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My maytag neptune washer stopped working and flashed an FL error code. Any idea what that means?

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It could mean flood error.if it has stopped full of water & it wont drain out.The pump might be blocked or jammed with hair pin or other debris.

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Well most probably its FL error code it means failure to lock. Try unplugging the unit for 60 seconds to reset the control board and then plug it back in and see if it will reset. If not, then you will need to replace the door latch assembly. Try pressing STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. If further you have the same problem then you need to change the door latch assembly.

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Hello there :
I am hoping that i am reading this right it looks like you said a fl error right and if so please read this whole solution that i have provided below

FL Flood Condition FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

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The error code you describe is not listed in Maytag's book of codes. The link below will take you to Maytag's website error code page where you might be able to match it up.
http://maytag.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2885/session/L3NpZC8yY3lEMjNEag==/sno/0

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The FL error code means:
Flood Condition: FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

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Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem i see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.


There is a backup valve or flap in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. Remove this piece to see if it helps.



If this is a new installation - check that the hoses arent reversed (cold on hot and hot on cold). This will also cause the FL error.


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