Maytag Bravos Washer is an excellent appliance designed for everyday laundry use. It is known for its reliability and longevity as it has several features that make it efficient and user-friendly. However, like any other electronic appliance, one may encounter several malfunctions that need to be fixed by the user in no time to save time and resources.
One of the most common and simplest methods that we all use is to reset the machine whenever it is stuck or fails to function how it’s supposed to function. Since this particular Washer lacks a reset button, the question arises how to Reset Maytag Bravos Washer?
It’s quite simple.
Even if the washer has no direct option to reset there are plenty of ways through which you can try resetting the Maytag Bravos Washer without calling a technician right away.
To give an overview the most convenient method is to Unplug the appliance for a few minutes and plug it again. Others include using other tabs to reset such as power/cancel, choose the cycle, and start/pause. You can calibrate your appliance to diagnostic mode, and turn the knob several times to reset it.
These aren’t the only techniques available to fix your washer. You can reset it to the Factory setting, you can use problem-specific methods and since Maytag Bravos Washer comes in several sizes you can learn which method to use on which size. Details are written below.
But, before jumping into it, If you are a Maytag Bravos Washer user it is as important for you to understand ‘when’ to reset your appliance as to learn ‘how’ to Reset the Maytag Bravos Washer.
When should I Reset my Maytag Bravos Washer?
1. When an error code appears on your Maytag Bravos Washer.
You may encounter the sudden appearance of error codes that you can’t interpret or fix on your own. Some examples are:
SD: there are suds in the washer
F5 E2: The door needs to be locked
LD: Water is draining slowly
oL: The machine is overloaded
UL: The load needs to be balanced
If you can’t recall or understand then what you can do is reset the appliance and most of the time you are good to go.
2. When you are unable to start your Maytag Bravos Washer.
You may try several times by tapping the power button but still, the machine doesn’t start. Check if you’ve closed the door properly and if it’s locked. If everything is fine from your end then resetting might help.
3. When Maytag Bravos Washer doesn’t stop spinning.
This can ruin your laundry and may use extra electricity more than required. In order to stop your Maytag Bravos Washer from spinning try resetting it and see if it stops.
4. When your Maytag Bravos Washer doesn’t agitate.
Your appliance may encounter some issue that prevents it from agitation. It may spin but won’t agitate. In order to fix this use the methods of resetting stated below.
5. When the lid lock has stuck in your Maytag Bravos Washer.
You can try your luck by resetting the appliance in order to open the lid that has been stuck.
6. When the lid switch doesn’t work in your Maytag Bravos Washer.
It’s also possible that the lid switch fails and results in the washer not spinning. Try to reset the appliance and see if it works.
7. When your Maytag Bravos Washer has been producing strange loud noises.
This can be annoying and suggest some issues in the machinery. It’s better to reset the appliance in order to prevent any further damage. It may also suggest that the tube bearing, drive belt, motor coupling, or drive pulley has worn out. There is no other option than to get it replaced by a technician.
8. When your Maytag Bravos Washer is vibrating too much.
This also suggests something is wrong with the machine. Either the belt has stuck or the lid is. It’s better to reset the machine and see if it still vibrates. If resetting doesn’t work then it’s possible that the shock absorber, suspension rods, counterbalance spring, or suspension spring are broken. You have to get it replaced.
9. When your Maytag Bravos Washer has undergone Board Replacement.
Don’t forget to reset your appliance to the factory setting after you have replaced the board.
10. When your Maytag Bravos Washer has had a power interruption.
Always reset the appliance after the power has been interrupted to avoid any errors or malfunctions in the future.
How do I Reset my Maytag Bravos Washer?
There are quite a few methods that you can follow in order to reset your appliance. The method might differ in results according to the problem it is facing and the size. I’ve mentioned which method works the best according to the issues mentioned above.
1. Quick Reset
Simplest and easiest. All you need to do is:
- Locate and switch off the power supply.
- Unplug the washer from the socket.
- Reset the cycle selector knob to the 12 o’clock position.
- Wait for a minimum of 3 minutes.
- Replug the appliance.
- Switch on the power supply and see if it worked.
If it fails then unplug it again and this time wait for 10 minutes instead of minimum 3 minutes. You can use this method for all the minor issues such as when you are unable to start the washer, when you can’t stop, or when you can’t move to the next cycle. It may not work for commercial Maytag models for which you have to try slightly complex techniques amongst those mentioned below.
