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Error messages during cycles

I keept getting error messages during the wash cycles. Either flashes DL or F. Often cannot open the door when this happens.

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    F- message during the wash cycle or a D message. Have to drain and spin several times before it finally ends the cycle. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    error code F02 cycle never completes clothes are not draining, unplugged it several times , still same problem, please help

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    whirpool duet front loader washer

  • JOYCE BROOKS May 11, 2010

    hi my name is joyce

    what model do you have? you can go to maytag if you have a and download the code book and look this up and find out what is going on with your machine, you can unplug the machine from wall for 1 min to reset it or push pause cancel 2 times but this may not help what the problem is. always use HE detergent if you are not using this make sure to buy it and use it ony it because if not it will cause problems in your machine pump. you machine will keep trying to rinse the detergent out of the clothes and it will just keep on running.

    hope I could help





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To all that have posted under this request: You should always try to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU) before assuming you have a component failure on these front load washing machines. In many cases these error codes can be erroneous and resetting the CCU will correct the problem. To reset the CCU, the washer must remain unplugged for AT LEAST 30 minutes. This is verbatim from the manufacturers technical data sheet. If the error code reappears, then more than likely, you have a legitimate component malfunction.

"Fdl" is usually caused by a door latch failure (but in some circumstances be caused by a failed CCU). If the door latch fails to lock, the washer will not complete the cycle.

"F02" is usually caused by obstructions in the drain pump causing a slow drain. You must clean out the drain pump reservoir and check the impeller for debris.

NOTE: The later models of Maytag are manufactured by Whirlpool, using Whirlpool parts and electronics. The error codes and method of correcting them are the same.

I explain all these error codes under the "Tips and Tricks" section of my profile. If you cannot find what you are looking for there, please use the "Ask Me" feature and I will do my best to provide you with a solution.

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In many models there is a "technicians only manual" under the top cover of the machine that lists solutions and explains all the error codes. You can get at the manual by undoing the screws on the top at the back of the washer, don't worry you can't mess anything up its really a pretty empty box once you look inside. The way I fixed my f02 and sud error messages was by undoing the three screws at the very bottom ofthe washer and removing the bottom panel (7mm quarter inch drive socket and 2 inch extension) there is a filter housing that looks cylindrical, unscrew that (there is a lot of water in there so watch out) and clean the filter, feel the drain line coming out of that filter and make sure it is clear, if not poke a wire hanger through to push all the debris out, reassemble the opposite of disassembley, run a load through and then repeat this procedure to make sure all the debris is out of the lines and this should fix the error messages.
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What does F DL means i opened the door to add something then t came up F DL and wont start again, the cycle had just started I pressed cancel all it does is beep and flash F DL

Hello and welcome to FixYa

FDL is a door lock error and is caused due to an issue with the door lock when it is unable to lock/unlock. Please check the door lock mechanism/door switch assembly and replace the part that has gone bad so that the issue is resolved. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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2. Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly.
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