The Maytag Washer is a dependable appliance used by many households because of its powerful cleaning, durable build through commercial technology, and warrantied parts. However, as with every electrical device, it’s not surprising to run into some trouble now and then. The Maytag F01 code is one such trouble you might encounter.
The Maytag Washer F01 error code results from a failed control board. This may be due to a temporary power glitch, obstructed pressure hose, or a damaged or faulty control board. You can restart the machine, clearing the hose, repairing the control board damage, or replacing it entirely.
Are you seeing the F01 error code on your Maytag washer? Fortunately, you’ve stumbled upon just the right article. We’ll discuss the causes of this error code and what you can do to resolve them.
1. The Machine Experienced a Glitch, Power Surge, or Power Interruption
The F1 error code on the Maytag washer indicates that the communication between the Central Control Unit and EEPROM fails. This internal failure causes your washer to stop mid-cycle. If you’re lucky enough, this is a temporary problem caused by a glitch or abnormal power input through the electrical lines to your washer.
How To Fix
Fixing the Maytag’s F01 code if the root of the problem is indeed a power abnormality will be a breeze. You only have to restart the machine by following the steps below:
- Remove the error display. You can do this by pressing pause or cancel twice.
- Unplug your washing machine. Ensure that you cut off the power supply for at least 1 minute.
- Plug in your washing machine again. When at least 1 minute is up, resume the power supply to the machine.
- Choose a short cycle and press start. Observe the cycle for some time. If the error code doesn’t reappear, the issue is all sorted.
In many cases, disconnecting and reconnecting the machine to the power can sort out the F01 error code in the Maytag washer.
2. There Is a Blockage Inside the Machine’s Pressure Switch Hose
Repair companies have also narrowed down the cause of the F01 error code to be a blockage inside the pressure switch hose. In such cases, the hose is crimped or pinched. This obstruction in the hose causes the machine to throw an F01 error code for the pressure in the water inlet.
It is worth mentioning that a malfunctioning control board can cause the machine’s pressure transducer to fail. However, it’s always better to check on the hose before looking into the control board.
How To Fix
You’ll have to do some handiwork to sort this one out, but it won’t be a problem if you follow our instructions. Make sure you have a ¼-inch (0.64 cm) screwdriver before you follow the steps below:
- Unplug the machine. Ensure that you cut off the power supply to the machine to prevent an electric shock.
- Open up your washer. There are 3 screws at the back of the machine. Use the ¼-inch (0.64 cm) screwdriver to unscrew these, so you can open up the console and get to the location of the hose.
- Assess the hose. You need to check whether the pressure hose is connected correctly.
- Check that the pressure hose is connected correctly again after disconnection. You can verify the connection by carefully listening to the air coming into the tub. If you can hear it, the hose isn’t disconnected. If you can’t hear the air, reconnect the other end of the hose to the tub.
- Disconnect the hose and blow through it to verify that there’s no obstruction. If you can blow through it without difficulty, there’s no obstruction.
- Remove the obstruction by blowing hard or using a wire. If you can’t blow through the hose, it clearly indicates an obstruction in the tube. Try to clear it by blowing harder. You can also use a wire to remove it, but be careful not to damage the hose.
- Check that the obstruction is gone by blowing through the hose again. If you can blow through the hose easily now, that means the obstruction is gone.
- Reconnect the hose and reassemble the machine. Have a look at your user manual if you need guidance on how to do this.
- Turn the machine on and run a cycle. Observe the machine running for a while. If the error code doesn’t show up again, you’ve successfully resolved the issue by removing the blockage or restarting the machine.
If the instructions are confusing at any point, you can watch the video demonstration below:
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3. The Control Board’s Soldering Is Damaged
No one wants the problem to be the control board because that’s ultimately an expensive fix. Unfortunately, if the above two causes weren’t behind your Maytag F01 code, the problem is undoubtedly the control board.
As with most electric appliance boards, relays switching the 12VAC may create a surge current. This current goes through the solder connections attaching the relays to the control board. It results in the Maytag F01 code. Luckily, it’s not an unsolvable problem, so let’s get right to the solution.
How To Fix
Take out the control board and assess it thoroughly. If you examine the solder side of the board, you can quickly pinpoint a worn-out solder joint for the relay. If so, this will cause arcing on the underside.
Once you’ve confirmed that the solder connection is the problem, the rest is easy. All you have to do is replace it by soldering a piece of a 16 AWG wire. Turn the machine back, run a cycle, and the error code will have disappeared.
4. The Control Board Is Faulty
If the above three things do not work, then, unfortunately, a damaged control board is the root of the problem. The only solution you’re left with is to replace the control board.
How To Fix
You can call a technician to replace the control board. Fair warning – professional help will cost you a few hundred dollars. If you can’t afford that and are handy with tools, you can simply replace the control board by following a tutorial. Click the link below to find a detailed video demonstration of a control board replacement:
Some things you should take care of while replacing the control board:
- Ensure you buy the correct control board compatible with your Maytag washer model.
- Disconnect the power supply before accessing the internal components of your machine.
- Transfer the wires from your old control board to the new piece, one connection at a time.
- Once all the wires are connected, remove the old board and mount the new one.
- Reassemble the washer and test it.
The Maytag F01 code is a cause for worry for many people. This article explores the most common possible reasons for the error code and solutions. The cause could be something as simple as a power abnormality or something as huge as a control board malfunctioning. The good part is that this article can help you solve all of them!