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MVWB765FW0 Maytag Washer - F0 E5 Error


Premium Member
Nov 11, 2022
United States
Model Number
1-5 years
Not too long ago, I had to replace both a gearcase and agitator to my Maytag MVWB765FW0 washer.

Operation is now spotty. Every once in a while (if I had numbers, I'd guess every 4th or 5th load?) washer stops somewhere mid-cycle and shuts down leaving my clothes too wet for the dryer.

When it shuts down doesn't seem consistent since the remaining water might be soapy or there might be fabric softener or fabric softener and OxyClean still in the tray.

The first time I checked error codes, I found F0 E5 and an F7 (over temperature IIRC. I lost my note. :(). I cleared the error codes to make sure nothing old was in there and every time it stops, it's always for F0 E5.

The point I'm getting at is, out of balance isn't new, but they weren't happening as often as they are now.

It seems to be a big coincidence this problem seems to be happening more often after replacing the gearcase and agitator. So did I mess something up or knock something loose?

Where do I start looking?
Yes, F0E5 Off Balance Load

Fault is displayed when an off balance condition is detected--->Check for weak suspension.
Basket should not bounce up and down more than once when pushed.
Items should be distributed evenly when loading.

Does the Basket bounce up and down more than once when pushed? With no clothes in it?

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