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Maytag Dishwasher Error Codes

Maytag Dishwasher Error Code 5-2 or F5E2

Your Maytag dishwasher, equipped with advanced technology, communicates through error codes to alert you to potential issues. The 5-2 or F5E2 error code specifically signals that the control board detects a problem with the door not opening as expected between cycles. This is a crucial step in the dishwasher’s operational sequence, and failure to recognize the door opening can prevent the initiation of subsequent cycles.

Error Description:

The electronic control board anticipates the door to open between cycles. If it doesn’t register this action, the dishwasher assumes the door is still closed and won’t initiate the next cycle. This error is designed to ensure proper functioning and prevent potential safety hazards.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Cancel the Cycle: If you didn’t manually open the door between cycles, start by canceling the current cycle. This action serves as a reset, allowing the dishwasher to reevaluate the door status.
  2. Open and Shut the Door: Following the cycle cancellation, manually open and securely close the dishwasher door. This ensures that the door switch registers the proper movement.
  3. Attempt a New Cycle: Initiate a new cycle to see if the dishwasher now recognizes the door’s status. If the cycle starts successfully, the issue may have been a momentary glitch.
  4. Door Switch Assessment: If the problem persists, the door switch may be defective. Unplug the dishwasher and then plug it back in to simulate the door opening. If the cycle starts after this simulation, it indicates a potential issue with the door switch.
  5. Replace Door Latch Assembly: In cases where the door switch isn’t detecting the door opening, consider replacing the door latch assembly. This component is integral to ensuring the proper functioning of the door switch.

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