Question about Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Maytag Epic not draining, checked hosees all clear drain pump was checked and it works. Any other suggestions?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem a couple months ago---i couldnt figure out why it wasnt draining. It kept saying "F-21"...well i called a "expert" and all it was was the lent trap inside needed cleaning....which isnt in the manual.....it is located in the back---truthfully im not sure where.....you have to remove a bolt and some screws and pull off the back and then clean it......hopefully some of this helped you...

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 99 Answers

This is joyce:
ok I did some research for you and this is what I found first of all does the light on the spin cycle come on while you have it in spin cycle? it is either one or 2 things, well maybe 3 but we hope not the 3rd, 1st lets try the very simple step, the door, the lock switch which goes out on a lot of washers. replace that or if it's not that you will have to replace the machine control board and the third is the wiring harness. but first you will have to siphion the water out of the machine you will have to do that from the back of the machine. go to your manuel or online to maytag epic manuel and download one and it will show you how to do it. get water out. unplug the machine first.... plug back up hopefully the door will open now.if not you will have to call a technician to help.
I hope I have been some help
joyce

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Epic mfw9800tq0 will not drain completely


It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged. Now remove the drain hose clamps and remove the drain pump/valve, clean the drain pump/valve, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power to see if this works and can be simulated. When refitting, the hose must be tightened properly. If the pump/valve does not work even with power then it must be replaced. If there is intermittent power to the drain valve/pump then the program controller unit is a suspect.

Cleaning a pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjKi50YBpI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Finally the washer must be placed with a tilt- use a spirit level- so that all water will drain to the outlet port and thereby there is no residual water remaining.

Replacing the pump on a Bosch machine, please check this link for tips:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1373/how-to-replace-the-pump-on-a-washing-machine-.html

Jan 21, 2013 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

It does not drain


It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged. Now remove the drain hose clamps and remove the drain pump/valve, clean the drain pump/valve, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power to see if this works and can be simulated. When refitting, the hose must be tightened properly. If the pump/valve does not work even with power then it must be replaced. If there is intermittent power to the drain valve/pump then the program controller unit is a suspect.

Cleaning a pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjKi50YBpI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Finally the washer must be placed with a tilt- use a spirit level- so that all water will drain to the outlet port and thereby there is no residual water remaining.

Replacing the pump on a Bosch machine, please check this link for tips:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1373/how-to-replace-the-pump-on-a-washing-machine-.html

Jan 21, 2013 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My maytag epic z is flashing sd and isn't


please remember we are not in your home to do the repair or test our self and cant always be 100% and can always overlook something / thanks

he needs to remove the pump from the bottom of the washer. what ever is causing this is in or around the pump. this can be done by tilting the machine to the rear. there are 2 clamps he can remove and remove the pump. check in the hoses and the pump itself.

Your code Sd is most likely related to 'slow drain', which can be the pump in the machine or the drain behind it. Check to be sure the drain is clearing quickly enough and if so, have the pump on the washer checked or remove from washer and clean it out. In the meantime, if you hit cancel and let it sit a bit then hit start, it should take right off and finish the cycle. Hope this helps!

Oct 17, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

No I have a code 5d what does that mean on A Epic Z front washer


Hi

Error code SD/5d means LONG DRAIN. This error appears when the drain time exceeds 8 minutes and the water valves turn off. After 4 minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, and then 4 minutes later the F21 error code will be displayed. Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display. Please Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked. If the drain hose if fine then unplug the washer and check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects. To access the drain pump and filter remove the front kick panel and trace the drain hose to the bottom of the washer, drain pump would be located there. If you are not able to access it, then replace the back panel as well. Plug in washer or reconnect power. If the issue is still not resolved then you would need to replace the drain pump. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Aug 03, 2011 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

2 Answers

MAYTAG FRONT LOADER WASHER WILL NOT COMPLETE A CYCLE AND SAYS F AND 02


F02 is fault code for DRAIN, the pump may be blocked or the drain hose blocked or kinked. Most washers have an access plug behind the lower front panel of the machine which you can open and check for blockage of the pump.

Jan 13, 2011 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Clogged drain cleared, still won't drain


You may have something lodged in to the right side of the filter housing that is still blocking the pump. If the pump is warm, that is an indicator that it is at least trying to run (power is going to it).
I usually pull out the front pump mounting screw to pull the pump forward before removing the trap assembly so that I can put a cake pan under it. I also grasp the large hose in the back of the pump that comes from the tub so that I can "meter out" the water flow to avoid a flood.
There is no re-set that has to be done.
Try removing the entire pump once you get all the water out and you may find something caught in the pump impellar.
Good Luck!

Jun 14, 2010 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Filter clogged


If this is a Maytag Epic, you are referring to the drain pump reservoir. The following link explains how to access and clean the drain pump:

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

Make sure you also check the hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump. Small articles of clothing can become lodged here. If you have questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If the link does not work for you, copy and paste to your web browser. Maytag Epic is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions do apply.

May 02, 2010 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

1 Answer

During the wash cycle on a maytag epic mfw9800tq0 my daughter opened the door and after water splashed on the floor she slammed the door shut. It will not drain and spin out now. the tub will agitate...


if she could open the door during wash cycle the door lock is broken and you may need a new one also inspect pumpn and tub to pump hose for foreign objects

Jul 07, 2009 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

3 Answers

MAYTAG EPIC FRONTLOAD WASHER NOT DRAINING


The filter is in the front on this one. Under the door, there is another panel. There are 3 screws that a 1/4" nut driver takes off pretty easily. Get a bowl and bucket. There is a white screw cap that you should easily see. Open it slowly with the bowl underneath. Close it again when the bowl is filled and dump the bowl into the bucket. Repeat until no more water comes out then unscrew it completely. Clean out the trap and replace. There is a stop that prevents you from overtightening. See if that works. A six dollar nutdriver is easier and cheaper than any repairman.

Jun 16, 2009 | Maytag EPIC MFW9600S

1 Answer

Draining problem


u take your front panel off at the bottom then u should see the drain pump and drain filter remove the filter check for blockage if none pump will need replaced odds are u have your filter clogged with some change or sock

May 19, 2009 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer Logo

503 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Al Clark

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Todd Marr
Todd Marr

Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...