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Maytag mah8700A I am getting the code "ds" on my 2 yr old machine. It mentions it is something to do with the door switch. "Door switch is read as open and the door locked switch is read as locked" Any idea how to fix?? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    "ds" is showing on the same exact maytag washer that I bought in 2005 brand new at Sears.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    first can you open the door when it reads locked second i need the serial number



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Ds - means that the door is open while the washer is running sometimes this can be easily fixed by opening the door then closing it and pushing it pretty firm to make sure it latches.

If that doesnt work there very well could be a problem that would need to be fixed by a service repairman you can call Maytag USA Customer Service @ (800)688-9900

hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008


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Hi There
I'm sending you this to read and hope this get's you in the right direction.
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Joe, ds is a door lock malfunction. The door lock latch shows closed and the door switch shows open. Try this, unplug the unit for 60 seconds and see if the error comes back. If it does, with the power on press and hold the chime and xtra rinse pads together for 3 seconds. This will put it into the service mode. Once in the service mode press the chime button again to unlock and the temperature pad to lock. See if they operate. If still no luck you are going to have to do some tests on the door lock switch to see whats happening. You do have a 2 year warranty on these parts and being that it is only a year old, tell them to throw in the back.

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