Resetting a Maytag Maxima Steam X Front Load Washer

I have a Maytag Maxima steam x front load washer. I have had to call a repair tech once and it cost $200. In mid cycle it throws e01 and f08 codes, the door will not unlock and there is no power. It just did it again a week after repair. Here is my tip. I kept unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in over and over for about 15 minutes, continuously. It finally unlocked and reset itself. I wish I had tried this to begin with. Just don't give up, keep messing with it until it catches.


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June 28, 20160 found this helpful

Was your motor still on. Mine is but door don't open and it will not reset

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February 3, 20190 found this helpful

check your pump, there is an easy to clean trap on your pump. there is a video on youtube that shows how to clean it. stopped my problems and I was receiving the same error code

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May 24, 20200 found this helpful

I've been getting E1 F3 error for a year or two now. Replaced the pressure switch (that didn't help and was probably a waste of $50). I think the drains and pressure lines just need to be cleaned out. it takes a little looking to identify the parts, but it's not hard to do once you're oriented. you can look online and find videos how to disconnect the main drain hose and secondly, there's a trap for the pressure line. The pressure line runs from a switch (that connects to the main control board), which detects the water level. you can find the switch looking from above with the top panel removed - it's near the back left. Now, from behind the washer (remove the top panel held in place by 3 screws (hopefully you already did that to find the pressure switch), and also remove the main rear panel held in by 8-10 screws; don't miss the one in the middle and remove the 4 plastic pieces in the rear). Find the drain tube and remove it- use a flat head screw driver or something similar to pry release the plastic elbow from behind at rear top left; use pliers to release the clamp holding drains in place at rear of washer and at the bottom connecting to the drum.


wash both tubes out (from drum to outside the washer and 2nd tube from outside washer to wall drain). Now, don't forget this part. find the pressure switch and trace the tubing down to the reservoir/trap that connects to another piece of tubing that leads to the drum. Recap: there are three segments. You only need to remove the middle one (it is elbow shaped and has small clamps on both ends). Remove it and wash it out well. Those three things should help. There's just a lot of lint and grime that builds up over time and needs to be flushed out. It screws up the flow and/or the pressure lines for detecting flow when the machine drains water. I'm hoping that'll fix it for a couple of more years... maybe we'll try using that clean cycle more often!

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