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Why is my Maytag Bravo washer Model #MTW6600TBO displaying sd,ld, and F50 error code?

My washer will fill up and agitate but when time to spin out for rinse cycle the code sd will show...the pump stays running but won't pump out! Then the ld code appears..then F50 and machine does nothing. I've replaced the pump 2 times at $120 each just for the part . The machine is only 2 years old!! Please help if you can!

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error please check for the following:

Check for kinked or clogged Drain Hose: Remove any obstructions in the drain hose / stand pipe / utility sink. Straighten the hose to remove any kinks. If the washer is unable to drain due to a kinked or restricted drain hose, the washer may not spin.

Check for Standpipe higher than 8 feet above the floor:The pump is not powerful enough to pump water to heights greater than 8ft. The water will remain in the basket.

Check for excessive suds in the washer: Drain pumps cannot drain suds out of the washer.

To clear the suds condition: Check the drain hose and make sure the hose is not plugged or kinked

Press pause/cancel twice to clear the display

Run the machine through a Rinse/Spin cycle using cold water, then a Normal cycle using cold water.


: Do NOT add any additional detergent.

This will remove much of the remaining detergent held in the fabric. This step may have to be repeated to remove all the detergent.

If the appliance does not accept inputs from the control panel, follow the Hard Reset steps below to reset the control:

Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.

Plug the power cord into the wall outlet or turn the breaker back on and wait 30 seconds.

Press the Pause / Cancel / Stop button twice to clear the display.

Start a short cycle, to check operation of the appliance, by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the appliance starts.


: If the Hard Reset does not work, there may be an internal failure with the appliance, that requires service.



error code is caused by using the wrong detergent or excessive amounts of detergent.

To correct the issue:

Make sure to use HE detergent.

Note: Using Non - HE Detergent will cause oversudsing and can damage the washer.

Do not use too much detergent.


: If using HE 2x - 5x concentrate detergent, reduce the amount being used.

The washer will try to run a mini-clean out cycle using cold water and a 5 minute pause to clear the suds.

If this cycle does not clear the display and complete the cycle the clothing may need to be rinsed by hand and then rewashed without detergent.

I have included a list of all the error codes and what they indicate below this includes the F50 error code. I recommend scheduling a service repair so a technician can properly diagnose and repair your washer.
by Manage My Life
May 13th, 2010
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