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Maytag MAH5500B - shows Lr on screen and stops

After couple of minutes of starting the wash cycle it shows Lr on display and stops. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Maytag MAH5500B - shows Lr on screen and stops

Shy, Lr is the error for a locked rotor. The machine is trying to run the motor but is unable. Usually this the motor control board that is at fault. The first thing to do is make sure the belt is on. After that some tests are have to be made to determine what is going on. Im going to lay out some instructions in case you want to get into this thing. You will have to remove the door by removing the screws holding the hinges on. Same thing for the spacers on the other side. Lift up and remove the door. Pull the front panel forward and lift off. Once the panel is off, set the door back on and close it. Unplug the washer. On the motor control board, bottom right, pull the JP4 harness connector from the board. Plug the washer back in and make sure the door is closed. Press delicates and heavy soil 3 seconds to activate the service mode. Now press the rinse key. Make sure the door is locked by pressing the max extract key. Now press the stain cycle to start motor control test. The motor should run rotating the drum at 50rpms. If the motor doesn't run, check for voltage at the 3 wire harness, MN4, should be 120V. If you don't have the voltage, problem is in the main board. If you have that voltage, then the problem lies either in the motor control, or motor itslelf. On the motor harness, 7 pin connector on the board (middle). Between the brown, white and black wires should all read 6 to 7.5 ohms. Between the 2 grays 150 to 195 ohms. If that checks, then it's the board. If it doesn't check, it's the motor. Ohm checks should be done with the power off. Catriver.

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Re: Maytag MAH5500B - shows Lr on screen and stops

Throw the machine out and buy a new one that does not say Maytag on it! That's what i just did.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

Re: Maytag MAH5500B - shows Lr on screen and stops

If the motor doesn't run, I suggest to check the 10A fuse (locate closed to the JP4 connector) first.

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Re: Maytag MAH5500B - shows Lr on screen and stops

I looking at my washer this is what i have found. The controller has burned out fuse and i also saw one of the resistors below the fuse on the lower part of the board a brown to blacked out spot. Looks like this resistor blew also. There was a smell that was noticed when the Lr code appeared on the panel. I guess the controller board will have to be replaced. Anyone know where i can get this board and should i change it my self, would it save on the cost of labor and would it be easy to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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It said Lr on screen and stops

LR = Locked Rotor on the motor. Many things can cause this. Please contact me, with more details willing to help all I can.

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If you get the FL how do you get the door to open??

  1. Your Maytag Neptune washing machine displays error codes, also called "help codes," to identify specific problems with your washer. Once you close your Maytag Neptune's door, the machine locks the door, goes through the selected wash cycles and unlocks the door when the laundry is finished. Error codes appear when there are problems with the door, the inflow and drainage of water and the motor.
  2. Do
  3. Your Maytag Neptune washer displays the "do" help code when the washing machine is trying to start a cycle, but the door is open or not locked properly. If this message is displayed, close the door securely and restart the washing cycle.
  4. FL
  5. The "FL" code indicates that the washing machine was unable to lock the door after you closed it. Open and close the door tightly, then restart the washing cycle.
  6. Sd
  7. The "Sd" code indicates that you have added too much detergent to the washing machine and your laundry has too many suds. The machine will stop displaying this code if it has successfully run the suds recovery cycle, which removes the excess suds from the wash load. If the code remains, reduce the amount of detergent in the load. Use less detergent for similar loads of laundry in the future.
  8. PF
  9. The "PF" code indicates that a power failure has occurred. Restart the wash cycle. If the code still appears, check that the washing machine is still plugged in to the electrical outlet.
  10. Nd
  11. The "nd" code indicates that your Maytag Neptune is not draining as it should. Check that the drain hose isn't kinked and that the stand pipe isn't clogged. If you find either of these problems, fix them before restarting the washing cycle.
  12. LO
  13. The "LO" code appears when the washing machine has finished the selected wash cycle, but cannot unlock the door. Verify that the door is closed properly, push the "Off" button, and wait two minutes. The door should unlock and the error code will disappear. If the error code remains, unplug the washing machine, wait two minutes and plug it back into the electrical outlet.
  14. Lr
  15. The "Lr" code indicates that the washing machine's motor is not running as it should. Have your Maytag Neptune washing machine serviced by a certified Maytag repair professional.

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This is your control board that is going out on this washer. It is simple to repair and you can save a lot of money by making the repair on your own.

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