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If the machine didnt finish the cycle due to the pump being clogged the door will remained locked also if the lock mechanism went bad, the machine will stay locked. Remove the top of the machine by taking the screws from the top back out. Once removed look down the right hand side and you'll see the lock mechanism, usually with a plastic tab you pull to manually release the lock. On some machines it maybe be required and sometimes easier to remove the bottom kickplate and access the lock assembly from there

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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012

Iv, did you check the pump to see if it's jammed? The SC indicates there is a failure in the washer. While you are in the service mode, press the rinse and spin button while rotating the cyle select knob one click. A d should show in the display. Rotating the knob again will show the latest error code. When you get the code post back or e-mail me at [email protected] and I will try to get to the bottom of it...Catriver.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Dec 16, 2011

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(pre-typed 'cos I don't type THIS fast- not in 5 minutes!)

Many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter- so many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
(If these actions have not cured the problem, it could be the control board OR the main motor. Motors will show weaknesses when commanded to spin.)

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Oct 02, 2011

Clean out the drain filter located inside the bottom compartment.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011


The ND error code means NO DRAIN. ,

The usually reason the door remains locked once the cycle is over is because the filter screen on the drain pump is blocked so not all the water could drain out...the door lock is tied into the pump and until the pump tells the control board that the wate r is out the door will not unlock. This tip i wrote will show ya how to take apart the washer to clean the filter on the pump.


Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 23, 2011

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with internal leaking it is virtually impossible for anybody on this FixYa forum to guess remotely what is wrong with your washer- apart from the fact that it appears to need a new front door seal.
You really need to call in a service engineer.

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011

ok ,,take your time and get a flash light,,check the rubber gasket around front of tub for pen hole...giood luck,,if you dont find leak repost..and we will got to another step..pull on rubber tub gasket while searching..

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011


You are right; error code dc means that it never exceeded 400rpm due to an unbalanced load i.e. it detected unbalanced load during final spin which prevented the spinner from exceeding 400rpm. Please do these checks:

  1. Check to make sure the door is fully closed.
  2. Check for water left inside the washer.
  3. Perform Board Output Test or Quick Spin Test. (Before test, make sure that the tumbler is empty.) If it doesn't tumble after the test above, check unbalanced load scenario, Main Control Board, and motor.
  4. Check for loose connections at Machine Control Board, Pressure Switch, Motor, Tach Harness and Motor Control. (CN8, CN9, CN3). Refer to the component testing procedure.
  5. Check motor winding resistance:

CN9 pins 1 & 3=11.6ohms ±7%,

Pins 1 & 2=11.6ohms ±7%,

Pins 2 & 3=11.6ohms. ±7%.

Hope this helps...please post back with its complete model no for further assistance.


Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011

Are you getting any error codes on the display?

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

E3 is a locked hall sensor fault and is displayed when the machine control is attempting to drive the motor but is not seeing any tach response and the motor won't move. You can check for any loose wire connections before replacing the motor control board/motor. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

Your water inlet valve is leaking and will need to be replaced. I looked up your model number and it uses water valve part # 34001248

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

If an "L" appears upon the electronic display area of your Maytag washer, it is indicative of the washing machine's lid failing to lock properly. When an "L" error code appears, it is normally caused by one of two issues, a faulty lid locking switch, which is designed to hold the lid securely closed during the wash cycle, or a faulty lock solenoid sensor, which is designed to display a warning signal that the lid is not locked securely. Replacement of the needed part should correct the issue and the error code should disappear.

If the issue persists, there may be an issue within the machine's electronic display board that should be investigated by a Maytag approved repair technician.

Hope helps.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011

It could be one of two things. If the water runs into the machine even when the washer is turned off, you need a new water valve. If the water only comes in when called for then doesnt stop you need a new pressure switch and possibly a new pressure switch hose

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jul 13, 2011

Display shows F20 or FH - Front-load washer...


This error code indicates a water supply problem. Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on? Turn on the water. Check the household faucets to see if the hot and cold water faucets are turned on. Completely open both faucets for proper fill.

NOTE: Both hot and cold water must be connected to the washer and turned on; the washer will not properly operate with only one incoming source of water.


Are the water inlet hoses kinked?

Straighten the water inlet hoses.

Are the water inlet valve screens on the washer clogged?


Turn off the water and remove inlet hoses from the inlet valves in the back of the washer. Inside the inlet valves are screens. Remove any accumulated film or particles from the screens. Reinstall hoses, turn on water, and check for leaks. See the Installation Instructions for details; find them by entering your model number in the search tool below.


Is the water pressure less than 10 psi?
If the water pressure is too low, the washer may not properly operate. To find out your exact pounds-per-square-inch (psi) value, contact your local water utility company.

Are you using HE High Efficiency detergent?
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. Using non-HE detergent, or more than the manufacturer's recommended amount of detergent, can cause excessive suds. The excess suds can prevent the washer from detecting the incoming water.

Concentrated detergents labeled 2x and higher will require a small amount of detergent based on load size. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.


Are you using flood-preventing inlet hoses that can shut off the water to the washer?
These hoses have a valve inside that will close if the water pressure is higher than two gallons per minute; this will shut off the water to the washer. If one of these hoses becomes loose, the water flow through the hose will increase and close the valve inside the hose, which will shut off water to the washer to prevent a possible leak or flood. If the hose is not loose, try taking the hoses back to the store for a replacement set.

To remove the error display, press Pause/Off or Pause/Cancel twice.

If Pause/Off or Pause/Cancel does not work:

Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.
Plug in the washer or reconnect the power.
Re-select the cycle and press Start.

On some washers, when the washer is started for the first time after this error code, it will begin to drain. You will not be able to pause or cancel the cycle for about 8 minutes while it drains. This is normal.
If the error remains on the display, and all of the other conditions above have been checked, call for service.

Hope this helps to solve it; remember to rate and comment this free answer.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011

First check your circuit breaker in your circuit panel box to see if it is thrown. It will not be in the ON position if thrown. It will be approximately in the middle. If thrown, turn to off and then turn it on. If it throws again, you have an electrical problem either with your washer or the circuit.

Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011

Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.You have a failed tub bearing.Check your warranty it is very expensive to repair.
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Maytag MAH8700A... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011

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