Call (323) 792-1970
Customer service:    323-792-1970
Schedule Appointment
Maytag Dishwasher Error Codes

Maytag Dishwasher Error Code 2-1 or F2E1

Encountering the Maytag Dishwasher Error Code 2-1 (or F2E1) signals a potential issue with the user interface control. This error arises when one or more buttons on the control panel become unresponsive, indicating a ‘stuck button’ scenario. Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding and resolving this error:

Error Description:

The 2-1 or F2E1 error code specifically points to a situation where a button on the user interface control is deemed ‘stuck.’ This can impede the normal functioning of your Maytag dishwasher.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Button Check:

    • Begin by inspecting all buttons on the user interface control for responsiveness.
    • If any button fails to register or feels stuck, further action is required.
  2. Disconnect Power:

    Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power, ensuring safety during the troubleshooting process.

  3. Disconnect Wire Harness:

    Disconnect the user interface control wire harness. This involves disassembling the door while leaving the user interface wire harness disconnected.

  4. Power Up with Door Open:

    • Reassemble the door without closing it.
    • Plug in the dishwasher and wait for at least 7 seconds to allow the electronic control board to power up completely.
  5. Check for Stuck Buttons:

    If the electronic control no longer detects stuck buttons with the user interface wire harness unplugged, it initiates the drain pump.

  6. Observe Drain Pump Activity:

    • If the drain pump runs, the likely culprit is a malfunctioning user interface control, and it should be replaced.
    • If the drain pump doesn’t run, it suggests that the electronic control board still detects stuck buttons, prompting a need to replace the electronic control board.

Final Considerations: Resolving the Maytag Dishwasher Error Code 2-1 involves a systematic approach to identify and address issues with the user interface control. Following these steps ensures a thorough inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the faulty components, allowing your dishwasher to resume its optimal performance.

Schedule Appointment