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There is an over-current detected from the motor. It happens when the motor is overloaded, the tub bearing is restricted, the rotor itself is stuck or the motor winding has short circuits.

Remove the rear panel to access then pull the drive belt while turning the drive pulley to remove it. Once the belt is off, turn the drive pulley and the motor pulley to check if there's any restriction found. The pulleys can be turned freely when there's no any restriction.

Check the resistance of the motor windings to verify an open or short circuit condition. Set the meter to the lowest multiplier setting for accurate reading. The test can be done on the motor harness connector connected to the control board connector C9. Measure the resistance between the terminals of the motor harness connector and you should a nominal resistance of approximately 3 ohms on each phase. Other than that, recheck resistance directly at the motor terminals to verify the continuity of the motor harness. Replace the harness if there's a huge disparity in the reading. Replace the motor is the windings turn out shorted or open.

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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Oct 02, 2010


If the clutch fails the first thing noticed is a UC or DC error displayed and there is no drain or spin.

If you are seeing the above error and having a problem with spin and drain then the most likely cause of this is the clutch. The clutch fails to lock down the spinners and the basket is unable to go into spin and without a 90 RPM there is no drain.

Replace the clutch.

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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 27, 2010


This indicates that the pressure switch or also called the analog pressure sensor has failed. First you will need to remove the top lid. Usually 2 or 3 screws on the back and the top comes right off. The pressure switch has a clear hose and a clump of wires going to it. Then unplug the hose and blow thru it it should be clear. Check the hose for leaks or obstructions. Also in the back of the washer on the left hand side is a air dome this is where it gets it pressure reading from, make sure it is not obstructed. If all is clear the pressure switch will need to be replaced. For help accessing the pressure switch try this link http://appliancehelponline.com/washerpressureswitch.html also if you need diagrams or illustrations of your particular model.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010


Hi, "F21" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. This LINK explains.

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.
If you need to open the door but it remains locked, you can first attempt to unplug the washer for at least 30 minutes in an attempt to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). If the door remains locked, you can use the manual release to unlock and open the door. The LINK explains how.

NOTE: The Maytag Epic is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these procedures will apply to your washer.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010


Hi,

When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

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heatman101

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 01, 2010


that is not a problem i have assisted many people with this problem. Follow the steps below and that should solve the problem unless for some reason something is broken, which i doubt.
Unplug the machine and remove the three screws under the front bottom panel. Slowly unscrew the white (approx 2.5") plastic filter (on the right side). Have a thick garbage bag handy to catch the water and get ready for a bit of a stench. Approx 2 gallons of liquid comes out. Pull the plastic filter out, shake it in the garbage (make sure there is no jewelry in it), wash it, put it back. start the washer. If you need further assistance please let me know. If this assisted you please feel free to rate the solution Thanks, Midwest-tek

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


you probably have a coin stuck in the water pump...i had the same thing happen to me last year...5 min fix...cost me $75 service call...i know better now...easy fix ...

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


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heatman101

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


Door stuck, inop., or no power to servo.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Error code F/H means no water was detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected. If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed. It can also happen if the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash. You’ll need to Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010


hello,

what this error code indicate means that there have been an over flow of water from the drum over to the panel or the wire .

what you will have to do to fix up this problem from the screen is to unscrew the screws with screw driver care then trace the wire ,that is the power supply down to the panel and also to the screen clean up all forms of liquid around the wires and also the panel carefully . then couple it back with care to is position with this the problem is solve.

thank you.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010


check your drain pump and hose for any thing that might be blocking or restricting the flow of water or the operation of the drain pump.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jul 27, 2010


Check the lid switch first, if that is not the problem, check timer control board and motor control unit.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


Hi,

F20 indicates a water inlet problem (no water or insufficient water supply) in your washer. To resolve this issue check your washer inlets, maybe the water valves are off or you don't have enough water pressure.


Thank you!!

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 29, 2010


Hi,

F21 indicates a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. In most cases, this means you probably have a clog in the drain pump.
You may have something getting caught in the pump impeller and slowing it down. Or, you may have something clogging the drain lines. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.
If this solution doesn't solve your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump.The error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.


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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 24, 2010


Chances are you just put too much detergent in, or maybe the wrong detergent - make sure you're using the HE detergent.

These codes and more details are printed on the service technician diagnostic manual that is affixed to the inside of the washer's front panel.

Unplug your washer, and unscrew the three 1/4" socket screws at the bottom of the washer. The manual should be taped to the back of the panel, and the code and some recommended procedures will be right inside.

The error you have displayed is actually "SD", which is a SUDS detect error. This usually an indication of a restriction somewhere in the drainage system, a failed drain pump, you are using too much detergent, or you are using the wrong type of detergent. The following link explains the error in more detail and how to correct:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608687-sud_error

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code can be generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010


Check whether the power plug of machine is good, connections, fuse, main wire, etc. All good, then try below:

Plug off the wall socket. Open up the machine. Remove, reseat and reconnect every connector at least 3 times. Remove the motor control board, spray it down with electronic cleaner along with all connections by disconnecting them, spraying them down. Disconnect and connect a few times to ensure good contact.. This normally works.

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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured front loader (such, Whirlpool Duet, Kenmore Elite, or Maytag Epic), and the washer halted during the wash cycle, the first step in troubleshooting this problem should be to UNPLUG the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes. This will reset the Central Control Unit (CCU) and often correct momentary glitches in the operation program. If the problem(s) persist, "F21" is a Long Drain error code. This is usually an indication that you may have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. Most commonly, this is an indication something is lodged in the drain pump or the inlet line running from the wash tub to the pump. There is a white screw off cap on the drain pump that you can remove to inspect the pump impeller and clean. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608588-f21_error_code

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris and small articles of clothing such as socks or under garments can become lodged in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: A "SUD" error code can also often occur in conjunction with the "F21" error code. This is due to air being detected in the drainage system, which can occur if the pump is not running, or if you have an obstruction BEFORE the pump. You need to remove the inlet hose from the pump to ensure it is also not blocked. Correct your drainage system fault, and the SUD error (if displayed) should go away.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced. If the pump requires replacement, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

These are very simple repairs that you can perform yourself without the assistance of a repairman.

If the washer door remains locked and you still cannot open it, there is a manual release you can use to retrieve items left in the wash tub. The following link explains: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576511-door_jam_on_kenmore_elite_and_whirlpool_ If the wash tub is full of water, you may want to use a wet/dry shop vac to pull a vacuum on the drain line and drain the wash tub. This will minimize any potential mess you may have to clean up. NOTE: The error codes are not listed in the owner's manual. For an explanation of all the error codes, each one of these washers comes with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it to troubleshoot this error code.
Read through the information provided and if you have questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 16, 2010


"F02" is a Long Drain error. This is usually an indication of an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system, or a failed drain pump. In most cases, the drain pump reservoir needs to be cleaned out. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

If you check the drain pump reservoir and the problem still persists, you may have a pump with a damaged motor/impeller, or something lodged in one of the drain lines. In particular, the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump.

I recommend you remove the inlet hose, as well, and inspect for clogs. In is common for small garments to become lodged in this area and restrict water flow to the drain pump. Check the output drain line for obstructions as well.

It does not take much to damage these small drain pumps. The error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. So...if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may still experience the drain error. In this case, you will have to replace the pump in order to get the error to clear. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

Replacements parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.


NOTE: For an explanation of all the error codes, each one of these appliances come with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front fett of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it to troubleshoot this error code.

Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any further questions. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: If this is a Maytag Epic series washer, it is manufactured by Whirlpool and these instructions will apply.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 10, 2010

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