FH error code during wash

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelMFW9800TQ0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Pepin From Waltham, MA

May 10, 2011

18 out of 25 people found this instruction helpful

Ran diagnostics for this model (you can look for its service manual on the web which details how to do this). The diagnostics said the cold water inlet valve or the flow-meter were broken. To pin the issue down to one component, I switched the cold/hot water control cables going into the inlet valve assembly and switched the cold/hot water hoses. Ran diagnostics again and the cold water and flow meter passed but got a failure on the hot water inlet valve. This pointed to a bad cold-water inlet valve. I ordered a replacement at PartsSelect. Installation took less than ten minutes. Machine runs like a dream. Before all this I called a service center, and without even looking at the machine, they quoted no less than $300. But with a little reading and some sleuth work, I ended up paying only $70 for the part + S/H.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS1485990

$47.68
In Stock