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Front Load Washing Machine = Error F30

Just received our new Maytag Epic MHWZ600TW01, Front Load Washing Machine. Set up went fine and we then ran it the first time, without a load, to clean out any possible factory film, oil, etc. - as instructed in the Owner's Manual.

At the end of two cycles (each cycle being a water fill, wash, drain, high speed spin), and with about 22 minutes left, an Error F30 popped up, and everything stopped.

Since this happend, we haven't been able to re-start the machine. After going over the trouble shooting items in the manual several times, including unplugging the unit for about 30 minutes and then trying again, nothing works. All that happens is the following:

  1. When the start button is puched, the "locked light" turns on for a few seconds and then turns off.
  2. After some clicking, no water fill happens and the drum turns slowly once or twice and then stops.
  3. The "locked light" lights turns on, and that's all that happens, nothing further.
I did call Maytag service, but even though pleasant, they didn't really have anything to tell me.

After googling the error code, I came up with discussions concerning a possible problem with the Dispenser.

Has anyone run across this, and had any success correcting it?

We do have a service call in, but they won't be at the house for at least 48 hours. Meanwhile, the clothes are piling up!


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  • denisonw Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same issue, my machine rattles as if it is trying to get water and nothing happens, then the F30 error code comes up.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. Was the repair man able to fix your problem? If so how much did it cost?

  • kimcarson Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem...any solutions??



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Hey there is a temo fix till some body comes to your home if you remove the soap try and reach in to the back of the opening you can rest the spring loaded wheel that controls the soap disspenser and that will stop the clicking and allow the machine to run!!!!! after reading all the post i could find i figured it out now my washer is running fine!!!

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Just remove the soap tray, reach in all the way to the back (upper right) and move the little lever. It's the only moveable thing in there. Might have to do it again for the rince cycle.

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My front-loader was giving me the same error code. What corrected the problem for me? Simply remove any items from the top of the washer (my weight? detergents). There is a part that moves in accordance with each cycle, located under the top cover, that is prevented from moving if the weight is in the perfect spot.

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