Question about Maytag Neptune MAH9700 Front Load Washer

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ERROR CODE E3

MAYTAG MAH9700
ON THE SPIN CYCLE AROUND 8 MINS. GET E3 CODE??

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    Seems to sometimes be an extra heavy load. Try cutting the load size.



    Problem may also be in motherboard.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Washer was in spin mode when it stoped and it says e3

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Here is what it says in Maytag's Technical Info Guide: Machine control is
attempting to drive the
motor but is not seeing any
tach response. Visual
check shows motor is not
moving. (Locked, Hall
Sensor fault)

Here is the web site for the guide:
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16026736.pdf

Try this: take off the back panel and check the motor connections. Unplug them and look for any corrsion.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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