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Maytag Appliances



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Is your washer filling properly?

If LF (too long to fill) appears in display, the washer is taking too long to fill.

You may also receive an F8E1 or Lo FL Error code in addition to or instead of the LF. Either of these error codes may indicate there is some problem with the water supply going to the washer.

Verify that both the hot and cold water supply lines are turned on and fully open. Both must be connected and turned on in order for the washer to properly operate.

CLICK HERE for more information on on the F8E1, LF, or Lo FL

Is the drain hose correctly installed?  

Check drain hose for proper installation.  Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose and securely attach to drainpipe (standpipe) or tub.  Check that only 4.5" (113 mm) of drain hose is in the drainpipe (standpipe).  Do not tape over the drain opening.  

The drainpipe (standpipe) height requirements minimum is 39" (99 cm).

Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Remove any blockage from the drainpipe of utility sink.  

CLICK HERE for more information on how to install the drain hose

Are you using anti-flood devices and controls?   

Whirlpool recommends that appliances be direct connected to the water supply for optimum machine performance.

CLICK HERE for more information on using flood safe devices


Still need help? Call or schedule service.

You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-800-344-1274 or click below to schedule an appointment.



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