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How do I fix the error code E1 F3 on my Maytag front-loading washing machine?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The Maytag E1 F3 error code indicates that the oven’s temperature sensor is defective. This error code is displayed when the oven’s temperature sensor is not sending the correct signal to the control board. The temperature sensor is located in the oven cavity near the oven’s heating element. The sensor measures the temperature inside the oven and sends the information to the control board. The control board uses this information to regulate the oven’s temperature. If the sensor is not working correctly, the control board will not be able to regulate the oven’s temperature properly, and the E1 F3 error code will be displayed.

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1. Check for clogged vents

-Remove all items from the washer including the lid -Open the front of the machine -Look for any obstructions in the vents -If you find any obstruction, use a vacuum cleaner to clear the obstruction -Close the front of the machine -Load the laundry and wait for the machine to start up -If the machine does not start, check the vent settings and try again -If the machine still does not start, contact a technician

2. Clean the lint screen

  1. Open the lid of the dryer and remove the lint screen.
  2. Wet a cloth and place it over the opening of the dryer.
  3. Hold the cloth against the lint screen and pull the screen out of the dryer.
  4. Rinse the screen with clear water and place it back into the dryer.
  5. Close the lid of the dryer and start the dryer.
  6. Check the lint screen every 30 minutes to make sure it is clean.

3. Clean the dryer vent

  1. Open the dryer door and remove the screen.
  2. Clean the screen and the inside of the dryer duct with a vacuum cleaner.
  3. Clean the dryer vent with a vacuum cleaner and a wire brush.
  4. Reattach the screen and close the dryer door.

4. Check the heating element

  1. Remove the cover on the top of the dryer. There are six screws holding the cover in place.
  2. Remove the three screws that hold the heating element in place.
  3. Carefully remove the heating element.
  4. If the element is faulty, it may need to be replaced.

Some users might also have success with:

  1. Check the thermostat