How to Reset Maytag Washer

To properly reset your Maytag Washer, you must first press Power/Cancel. Select a new cycle to run afterward. Now, hit the Start/Pause button, and your Maytag Washer should automatically reset to its default state. Try to run a test load now to ensure the washer has reset.

Maytag Washers have many control buttons regarding the heat level available; it’s also packed with several tumbling settings. These settings can be returned to their default state; this can happen if you run into a problem with your machine not performing optimally or indicating some error messages.

Finding The Service Manual

This guide here applies to nearly all Maytag washers, including the listed models:

A101, A102, A102S, A103, A103S, A104, LAT9416AAE, MAH3000AWW, MAH4000AWW, MAH5500BWW, MAH8700AWW, MAV6200AWW, MAV7600AWW, MHWE200XW00, MVWC300VW1, MVWC415EW2,  MVWC6ESWW1, MVWX655DW1, PAV2200AWW, PAV2300AWW, PAVT234AWW

Like most technological appliances, Maytag washers generally come with a user’s manual that is straightforward to read. However, it has conventionally come with a user or repair manual that involves removing an access panel before locating it.

The repair manual can be found on the top loader by removing the top of the washer. On some other models, it can be found on a front-loader; this is usually located in a similar spot by removing the top panel of the washer.

However, if you don’t want to go through the process of dismantling your washer to find the manual, just head over to their website; you’ll get access to their washer service manuals for free; it’s under the manuals and literature category.

Check your washer’s manual cause You’ll need it to access the correct manual. To know your washer’s manual, check on the operating guild or a sticker usually located at the back of the washer.

Locating The Reset Button On A Maytag Washer

There are many settings on your Maytag Washers, and they don’t usually include a particular reset button. However, you can still reset your Maytag Washer in several simple steps listed below.

To reset your Washer without a reset button, put it in Standby Mode by hitting the Start/Pause Button with your finger and then hold it down continuously for about 5 seconds. After doing this, you will notice all the indicator lights are off. Then try to rotate the Cycle Selector Knob clockwise.

reset button maytag washer

Within the next 5 seconds, try to rotate the selection knob clockwise or do it to the right for a single click and then wait for a second. Rotate the selection knob in a clockwise swing for one click and wait for a second more.

Now, spin the selection knob in one click or rotate it in a clockwise direction and wait for one-half second. Next is to rotate the selection knob counterclockwise or left-hand motion for a single click and wait for another half-second.

Finally, a single click will spin the selection knob clockwise or in the right-hand direction.

At this stage, you should be able to spot all the LCD lights apart from the lid-locked indicator light flashing every half second in an on and then off fashion(just like the traffic lights).

Just stick to rotating the selection knob until the LCD panel indicates that only Wash, Rinse, and Done are functioning properly. The next step is to unplug the washer from your power source. Wait for 10 seconds before plugging back the power source.

Now the washer should not start up at this point, and no lights shouldn’t be lit on the LCD display. in case your washer doesn’t start automatically, congratulations! You’ve successfully executed a Maytag Washer reset. If your washer is still not starting up after ten seconds, it’s mostly a problem you can’t fix, so you can go ahead and schedule an appointment with any Certified and Factory Trained Maytag Washer Technician.

How To Reset Washer Control Board/Computer

Maytag Washer Control Board

Maytag Washers are generally known to be very reliable, durable, and efficient. But problems that need rapid attention might occur in your washer (on a few occasions). These problems can be resolved by properly troubleshooting and resetting your Maytag Washer Control Board/Computer.

To do this, just press the Power button to turn off the machine power. Then, plug your washer back into its power source. Now, raise and lower the washer lid about six times in a 30-second time frame.

Head over to the Washing Options, press the Delicates and Knits Button, and hold down on the button for some seconds. Now, you should be able to notice that the LED Display Screen will start flashing and blinking; this is an indication that your Maytag Washer has all been restored to its previous settings.

Hold down on any button to transfer back to the LCD screen, which will now be set as your Standard Display Mode automatically. 

How to Reset Maytag Washer Motor

If your Washer is spinning and not agitating, or it’s not spinning at all, or it’s only agitating, or your fabrics are coming out of the machine soaking wet, this is an indication that your Maytag Washer motor has gone into an error code. There’s a need to reset it. Fortunately, there’s a way to reset the washer motor easily; just follow the steps listed below.

First, you must take the out plug from the wall outlet for one minute. Then put the power cord back into the wall socket. Now, ensure you raise and lower the washer lid six times within a twelve-second time frame.

How To Clear Maytag Washer Error Codes With Commands

Clear Maytag Washer Error Codes

When you find that your Maytag Washer showing several error alerts, these error codes are predetermined by some series of special internal diagnosis systems (IDS), the IDS has been designed to lead you to an analysis of the problem. This analysis helps in getting your machine fixed quickly and easily.

First, confirm the timer on the machine to reset and clear the Maytag Washer Error Codes. This is just to ensure it’s working properly. If you get an Error Code dET, this indicates that you’ve got an issue with the detergent dispenser. 

So check on the detergent dispenser’s position, ensure it is in the right spot, then hold down the Cancel button or Pause two times to clear the error code.

For error code Int, it means there’s an interruption in the progress of the fabric wash cycle. Just press the Pause/Cancel and then press the Power Button to erase the error code.

For Error codes RL or F34, this indicates that there is a leftover fabric in the washer drum during a cleaning cycle. Open your washer, and remove the leftover fabric. Run the clean cycle again and restart the clean cycle afterward.

Error code SUD or Sd on your Washer Display; it indicates too many suds in the Maytag Washer. This will prevent an effective and efficient wash spinning. This error code can be eradicated once you remove all the excess suds from the washer tub.

Error Code F5 E2 means that your washing machine door is not properly closed. Just ensure you remove anything or objects blocking the closure of the washer door. Press Pause/Cancel two times, then press the Power Button once to eradicate the error message.

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