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20 Common Maytag Microwave Error Codes (Interpreted!)

One thing is true with Maytag microwaves; they don’t hide their problems. I’m talking about the various Maytag microwave error codes that may pop up to point you to a possible malfunction. 

Common error codes on a Maytag microwave include AccuPop Fail, Demo Mode, Open/Close Door, Loc, PF, FCE8, SE, FC1E, FCE2, FCE3, FCE7, FCE8, EO3, and Registration Error, among many others. 

By interpreting these error codes, you can tell if your Maytag microwave has an issue and troubleshoot it. So, you won’t call an expert unless the microwave issue exceeds your attention.

I’ll highlight all these error codes to enable you to get started with the troubleshooting. In most cases, all it takes to clear the microwave error codes is a reset, and I’ll share how to do it.

So, let’s jump into it!

In a hurry, check out a summary of these error codes.

Maytag microwave error codes

Maytag Microwave Error Codes Overview

Error CodeMeaning Quick Fix 
1.AccuPop FailFailed AccuPop sensor Reset the microwave 
2.Demo Mode (dOn/dOff)Active or inactive Demo Mode Hold down the keypad 3+ start button for 5 seconds
3.Open/Close Door Error The door is closed but not started, or an incorrectly shut door Open the door and remove any obstruction and then close the door and restart the microwave
4.Loc/L/Padlock Icon Active Control Lock Hold Start or Cancel for 3 seconds to disable the control lock 
5.SE/E03/F2/F2Q1/ F2E1/F9Q1Keypad or keypad wiring fault Reset the microwave
6.PF or Flashing Power failure or turned-off clockPress Cancel or Cancel/Off
7.Code FC (FCE – E7)Failed router/Wi-Fi connection Reset the microwave and ensure the router is within range
8.FCE8Wrong SAID number entry Re-enter the SAID number correctly
9.Registration Error Failed internet connection or wrong registration entryCheck your internet connection and redo the registration if you did it wrongly
10.E11/E12Gas sensor issue Reset the microwave
11.F8E5Exhaust air-temperature sensor fault Reset the microwave
12.E13/F1E4/F7/F6E0An issue with the control board or associated wiring Reset the microwave
13.E21 Thermal sensor circuit or control board faultReset the microwave
14.E23Failed pre-heat cycleReset the microwave
15.E24 An overheated microwave Reset the microwave
16.E61/E62/E63Failing oven sensor, circuit control board, or associated wiring Reset the microwave
17.F1E1/F6Relay board or associated wiring fault Reset the microwave
18.F2H1/F2H2Failing light switch, vent fan, or associated wiring Reset the microwave
19.Code F9An issue with the relay board, control board, or associated wiring Reset the microwave
20.F4E4/F3HFailing humidity sensor or associated wiringReset the microwave

Maytag Microwave Codes Troubleshooting Guide

1. Maytag Error Code AccuPop Fail 

The AccuPop fail error codes pop up when the AccuPop sensor fails, and as a result, the microwave won’t run normally. 

Quick Fix 

Reset the microwave by turning off its circuit breaker for at least 1 minute and then turning it on. Then run the microwave to see if it’s working fine. 

What does the SE code mean on a Maytag microwave

2. Demo Mode (dOn/dOff)

The microwave will display dOn to show the Demo Mode is active or dOff to show its disabled. So, its fix depends on whether you want to activate or deactivate Demo Mode. 

Quick Fix 

Open the microwave door and long-press keypad number 3 for about 5 seconds and then the start button for 5 seconds to activate the Demo Mode. 

That clears the code dOff. And if you want to deactivate the Demo Mode (or clear dOn), perform the same procedure. 

3. Open/Close Door or Door Error Code 

In most cases, the Open/Close Door error pops up on your Maytag microwave when you close the door for 5 minutes or more without starting it. 

But still, it could indicate an improperly latched door to an obstruction such as packing material, debris, or an oversized dish. 

Quick Fix 

Open and close the door and then restart your microwave. If the door doesn’t close because of an obstruction, remove it. 

4. LOC (L Code or The Padlock Icon)

If your Maytag microwave shows you the LOC/L symbol or the padlock icon, it indicates an active control lock. In such a case, the microwave won’t run until you disable the lock. 

It’s a security feature that prevents kids from operating the microwave. 

Quick Fix 

Press the Cancel or Start button for 3 seconds, depending on the microwave model. 

5. Maytag Microwave Error Codes SE, E03, F2, F2Q1, F2E1 or F9Q1

The SE E03, F2, F2Q1, F2E1, or F9Q1 error code pops up when there’s an issue with the user interface (or keypad) or its associated wiring. As a result, the microwave won’t run normally. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for at least 1 minute and then turn it on to reset the microwave. That should clear the SE error code. 

6. Error Code PF or Flashing 

If your Maytag over flashes (blinks) or display the code PF, it indicates possible power failure or a turned-off clock. 

