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Maytay MFS35PDFTS D6 Error, door doesn't unlock at end of cycle

  • 1.  Maytay MFS35PDFTS D6 Error, door doesn't unlock at end of cycle

    Posted 12-02-2017 13:33
    I have a maytag MFS35PDFTS door lock issue. At the end of the cycle, the door will not unlock and gives a D6 error. The error Maytag code list states as follows:

    DIAGNOSTIC CODE D6 : DOOR SOLENOID SWITCH CLOSED FAILURE
    If within 30 sec the „DOOR SOLENOID SWITCH" doesn't change state at the end of the cycle:
    Diagnostic Code D6 will be displayed. At the end of the cycle the Door Lock coil is switched off and the "DOOR SOLENOID SWITCH" must open it's contact. If the contact is broken and stay closed forever, the software will give a message to inform the user that the door lock system isn't safe anymore.

    When I turn the breaker off and then back on, the door unlocks. I could assume this means I need to replace both solenoids?

    There is no obstruction to moving parts and all parts move freely. I recently replaced a actuator arm that was bent. Perhaps that is how the arm was bent with this opening problem.

    I really dislike the Maytag door lock system as it seems to have a frequency of weird failures. Any experience of insight to address the problem would be appreciated.

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    Ray Benoist
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Raymond M Benoist
    Toms River NJ
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  • 2.  RE: Maytay MFS35PDFTS D6 Error, door doesn't unlock at end of cycle

    Posted 03-12-2018 18:04
    I did find the fix for this problem. I did two things:
    • Replaced the solenoid coil that does the unlocking
    • Cut a small section from the actuator arm spring to increase tension on the spring to increase the pull to the actuator arm. 
    Problem solved

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    Ray Benoist
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Raymond M Benoist
    Toms River NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Maytay MFS35PDFTS D6 Error, door doesn't unlock at end of cycle

    Posted 03-12-2018 20:01
    Good job and good to know Ray . If you ever thinking about sell those washers please let me know I'm very interested in them . thanks 


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    Linh Nguyen
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Mobile AL
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  • 4.  RE: Maytay MFS35PDFTS D6 Error, door doesn't unlock at end of cycle

    Posted 03-13-2018 13:03
    Linh,

    They are pretty nice units and planning to keep them right now. Please email me your contact information to restaurantguy@comcast.net and I will keep it in case I change my mind.

    I do have about 10 MFRs (
    MFR18PDCWS) that I would be interested in selling. I have too many small machines, so they are not used very much. I looking to clear some out and better utilize the space. Let me know if you are interested. They are located in Island Heights, NJ at the Lovely Laundry.  

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    Ray Benoist
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Raymond M Benoist
    Toms River NJ
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