It is necessary to talk in detail about what the frequently occurring error code F9 E1 means. If the Maytag dishwasher is operated for a not too long period, then it will be unpleasant for the owner to see it. But there is no need to worry, as this signal is quite common and easy to fix. Experts in the field of technology say that the reason in this case lies in the clogging of the drain hole or in the displacement of the hose.
The appearance of the code F9 E1 in the Maytag machine indicates that there is too much water in the drum and it is difficult to get it out.
Usually the problem is a malfunction of the drain system and can concern any part of it. It is usually caused by a clogged filter or hose, or improper drain placement. Most of these problems are easy to fix on your own.
What to check from the start
When such an error code appears, you immediately need to look at the water level and the intensity of its drain. If it happens slowly, then most often the cause is the jamming of things. Then it is worth examining filters and hoses for clogging.
Experts say that the main reason for this error is the drain hose behind the machine. It is necessary to check it throughout for the presence of bends or kinks that prevent its operation.
At the same time, the location of the part in the pipe should be noted. Its displacement becomes the most common problem when a corresponding error occurs. The element must not protrude more than 4.5 inches into the drain.
In addition, it should be fixed with something stronger than tape. The hole should be completely free of it. The bottom end of the hose should rise 3 feet or more above the floor. If the distance is reduced, siphoning will occur. In this case, water will be poured and removed at the same time.
It also happens that the drain is fixed too high, from 8 or more feet above the floor. Then you need to lower it.
The presence of blockages
When carefully inspecting the hose, you should also pay attention to the presence of blockages.
There are 2 most productive ways to find them. The easiest way is to remove the end of the drain pipe and blow hard there to clean it from the other end. You can also use a “snake” to push through objects stuck in it and free the internal space from blockages. It’s easy to get at the hardware store.
After that, it is necessary to check the condition of the pump filter. He is able to absorb pile, coins and other items. Gradually, they can block the inner cavity of the hose and place it to drain water.
You need to do the following steps:
- Maytag and other Whirlpool dishwashers have a drain pump and filter located on the front.
- It is required to find the corresponding panel located in the front corner, remove it and find the filter.
- After gaining access to it, a round rotary knob will become visible, which is the desired part.
- Place a basin under it and prepare rags to prevent a flood.
- The handle must be turned counterclockwise and then removed to release the filter.
- It must be cleaned with cold tap water and then wiped with a rag. It is possible that some stuck objects will be found inside.
Reset the dishwasher
After checking the drain hose and cleaning the filter, you should look at the error code. The unit must be unplugged, left for 10 minutes, and then plugged back in. Attention must be paid to the drain. If the problem is solved, the symbol should disappear. If it is still visible, then you need to check the pump.
Checking the warranty period
Before checking the drainage, you should study the documents for the equipment. Owners of new models sometimes notice that the deadline has not yet expired. Interfering with the operation of the dishwasher will then void the warranty.
It is also required to examine the resistance of the pump using a multimeter to determine the presence of a malfunction. Such an instrument is similar to an automotive jumper cable, but instead of providing a charge, it serves to measure power transfer.
Inspection of the condition of the drain pump
The part is located under the front panel next to the filter. It is also worth checking the condition of the wires to determine the presence of:
- combustion, etc.
It is also necessary to check the resistance between the 2 terminals. The multimeter should show certain readings. If not, the pump is broken and needs to be replaced. It is relatively inexpensive, $25-109. The price depends on the model and on the completeness of the assembly of the part.
Problems with functioning of Maytag
First you need to make sure that the cord of the dishwasher is connected to electricity. Sometimes her work leads to a displacement of the plug or partial exit from the outlet.
It is necessary to carefully inspect its condition in order to exclude any problems associated with it. Some machines are equipped with a reset button that should be used regularly.
It is also required to inspect the circuit breaker to check its functionality.
Then you need to select the settings and start the cycle. If it does not work out, then a breakdown of the water pump or the control board is not ruled out. In such a case, it is better to call the master.
Resetting Maytag Vehicles
There are 2 reset options to clear error codes.
The first has to do with holding down the power and cancel button. At the same time, a wash cycle must be selected. Then release the button and press “Start-Pause”.
The second is to disconnect the machine from electricity, wait 1 minute and turn it on again. The codes should be gone.
Accessing diagnostic mode in Maytag implements
Many experts do not recommend using the diagnostic mode due to the fact that in this case safety conditions are not taken into account. Yet gaining access to it is not a complicated process.
The appliance must be in standby mode. Then you need to press any button for 3 seconds, except for start, stop or power. These steps must be repeated 3 times in a row.
When the diagnostic mode starts, the lights on the Maytag device will turn on, and after 5 seconds they will turn off. The display will show the code “88”. If other characters are present, they will appear after it.
Uncoded dishwashers will continue to display “88”. Automatic testing will start after 5 seconds. After passing it, to exit the program, you need to press the stop or power button.
Possibilities of manually draining water from the Maytag machine
If the owner is not afraid of dirt, then it is easy to manually drain the water from the unit. In any case, you should prepare a bucket and floor rags.
First you need to turn off the water in the device and disconnect it from the wall. Then you need to get to its back, where the drain hose is located. It needs to be removed. Then, if the door opens, things should be removed from the drum.
Then you need to substitute a bucket or basin under the drain. Remove the drain hose from the hole and lower it into any container where water will rush.