2. Systematic Reset
You can try using other buttons to give an alternate command to the machine for it to follow and reset indirectly.
- Tap on the power/cancel button.
- Choose the cycle.
- Tap on start/pause.
This resetting method helps to fix most of the issues but if it fails to reset one can use the next one. You can use this method to clear the codes.
3. Lid-Lift Method
For this, you simply have to open and shut the washer door 6 times specifically within 12 seconds. This will result in all the components receiving a signal that will lead to resetting the washer.
This method is very effective and is used by technicians when minor techniques don’t work.
4. Cycle Selector knob Method
This method is a little complex. Well, more than the last one but less than this one. This involves a number of steps that are to be followed accurately to obtain the results required.
- Turn the power on
- Rotate the cycle selector knob till it reaches the 12 o’clock position
- Rotate three clicks clockwise
- Rotate one click anticlockwise
- Rotate one click clockwise again
- Lights will begin to blink
- Rotate the knob four clicks clockwise
- Wait until the rinse light flashes
- Tap on the start button
When to use this method? It is used to solve many issues but if this doesn’t help, try the next one.
A little technical but you got this!
- Empty the machine’s drum. Get rid of all the water and clothes.
- Close the lid tightly.
- Plug the machine into the power. Make sure all the indicators are off.
- This way it has entered its standby mode.
- Rotate the cycle selector knob 360 degrees once in a clockwise direction
- Rotate the cycle selector knob 360 degrees thrice in an anticlockwise direction
- Rotate clockwise again followed by anticlockwise once
- Keep an eye on the blinking lights.
- If they don’t blink, carry on the 7th step.
- If the blink, click on the start button to reset the appliance.
When to use this method? It is again very effective as it works almost every time. But if it doesn’t work and you have any specific issues then you need to fix them by additional ways to reset your appliance according to the circumstance.
There are quite a few instances that are more complicated for which you need to try additional methods in order to reset your washer. I’ve mentioned them below.
How to Reset Maytag Bravos XL to Factory Settings?
The procedures mentioned above were applicable for sizes X, XL, or MCT. But for Maytag Bravos XL Washer these might not be able to reset. Then how to Reset Maytag Bravos XL?
The most effective method for this size is fully resetting it.
- Power off your Maytag Bravos XL
- Wait for 30 – 40 minutes
- Plug it again
- Turn on the power
See if it works. If it doesn’t then you need to call the help center or a technician to fix the issue.
How to Reset Maytag Washer Control Board?
In order to reset the control board you first have to follow the quick Reset method.
Turn the power off, and unplug the washer.
Wait for a few seconds and plug it in again.
Open and close the lid 6 times in 12 seconds and long press the knife switch until the LED lights begin to blink. It means that the process of resetting the control board has been completed.
How to Reset LidLock in Maytag Bravo Washer?
Tap on ‘cycle signal’ on the control panel. A lock icon will disappear and the machine’s lock will be deactivated.
Pause the cycle
Lift the lid or open the door in order to take the laundry out
Shut the door and tap on start/pause
Long press the cycle signal button until the lock icon appears
Frequently Asked Questions
Ans. In order to clear (reset) your Maytag Washer you need to unplug for a minimum of 3 minutes and replug it again. If it doesn’t work then you can use other tabs, recalibrate, use a lid-lift method, or try rotating the knob clockwise and anticlockwise following the procedure mentioned above. Make sure all the indicators are inactive prior to following the steps.
Ans. In order to reset your control panel you need to calibrate your washer and put it into diagnostic mode. You can check out the manual as well. You have to rotate the cycle selector knob three clicks clockwise followed by one click anticlockwise and one click clockwise. People use different sequences, out of which the details of the one I mentioned are under the heading of ‘Recalibrate’ above.
Ans. Unplug your washer and wait for a few seconds. Plug it again, open and close the lid 6 times in 12 seconds. This will generate signals enabling the motor to reset.
Ans. You can use alternate buttons to reset in this case.
Long press the ‘pause/ cancel’ button and choose a new cycle. This will reset the code and the error code will disappear.
Resetting a Washer is a skill that comes in handy while doing laundry. Any appliance can undergo issues that one can try to fix by themselves by resetting it. Just by resetting, it can become as good as new. Although it’s not mandatory that the techniques discussed above will work on all Maytag Bravos Washers. If it doesn’t work you have to contact a professional having knowledge about Maytag Washers to fix it.