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How can I fix the Maytag Bravos XL with the LF code?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Maytag Bravos XL LF code indicates a long fill time. This error code typically occurs when the water pressure is too low or the water inlet valve is not fully open. Other potential causes include a clogged water filter or a restricted water supply line.

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1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged

  1. Remove the cover on the bottom of the machine.
  2. Locate the drain hose. It is a coiled metal tube that goes down into the drain below the machine.
  3. Inspect the drain hose for any signs of kink or obstruction. If there is a problem, fix it by using a pipe snake or a plunger to remove the obstruction.
  4. Replace the drain hose if necessary.

2. Check the washer's fill hoses to make sure they are not kinked or clogged

  1. Open the front cover of the washer.
  2. Look for any hose that is kinked or clogged. If you find a kink or obstruction, use a plunger or a hose snake to clear it.
  3. Look for any other areas where water could be pooling or spilling. If you find an area where water is spilling or pooling, use a plunger or a hose snake to clear it.
  4. Close the front cover of the washer.

3. Clean the washer's filters

  1. Open the front cover of the washer and locate the filters.
  2. Remove the two filters by pressing down on them and pulling them out.
  3. Wash the filters in hot water and detergent.
  4. Rinse them off and place them back in the washer.
  5. Close the front cover and turn on the washer.
  6. Check the error code on the machine. If the code is no longer displayed, the filters have been successfully cleaned.

4. Run a maintenance cycle to clean the washer

  1. Unplug the washer from the electrical outlet.
  2. Remove the four screws that hold the front panel in place.
  3. Lift the front panel off of the washer.
  4. Remove the soil filter and the lint filter.
  5. Remove the spray arm and the agitator.
  6. Remove the large washer drum.
  7. Remove the small washer drum.
  8. Remove the agitator blade and the guide rod.
  9. Remove the belt.
  10. Remove the pump and the motor.
  11. Clean the bearings and the gears with a solvent.
  12. Clean the pump and the motor with a solvent.
  13. Clean the washer exterior with a solvent.
  14. Install the new belt and the spray arm.
  15. Install the large washer drum, the small washer drum, the agitator blade and the guide rod.
  16. Install the soil filter and the lint filter.
  17. Install the spray arm and the agitator.
  18. Install the front panel.
  19. Plug the washer into the electrical outlet.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Contact Maytag for service.