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stopped before compleing last cycle, code PF

Maytag Washing Machine MAH5500BWQ stopped in the last cycle, code PF.

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Douris, if your washer displays PF that means Power failure and is displayed when Power to the machine has been lost during the last cycle. This may occur on start up of a new machine due to factory testing. Of course in your case it is not caused by that, what does your washer do right now?


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I would first unplug it and let it sit for five minutes to allow it to reset, then plug it back in and see if it i working.

Water Inlet Valve

If the washer stops mid cycle the water inlet valve cold water side may have failed. Most washers have a cold water rinse and so if they can't fill with cold water they just sit indefinitely waiting for the cold water to enter. If there is cold water to the water inlet valve and the cold water works in other parts of the cycle - or to make warm water - the valve is not the problem.

Main Control Board

If the washer stops mid-cycle the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check other causes first such as the lid or door switch and other components.


If the washer stops mid cycle the timer might be defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components before replacing this timer.

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I have also heard that code PF is Power Failure---does this make sense?


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