it as quickly as possible is imperative. Several Maytag models are equipped with error codes that make identifying and solving dryer problems quicker and easier. While some codes may indicate that a dryer requires professional service, other issues can be resolved without too much trouble.
The "PF" error code appears in a Maytag dryer's display when the appliance has experienced a power failure. If the dryer is only without power for a short period of time, it may be restarted by holding down the "Start-Pause" button. However, after a lengthy power failure, a new cycle must be started by pressing the "Power-Cancel" button.
An "AF" error code in your Maytag dryer's display indicates that the appliance is suffering from low airflow. In most cases, the airflow is reduced due to a clogged vent or lint screen. In addition, the vent may be kinked or bent so air has difficulty reaching the dryer. The dryer is still operational when this error code is present, and the display may be cleared by pressing any button on the dryer's keypad so the dryer cycle may continue. To prevent the "AF" error code from appearing again, clean your dryer's lint screen after every load. Examine the vents to ensure that there are no dents or kinks and that it has not become clogged with lint and other debris. You may also want to check the dryer's exterior vent exhaust hood for debris. If the "AF" error code continues to appear, your dryer's vent may need to be professionally cleaned.
If an "L2" error code appears in your Maytag dryer's display, a low or no line voltage condition is indicated. Typically, this means that there is an issue with the power supply in your home that is preventing the dryer's heater from fully turning on. Even with this code in the display, your washer will continue to operate. The code may be cleared by pressing any button on the dryer's keypad, and the dryer will continue its cycle. However, if the "L2" error code appears, you should check your home's circuit breaker or fuse box to determine if the breaker needs to be reset or fuses require replacing. Examine the dryer's power cord as well to ensure that it is correctly installed. If the error code continues to appear in your dryer's display, a licensed electrician should be consulted.
When an "F# E#" error appears in your Maytag dryer's display, it is in need of immediate service. Contact an authorized service technician to examine the appliance.
Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.