Question about Maytag MAH8700A Front Load Washer
We are having trouble with
our maytag newtune mah8700aww. I't
will not spin & it reads E3. Book says
hall sensor fault, Is this true?
Or may there be a different problem?
Can you help? I am out of time and
“E3” code – Machine control is attempting to drive the motor but is not seeing any tach
response. Visual Check shows motor is not moving. (Locked or Hall Sensor fault.)
Possible causes of ‘E3’ codes: 1. Spin drum stuck – Verify that the spinner moves freely to eliminate this cause. 2. Hall Sensor fails or is loose – When the Hall Sensor fails or becomes dislodged, the control doesn't recognize that the motor is spinning and shuts down. The result will likely be an “E3” code in the worst case, or “SUdS” if it is only getting a partial rpm reading. Check wire harness connector(s) to motor.
Hall Sensor – PCB that is located on the back of the motor that senses motor rpm. It is not a separate part, but rather an integral part of the motor.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
SOURCE: e3 keeps poping up
The e3 code has to do with the Hall Sensor. This is a sensor that looks at motor RPM. There have been some issues with the wire harness or the harness connectors being loose. You can also get the code if the sensor itself is loose and cant read the motor RPM. Here is a link to a tech bulletin from Maytag explaining it in more detail and has some pictures so you can see what to check. Hope this will fix your problem.
Posted on May 13, 2009
I have a maytag mah7800 also / great machine . never had a problem yet . if you remove the screws in the back holding the top you can lift it off . inside you wil find the tec sheet . on the side in a plastic sleeve . in it is the code . it will also tell you what to do ,. mm hope this helped . let us know mm
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Hello. This link will take you to a web page with a discussion concearning your problem. It's 2 pages long and gets a little technical but does come to a conclusion.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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