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Hi Peter, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking what the code "HD" means for your machine. I am unable to find the code "HD", however, here is a list of the codes for these Maytag models, perhaps one looks similar to "HD". Hopefully this answers your question!
Washer displaying code messages
- "LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)
Check the following:
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
- "Ld" (Washer is taking too long to drain water from the wash tub)
Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose installed properly? See "Connect the Drain Hose." Press PAUSE/CANCEL
to clear display.
- "uL" (Unbalanced Load)
If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced
load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code
remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open
lid and redistribute the load. Close lid and press START.
- "oL" (Over Load)
Is the washer overloaded? The washer has attempted to fill and begin the wash cycle. If
the washer is overloaded, it will drain any water and detergent that was added during the
fill. To correct the overload, remove several items and add detergent. Close lid and press
- "Sd" (Suds Detected)
Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or hand-washing detergents are not recommended for this washer. Use only High
Efficiency ("HE") detergent.
Did you add too much detergent?
Always measure detergent. Follow detergent manufacturer's directions.
If excessive suds are detected, the washer will display this code while running a suds
reduction correction routine at the end of the wash cycle. The suds reduction routine
removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. If the code remains and
the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, re-select your
desired cycle using cold water. Press START. Do not add detergent.
- "lid" (Lid Opened)
Is the lid open? Close the lid to clear the display. If the lid remains open for more than 10
minutes, water in the wash tub will drain.
- "HC" (Cold and Hot hoses switched)
This code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the cold and hot water
inlet hoses are switched. See "Connect the Inlet Hoses."
- "dL" (Door/Lid cannot lock)
Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid keeping it from closing. Press
PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "dU" (Door/Lid cannot unlock)
Is there excessive weight on the lid, such as a basket of laundry? Excessive weight will
keep the lid from unlocking. Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "F##" code
Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear code. Press START. If code appears again, call for
Your washer lid lock button is locked and lid was not put down before it locked, which is why the light is flashing. Therefore, push the "START" button until you see the lid lock button is off (Approx 3 seconds). Once it is off, then you can put the lid down and push the start button again, which will lock the lid into place. The washer will NOT drain or wash or spin unless the lid itself is in the locked position. If you were able to get the lid down and locked and it still doesn't work, then you need a technician to replace a wiring harness. However, you mentioned that the lid lock button was flashing, therefore, it stands to reason that your lid is NOT locked down.
Check door switch: If
the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open
let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should
draining. Release switch. Motor
should stop. Press switch a second time.
Washer should start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on
while lid switch is pressed, replace the switch. OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY Pl click if helped.
see this causes and fix it. God bless you Door or Lid Latch Assembly
If the washer lid won't lock the lid switch
assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid
switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any
electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches
should have continuity according to their design.
Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
If the washer door won't lock the door lock
assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically
or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter.
The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Main Control Board
If the washer door won't unlock the problem
might be the main control board. This is not common. Normally the
problem is with the lock mechanism.
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
there is likely to be a problem with either the lid solenoid/lock or the 'lid closed' sensor. Both require a service engineer's attention I suggest ;-0(
I feel you have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid Lock for Lid is Open/ Lid is Closed. First check is to place a magnet over the Left Hand grey bumper and while watching the LED display see if the OP error code clears.If it does you have a lid magnet out of position.See the Service Manual for access to the Lid Magnet. See Pic;
If an external magnet over the Left Hand grey bumper doesn’t clear the OP error code with the lid open then See this Link for troubleshootingLeft Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting.I discuss the OD error code but the OP error code troubleshooting is very similar. If the lid Magnet is not out of position then I feel you have a broken lead at the Magnetic Reed relay or severe corrosion issues with the Left Hand Lid Lock preventing Lid Open/Lid Closed status signaling to the Control Board in the Console.
First lid must be down before washer start spinning. Remove any obstructions in drain hose and or straighten drain hose to remove kinks. Lid or other object hit timer knob and turned the washer off - Make sure the Timer knob is pulled out. If the lid was opened with too much force when adding clothes, it may have hit the timer knob, pushing the knob in.
If a laundry basket or other object hit the Timer knob, the Timer knob may have been pushed in shutting the washer off. Washer lid is not locked (Not on All Washers) - The lid must be closed and locked for the washer to operate. Once the lid is closed, make sure the desired cycle is still selected and then press the Start button and listen for the lid to lock. Make sure there are no loose metal objects such as coins and paper clips in the lid opening area. Metal objects can prevent magnetic switches from reacting correctly when the lid is closed.
If the washer has not drained, it will not go into spin. Use a flashlight to inspect the holes in tub for foreign objects like screws, nails, bra wires, etc. and remove if present.
I’ll try to help I’m an owner like you. From the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW Service Manual; UL =Latch Unlocked: Close lid tightly to enable locking. That’s real helpful…. right? Not sure how wash load size wouldcause the UL error to the display.From your post I believe you can’t complete a wash cycle at all is that correct? Do the Lid Lock Latch’s look like they are projecting into the left and right side of the closed lid when you press the start button?If so you could try reseating the Left and Right Lid Lock Plugs a few times.There could be some corrosion issues preventing the Lid Lock signaling back to the Control Board.Those Lid Lock plugs can be difficult to unseat for the first time.The Left Lid Lock does suffer from corrosion issues with its proximity to the bleach dispenser.See page 34 of the SM. For the location of the Lid LockThe SM will show you how to rase the washer top from the base to access the Lid Locks. Long response; This may only help if you or someone you know has basic mechanical skills, you know how to use a Digital Volt Meter and you are a diehard DIY’er.A schematic diagram of the washer should be in the console of your machine. From looking at the schematic and Service Manual “You can download the SM from that link” the lid is locked signaling is coming from the lid locks.I believe you are losing the Lid Is Locked signaling from the lid locks or a common wiring point in the machines wiring harness going back to the Control Board on connector P3-8.The issue is where, why and how to correct for that loss of signaling. It looks like the Control Board wants to see +12VDC at connector P3-8 “Lid Lock Input” for the proper Lid Lock status signaling that the Lid Is Locked.I would take my DVM and trace for what I believe is the loss of signaling back to the Control Board input from the Left & Right Lid Locks.What is the possibility that both Lid Locks have failed with that status?I believe not much, from looking at the schematic it looks like the status inputs +12VDC and outputs from those Lid Locks run in parallel into the machines wiring harness to a common point in the washer wiring harness then to the Lid Is Locked input of the Control Board Connector P3-8. The question for you is how deep do you want to get into troubleshooting if at all and how long can you tolerate the washer down time? I’m a technical owner and I would dive right in for this repair.I also have spare parts.Depending on your skill sets and if you have a DVM you have to decide how to proceed.I hope a forum member with more hands on knowledge then I will chime in with their solution on troubleshooting this issue.I don’t simply what to say call in Repair Service without having a feel for your desire and skill sets to troubleshoot the issue. If you call in a repair service run my response by them.I believe just changing out the lid locks or the control board will not solve the issue but I could be out in left field with my thoughts. I don’t recommend you do this…..butI would try to clear the UL error by taking an alligator clip lead and jumpering Pin P3-8 “Lid Lock Input”and PinP3-3 or 4 +12VDC Out of the Control Board and see if this clears the UL error.If the error cleared that would rule out a Control Board issue.Rich
Hello Welcome to fixya. I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.
First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.
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