Quick Fix 

Stop the flashing by pressing cancel or cancel /off on your microwave. That’ll reset the clock. If the code OF persists, call a microwave expert technician. 

7. Maytag Microwave Codes FCE1/FCE2/FCE3/FCE7

The error code FCE1/FCE2/FCE3/FCE7 will likely pop up when the microwave doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi. It could be due to a weak signal, connection timeout, a failing router, or a wiring fault. 

Quick Fix 

Turn the circuit breaker off for 1 minute to reset the microwave. Also, ensure the router is within range. If the error code persists, call an expert. 

8. Maytag Error Code FCE8

Error code FCE8 comes on when you incorrectly enter the SAID number. Sometimes the word Registration Error pops up instead of the code.

Quick Fix 

Try re-entering the SAID number and ensure you do it correctly this time. Also, ensure you selected the right appliance during the registration. But if you can’t fix it, call Maytag. 

Maytag microwave codes

9. Registration Error 

The registration Error Code is just what it sounds like. This error code shows a failed appliance registration, possibly due to a failed internet connection or a wrong SAID number entry (as shared earlier).

Quick Fix 

Ensure your internet connection is working and that you entered the SAID number correctly. You also need to ensure you choose the right appliance during the registration. If not, redo the registration. 

10. Error Code E11 or E12 

The error code E11 or E12 pops up when the gas sensor fails, or there’s an issue with its associated wiring. 

Quick Fix 

Turn the circuit breaker off for 1 minute and then on to reset the microwave, and then try running the microwave. If the error code doesn’t go, then call for help. 

11. Error code F8E5

If there’s an issue with the exhaust air temperature sensor or its associated wiring, the error code F8E5 will pop up and prevent the microwave from running. 

Quick Fix 

Reset the microwave by turning the circuit breaker off for at least 1 minute and then on. Then turn the microwave on to see if it’s working. If it’s not, schedule a service. 

12. Maytag Microwave Error F1E4, E13, F7 Or F6EO

The error code E13, F1E4, F7, or F6EO pops up when the control board or associated wiring has an issue, and as a result, the microwave won’t get hot. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the breaker for at least 1 minute to reset the microwave. 

13. Error Code E21

The control board will likely trigger the error code E21 when it detects a thermal sensor or control board fault. It could also be their associated wiring. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute. Then turn it on and power the microwave back on. 

14. Error Code E23

Your microwave oven is expected to pre-heat within 30 minutes. If it fails to heat up, probably because of an issue with the control board or heater, the E23 error code will pop up. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute and then turn it on before starting the microwave. 

15. Maytag Microwave Error Code E24

The Maytag microwave shouldn’t overheat to reach 500F (or 260C). If it does, primarily due to an issue with the gas sensor, thermal sensor or control board, or associated wiring, the error code E24 will pop up. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute and then turn it on to reset the microwave. 

16. Maytag Error Codes E61/E62/E63

The error code E61, E62, or E63 pops up when there’s an issue with the oven sensor circuit, control board, or associated wiring. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute, then turn it on. 

17. Maytag Microwave Error Code F6 or F1E1

The error code F1E1 or F6 pops up when the relay board or its associated wiring has an issue. In such a case, the microwave won’t run. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for at least 1 minute to reset the microwave. 

18. Error Code F2H2 or F2H1

The error code F2H2 or F2H1 pops up when there’s an issue with the light switch, vent fan, or associated wiring. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute and then turn it on before starting the microwave. 

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19. Error Code F9

The error code F9 will likely appear when the relay board, control board, or associated wiring has a problem. In such a case, the microwave won’t run. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute, then turn it on to reset the microwave. 

20. Maytag Microwave Error Code F4E4/F3H

Lastly, the error code F4E4 or F3H pops up when there’s an issue with the humidity sensor or associated wiring. 

Quick Fix 

Turn off the circuit breaker for 1 minute to reset the microwave. 

People Also ask 

1. What Does The SE Code Mean On A Maytag Microwave?

The error code SE on a Maytag microwave means there’s an issue with the user interface (or keypad) or its associated wiring. To fix it, you need to reset the breaker by flipping it off and then back on after 1 minute. 

2. How Do I Reset My Maytag Microwave?

You can reset your Maytag microwave by flipping its circuit breaker off and waiting 1 minute before flipping it back on. Then monitor the microwave for a while to see if the error code has cleared.  

3. Why Does My Microwave Keep Saying E1?

Your microwave keeps saying E1 because it’s unable to connect to Wi-Fi. The issue could be a weak signal, failed router, or a connection timeout. 

Closing Thought On Maytag Microwave Error Codes:

Discussed are the different error codes that may appear on a Maytag microwave. So, consider the guide when you want to clear the error codes. While you can clear most of these error codes with a reset, consider scheduling a service when you can’t.  

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