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Maytag washer overfill

I have a top loading maytag model lat8426aae, which has started overfilling. what is the potential cause and fix?

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Hole in pressure hose or bad pressure switch. Please contact me if you need further help and leave feedback. Thanks for letting me help you!

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Washer overfills


Overfill is cause mainly by pressure switch, check the pressure switch by measuring the connectivity of the switch when blowing to the hose tube (for old models top load only). For newer models the switch is an electronic part and normally can not test it.

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Washer overfills & excess comes out from underneath


what is your model number then we can get started then okay

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WATER LEAKING FROM TOP WHEN START SPINNING,MY WASHER IS MAV 7600AWW,I CHANGED THE SEAL AND STIL LEAKING


Does this happen on any water level setting, or just on full load? If the machine is overfilling, the centrifugal force at the start of the spin cycle will throw the water up the sides high enough to overflow the top of the tub.

If the machine is overfilling just a little as I suggest, then the water level switch may be out of calibration or the water level hose may be partially clogged at the tub end. A quick fix in the latter case would be to disconnect the hose from the level switch and blow compressed air through it - it's a lot easier to get into the control panel than the side of the tub. A leaky hose would have a similar effect.

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The washer is loaded, the lights are on but after I hit start the machine makes a grinding sound and then displays FL, but does not start the cycle.


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition: FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

The problem on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.


There is a backup valve or flap in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code.

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Dec 27, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH6500A Front Load Washer

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Fl error on washer


Hello there :
I am hoping that i am reading this right it looks like you said a fl error right and if so please read this whole solution that i have provided below

FL Flood Condition FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
If this condition continues have the machines water level switch replaced or repaired
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Feb 11, 2010 | Maytag MAH6700AWW Neptune Front-Load...

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The washer will flash the code FL what dose this mean??? thanks for the help model 21062


fl flashes if any overfill condition occurs.this condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip.the control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for fl to be displayed.with an overfill condition ,the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out.the pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on 30 seconds off untill the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.press stop/cancel to clear the display.

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Maytag MAH5500B, FL code and door locked.


Check your drain and the drain line all the way to the pump. Here is some info on the F1 code.
FL" flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for "FL" to be displayed
With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Feb 14, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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I have a whrilpool calypso washer flashing the fl code


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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Maytag washer model # LAT8714A over fills


An overfill caused by a failed valve will occur even if the machine is unplugged. Trace amounts of debris from your plumbing etc or even a deterioration of valve parts themselves can cause it to pass water while off. This can be as slow as a drip but given time it will overflow. Water level switches are by necessity highly reliable parts and when they do fail they usually "fail safe" in other words not allow any current to the water valve. Overfills that are not due to a bad water inlet valve are usually traceable to a pinched, plugged or disconnected air hose. The location of the switch varies. Sometimes it's right behind the water level knob. On others like front loaders it's inside the machine, usually above the tub and at the end of a length of clear plastic tubing.

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