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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    E3 code. Happens during spin cycle.

  • MacBones Feb 12, 2009

    Same problem - I've read a possible fix is to check the connectors on the board - make sure the pins are straight and everything is making good contact.

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SOURCE: ERROR CODE E3

Here is what it says in Maytag's Technical Info Guide: Machine control is
attempting to drive the
motor but is not seeing any
tach response. Visual
check shows motor is not
moving. (Locked, Hall
Sensor fault)

Here is the web site for the guide:
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16026736.pdf

Try this: take off the back panel and check the motor connections. Unplug them and look for any corrsion.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag may8700aww washer with e3

This worked for me for the E3 error code: Turn the machine off and then on. Enter the Service Mode by pressing the Chime and Exrta Rinse keys for 3 sec. Display the Diagnostic Codes by pressing the Rinse and Spin key. Clear the codes by pressing the Delay and Chime keys for 3 sec. Turn the machine off, unplug and plug in the power cord. This dumps the memory. Evidently, if it gets full, it causes problems with the programming and messes up the cycles.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: We are getting error code E3. What does this mean

Looks like you have either a stuck drum (does not spin) or an electrical fault that make the washer think the drum is not moving.

From a 2006 Technical Bulletin:

E3: Machine control is attempting to drive the motor but is not seeing any tach response. Visual Check shows motor is not moving. (Locked or Hall Sensor fault.)

Specifically, it could be:

1. Spin drum stuck – Verify that the spinner moves freely to eliminate this cause.
2. Hall Sensor (integral part of motor) fails or is loose – When the Hall Sensor fails or becomes dislodged, the control doesn't recognize that the motor is spinning and shuts down. The result will likely be an “E3” code in the worst case, or “SUdS” if it is only getting a partial rpm reading. Check wire harness connector(s) to motor.

Unless you are really overloading your machine you likely have an electrical fault, or a failure in the drive train--especially if the problem is intermittent. Probably time to call in a technician.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: what is e3 error on

Why e3 fault message in samsung front loading machine

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag laundry neptune front loader

Hi, the E3 error means that the control board is detecting current going to the motor, but the motor won't turn properly. If the error code comes up all the time as soon as you press the power on button, then it means your control board is bad and reading incorrectly. If it only happens during a cycle, then you need a new motor unfortunately.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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