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I am getting the code LF each time i go to wash. Maytag Type…

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I am getting the...

I am getting the code LF each time i go to wash

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Maytag Type DSLA

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

How to clear the code

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago

So first. LF means that your washer took too long to fill. If you just leave your washer plugged in and let it hum away and do it's own thing for 20 minutes, it'll reset the error on it's own and you can start a new cycle. Now if the error comes back the next cycle, that is a problem. Often this repair can be made with out calling an appliance repairman and without ordering parts. Start by removing the washer fill hoses; both the cold and the hot water hoses. Check for proper water pressure from the house. To do so, turn the water on and put the hose inside the washer or a bucket.

If water pressure is good, check the water valve inlet screens. Most residential washing machines have inlet screens. The screens prevent minerals from clogging the solenoid. With the hoses removed, you can visually inspect the water inlet screens. If the water valve screens are clear the inlet valve with the screens itself will need to be replaced.

There is one last thing to check is the fill hoses. These washers call for a lot of water quickly. So if you have stainless steel braided flood-safe hoses, they will trip for no reason at all. Replace these flood safe hoses with more traditional hoses. If the hoses are good and you haven't found anything slowing down the flow of the water, your electronic inlet water valve is just faulty on the back of your washer and will need to be replaced because it's just not allowing water flow into the washer correctly.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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