Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
The washer starts with water flowing in. But almost immediately it stops with the error code "Lr".
Please let me know what is going on.
1) the circuit board at the top of the unit has lost connection to the motor and its control board at the bottom (connector loose) or 2) the motor and or control board at the bottom have trashed and need to be replaced .
Posted on May 14, 2008
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The LR code means "locked rotor" which is just a way of saying the control is not seeing the motor turning.
The image below contains the wiring diagram for this washer as you requested but there are some other things to consider.
Usually when the LR code is displayed the motor has stopped turning for some reason. By definition the LR code means the control has tried to turn the motor but was unable to.
The error code can be caused by to large of load, to much soap/suds in the water or a problem with the spin bearing. The cause of the LR message can be little problem like suds or a major problem like the spin bearing and sometimes it's difficult to pin down. You don't mention in your question if the LR code occurs every load or once a week.
More information on when the error is occurring would be helpful resolving this problem. Try running a rinse and spin cycle empty and see if the washer completes the cycle.
The 2nd image contains the information on how to enter and run a diagnostic cycle which may help pin the source of the problem down. This test completes all functions of the washer is a short time. It will fill, tumble, drain and spin all is a few minutes. At the end of a successful test cycle a PA should display which means "Passed" and is what you want to see.
Feb 14, 2012 | Maytag Washing Machines
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error code means low water inflow. In this error washer is not filling when the
fill valve opens.
To clear the error please follow the bellow instructions:-
Press the "Stop" button twice with your finger. This cancels the cycle and stops the washer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.Turn the water shut off valves clockwise to stop the water flow to the washer through the supply hoses. Pull the washer away from the wall enough that you can access the hose connections at the back of the washer.
a bucket under the area of the hose connections. Unscrew the hose connections
from the back of the washer. If necessary, use a pair of slip joint pliers to
help start the connections turning until you can turn them by hand. Set the
ends of the hoses inside the bucket.Inspect the screens on the inlet ports on
the back of the washer where the hoses connect. Sediment and other debris can
block these screens, causing fill problems. Clean the screen with an old
the hoses back onto the washer. Look for kinks in the hoses. Kinks cut off
water supply to the washer which causes the FH error code. Once you connect the
hoses, turn the water supply valves counter-clockwise to supply water to the
washer. Move the bucket away from the washer and push the washer back into its
working position.Plug the power cord back into the outlet and start the wash
cycle again. If the FH error code comes up again, call a service repairman. If
the hoses have no kinks and the inlet screens are clean, there is a problem
with either the pressure switch or the flow meter.
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