Maytag washer error codes


The error code systems that come with Maytag washers make it easier to identify and fix problems with the appliance. Following are a few typical Maytag washer trouble codes and their explanations:

Maytag washer error codes

Here are some of the most common Maytag washer error codes:

  • SUD or SD: Too many suds. This can be caused by using too much detergent, not using a high-efficiency (HE) detergent, or a buildup of detergent residue in the washer.
  • LF, Lo FL, or F8 E1: The washer is not filling fast enough. This can be caused by a blocked inlet hose, a faulty water inlet valve, or a problem with the water supply.
  • UE or UE2: The washer is unbalanced. This can be caused by overloading the washer, unevenly distributed laundry, or a damaged tub bearing.
  • IE or IE2: The washer is not spinning. This can be caused by a faulty motor, a problem with the drive belt, or a blockage in the drain hose.
  • PE or PE2: The washer has detected a leak. This can be caused by a faulty water inlet valve, a damaged tub seal, or a leak in the drain hose.

If you see one of these error codes on your Maytag washer, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check the water supply to make sure it is turned on and the faucets are turned all the way open.
  • Check the inlet hoses for leaks or blockages.
  • Inspect the laundry for any large or heavy items that could be causing the washer to be unbalanced.
  • Run the washer on a “Spin Only” cycle to see if the motor is working properly.
  • If you have tried all of these steps and the error code is still appearing, you may need to call a qualified technician for further assistance.
Error Code Description
SUD or SD Too many suds
LF, Lo FL, or F8 E1 Washer is not filling fast enough
UE or UE2 Washer is unbalanced
IE or IE2 Washer is not spinning
PE or PE2 Washer has detected a leak
F0 E1 or rL Lid switch error
F0 E2 or Sd Suds error
F0 E5 or ob Over-balance error
F1 E1 Lid switch error
F1 E2 Motor error
F3 E1 Water inlet valve error
F3 E2 Drain pump error
F3 E5 Water level sensor error
F3 E6 Motor error
F4 E1 Water inlet valve error
F4 E4 Drain pump error
F5 E1 Door switch error
F5 E2 Water level sensor error
F5 E3 Motor error
F5 E4 or dr Door switch error
F6 E1 Motor error
F6 E2 Drain pump error
F6 E3 Water level sensor error
F7 E2 Motor error
FH Hot water thermistor error
Int. LoC or LC Internal lock error
PF Power failure error

Error Codes in my Maytag Front Load Washer

Error Codes LOC or LC

 Cause:  Control Lock has been activated

Possible Solution: Touch the Control Lock button, or (on older models) determine which button activates the control lock from your Owner’s Manual. Some models require you to press and hold the button.

Error Codes dET

 Cause: The detergent cartridge was not detected in the dispenser.

Possible Solution: This is on select models. If you are using single-load doses of detergent, ignore this message.

Ensure the dispenser cartridge is inserted correctly and the dispenser drawer is shut completely.

Error Codes Int

 Cause: The cycle was paused or canceled.

Possible Solution: The washer may take 20 to 30 minutes to stop spinning and drain and will display this error code during that time.

To remove the code, press the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once. If the code is still displayed, unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.

Error Codes rL or F34

 Cause: Items were detected in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle.

Remove items from the drum and restart the Clean Washer cycle.

Error Codes Sud or Sd

Cause: There are too many suds in the washing machine.

Possible Solution: The washer will not be able to spin out water with the excess suds. When “Sud” or “Sd” is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds. During this time, the washer pauses the tumbling and adds water for additional rinsing. This pause allows the bubbles in the suds to break. This pause and rinsing are necessary and may occur several times to eliminate the suds.

Make sure you are using HE or High-Efficiency detergent.

If you used “no splash” or “easy pour” liquid chlorine bleach, you could also have too many suds. This type of liquid chlorine bleach contains a thickening agent that may create excess suds in washers. If this is the case, run the washer with regular liquid bleach products.

The Sud or Sd code may also be the result of a restricted drain hose or standpipe (drainpipe). Make sure that the drain hose is not kinked or clogged.

Error Codes F5 E2

 Cause: The door is not locking properly.

Check that there are no items blocking the door and it is closing completely. Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Codes F7 E1

 Cause: Indicates a motor speed sensing error,

The motor can not achieve the correct speed for the cycle selection. Check that:

All the shipping bolts have been removed
The washer has not been overloaded

Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Codes F8 E1 or LO FL

 Cause: The washer is sensing a low flow of water.

Possible Solution:
The household water supply is turned on and both the cold and the hot water faucets or valves are fully open.
The water inlet hoses are not kinked
There are no anti-flood hoses and controls in the water line connected to the washer

Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Code F8 E2

 Cause: Indicates there is a problem with the Dispenser System

Possible Solution: This is on select models. Verify detergent drawer or detergent cartridge is not clogged with detergent.

Error Code F9 E1

 Cause: Indicates that drain times are longer than expected, typically over eight (8) minutes.

Possible Solution: Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose. The standpipe (drainpipe) height requirements are 96″ (244 cm) maximum and 39″ (99 cm) minimum.

Excessive suds may also cause delays in draining. Make sure you are using HE detergent.

Other Error Code F# E#

 Cause: Indicates other error

Possible Solution: Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute and reconnect it again. Reselect the cycle and press Start.


If none of these solutions work, Contact Us or Schedule Service Online.

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