The Maytag line of washers and dryers has been in existence for over a century. The first Maytag washer was introduced to the market in 1907. Maytag’s line of washers and dryers has been in existence for over a century, and it is still a well-known and widely used brand of laundry appliances. Though Whirlpool (another well-known home appliances brand) took over Maytag in 2006, its popularity wasn’t affected at all as it continues to be a top seller in the market.
Although Maytag appliances are top quality, even the finest appliances are bound to break down. In the case of washing machines and dryers, they’re amongst the most frequently used appliances at home which are used regularly to wash and dry clothes so at some point they would need a maintenance check or repair.
But isn’t it better to get saved from costly repair charges when you can first do something about the problem yourself?
For that, you may need to be aware of how to carry out a quick diagnostic and understand the error codes that the machine displays. Now here comes this article’s role.
Following is a detailed guide that mentions, firstly, the issues that may arise in the Maytag Bravos Xl Washer and then the ways to fix these issues. It also includes the most common errors that may show up on the Maytag Bravo Xl and how to interpret and resolve them easily.
Maytag Bravos Xl washer: Troubleshooting Problems
1. Maytag Bravos XL washer won’t turn on
It is very much likely that there is nothing wrong with your washer, and the problem may be just that the appliance is not connected to the power source correctly. Make sure that the washer is correctly plugged into the power socket and that you have switched on the machine, also make sure that there is no power cut at that time.
If the machine still doesn’t start, the cord of the appliance may be damaged, or the main control might be defective causing an issue with the starting of the machine. Check both of these and replace them if detected as faulty.
2. Maytag Bravos Xl Washer fails to fill up with water.
The first thing to do must be to check ‘Is there even a functional water supply connection?’ No water connection means no water is available to fill up the machine. You must make sure that the water supply valves are turned on and the water pressure is adequate.
Another thing to check is that the water inlet hose is not kinked or clogged with dirt as it may also inhibit the water entry into the washer thus not allowing it to fill up.
If none of this works and the problem persists, the issue then maybe with the control board of the washer.
3. Maytag Bravos XL Washer unable to transition between cycles
Are you facing the same problem? Is your washer also not able to continue operating when it has to switch from the wash cycle to the spin cycle?
Using a multimeter, check the control board first. If it is not functioning correctly then you can simply declare it the real cause of the problem and replace it.
If not the main control board, many times the lid lock is also the reason behind this issue. There may be some barrier that is not allowing us to lock the lid properly. The lid not locking properly means that the machine won’t function properly thus not being able to switch cycles. Clean the lid if there is dirt stuck on it. If the problem remains, then you will need to replace the lid lock.
4. Unable to spin clothes in the Maytag Bravos Xl Washer
Firstly, make sure that the load is evenly distributed in the washer and hasn’t overfilled it, to ensure proper balance. If off-balanced, the spinner won’t function properly. Also, check if you have put the correct settings for the category of clothes you are spinning. You should also check the washer’s motor, pulley, and belt to make sure all three of these are functioning properly and if not then they must be replaced.
5. Clothes have an abundance of lint left on them
Quick washer cleaning
Try repeating the rinse cycle first. If the lint remains, then you must first make sure that the washer is clean. In today’s era, modern washers like the Maytag Bravo use much less water than the older and simpler models that use an increased amount of water. The increased water quantity is easily able to remove and wash off all the lint away from the clothes as well as left no lint residue in the washer.
On the other hand, since advanced models like the Maytag Bravo use less water, it is recommended to carry out frequent cleanings of the washer to make sure there is no lint residue remaining in the washer.
The detergent used in excess:
It is recommended not to use more than two teaspoons of a high-quality detergent per wash. Using detergent in excess leaves a sticky texture on the clothes that hold hair and lint onto the clothes, not allowing it to wash off them.
The water pump filter is clogged:
If this happens, then both the wash and rinse cycle water with all that lint in it drains off very slowly causing all the lint to be stuck on the clothes. This is why it is important to regularly clean the pump for fast water draining.
You might be wondering how clogging in the pump filter causes lint on clothes, right? When you clean the pump you will find lint, buttons, or even a sock in it that is obstructing water drainage thus leaving behind lint on clothes.
6. Maytag bravos Xl Washer is unable to drain water
There could be a few reasons why your washer won’t drain. Check to make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Also, check the drain pump for any debris or objects that may be blocking it.
If there is no blockage issue then there is a possibility that the pump itself is malfunctioning. If that’s the case, you may need to call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.
7. Maytag Bravos Xl Washer is Overfilling
The filling part of the washer is directly related to the water level switch. This part of the washer is responsible to turn off the water when the desired level of water is reached. Make sure that the water level switch is functioning properly. The water inlet valve may be stuck open not being able to control the water entry. If it is, it may need to be replaced. Also, give a quick check on the pressure switch and make sure it is not defective. One must check all of these parts.
If the washer continues to overfill, you may need professional assistance.
Error Codes for the Maytag Bravos Xl washer
Following are a few error codes which if you can interpret them on your washer display you can easily detect what is causing an issue in your appliance:
1. Code F5:
This code tells you that the washer’s lid is unable to lock. There is something (could be even clothing) causing hindrance in properly closing or locking the lid of the washer.
So, you will have to check and remove what is causing hindrance.
2. Code F32 (Error LD)
This code tells you there is an issue with the water drainage of the washer and it is taking longer than usual to drain off water. This may be because of a weak pump, or dirt or kink in the drain.
Get rid of all the dirt and kinks in different parts of the drain and make sure the pump is functioning properly.
3. Error UL
There is a balance issue in the washer. The load is not evenly distributed in the washer causing a disbalance so, you must pause the washer, spread the load evenly and then resume it again.
4. Code F70 (Error OL)
As the abbreviation depicts it, this error is caused by an overload. To fix this error, pause the washer, reduce the load in the washer, and then resume the washer again.
5. Code F71 (Error SD)
‘Suds detected’, is what the error refers to. This error shows up when you have put in extra detergent, more than what is required. So, you must avoid using extra detergent.
Use less quantity but high-quality detergents for best results.
Resetting the Maytag Bravos Xl washer:
There is no reset button present on the washer itself but it is quite easy to reset it. Follow these steps to reset the Maytag Bravos Xl Washer.
1. Unplug the washer from the power source.
2. Wait for at least a minute before reconnecting it to power.
3. Select a new wash cycle from scratch, and press “Start”.
Yes! It’s that simple.
We hope that these troubleshooting tips and error code interpretation can help you keep your Maytag Bravos washer running perfectly fine and save you from having to pay for expensive repairs from a technical expert.
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