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MAH8700AWW We were washing a load and the water is not draining into the bin from the detergent resevoir.. This is the first problem like this that we have had, and we took the resevoir out to see if there was something clogging it but no build up (we only use liquid detergent)... What can I do, my manuel only has suggestion if it is not draining while in the spin cycle.

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  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    The cycle begins ok but doesn't sound like its agitating. Just goes through the time on the computer setting does not spin out properly and ends with a LR code.
    I have unplugged to reset. I have tried the various cycle options. The rinse cycle doesnt take the fabric softner so evidently its not doing that either

  • mpina Jul 31, 2008

    Wahser appears to be working but has problems rinsing the clothes. Even adding smaller amounts of detergent still gives the suds message many times. Also, doesn't take the fabric softner so evidently its not doing that either. I tried taking it out to make sure it is not clogged. Still the softner is not taken by the machine during the rinse cycle.

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Push a drinking straw through the outlet on the conditioner outlet and the detergent. I thought mine was clear till I did this and found a load of gunk came away. Keep it clear now by regular washing in soapy water.

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What is hd code????


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
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Check the following:
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Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
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