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Maytag Neptune LR, Locked Rotor error code. What do I do. I live in Pasadena, CA

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Check out the motor control board near the floor on the right side. These have a high failure rate on the Neptunes. Maytag redesigned both the motor and motor control board to be more reliable. While inspecting this board, you are looking for a blown 10 amp fuse and /or burnt components. If you have either... then you will need the the new motor conversion kit which includes the motor, motor control board and the wire harness.

See www.neptunewaxmotor.com for disassembly photos and other Neptune information.



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Maytag Neptune front loader, model # MAH5500BWW had a digital error code reading Lr. Will not agitate or spin out.


the LR code means "Locked Rotor". when this happens the cause is one of two items. 1) the circuit boardat the top of the unit has lost connection to the motor and its controlboard at the bottom (connector loose) or 2) the motor and or controlboard at the bottom have trashed and need to be replaced (P/N12002039).
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Jul 11, 2008 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Error code LR


LR stands for "Locked Rotor." For some reason, the main board isn't detecting motor movement. The causes are too numerous for this format. Best to call a tech.

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Oct 28, 2014 | Washing Machines

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It said Lr on screen and stops


LR = Locked Rotor on the motor. Many things can cause this. Please contact me, with more details willing to help all I can.

Apr 12, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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My Maytag washer will not complete a cycle. The code Lr is display on the front of the washer. I have pulled the plug and reset the breaker.


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LR stands for locked rotor. The code is returned by the Motor Control Unit (an electronic module connected to the motor and to central control unit). The code is returned when no motion from motor rotor is detected. With many models LR may be due to a factory defect. Please call Maytag and check if any recall has been issued for error LR concerning your washer model. If recall has been issued you will get a kit comprising a new motor and wiring harness.

You can also try temporarily resetting the error by disconnecting power at circuit breaker (or unplugging power cord). If the error message is prompted again call Maytag.

Regards.

Ginko

Aug 08, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

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We have a maytag neptune washer and it is suddenly not working and displaying a code of LU it kinda looks like>?


perhaps and lr??? LR--- means locked rotor assy. you will need to replace your motor control board and motor assy, comes as a kit not a bad repair (NEPTUNE REPAIR KIT) if thats indeed the issue you seeing that is

Oct 09, 2010 | Maytag Neptune Washer

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I have an Maytag neptune with an error code of Lr. It fills but doesn't seem to turn when washing.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Lr means locked rotor, this issue occurs due to locked rotors, you'll need to check the rotor wiring and windings. If the wiring is good and windings are not burnt then you'll need to replace your motor and motor control board. These are sold as one unit, it is a 3 phase motor and one of the phases is bad. A little power surge can damage the boards. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.

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Oct 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Getting error code LR


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Thanks for using FixYa. Lr means locked rotor, this issue occurs due to locked rotors, you'll need to check the rotor wiring and windings. If the wiring is good and windings are not burnt then you'll need to replace your motor and motor control board. These are sold as one unit, it is a 3 phase motor and one of the phases is bad. A little power surge can damage the boards. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Oct 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Displays lr code


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error Lr means locked rotor, this issue occurs due to locked rotors, you'll need to check the rotor wiring and windings. If the wiring is good and windings are not burnt then you'll need to replace your motor and motor control board. These are sold as one unit, it is a 3 phase motor and one of the phases is bad. A little power surge can damage the boards. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.


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Sep 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Lr code went into service mode but wont respond to commands model #fav6800aww


Tom,

The LR error code can be a tough one to troubleshoot but I'll see what if any help I can be.

The LR code stands for Locked Rotor.
If you Power Cycle the 120VAC to the machine will the error code clear?
What cycle was the machine in when you took the error code wash, spin?
If you remove the front panel and with the 120VAC power cord removed from the service outlet can you rotate the Clutch Pulley CCW (Spin direction) or CW (wash/agitate) direction.
Sounds like you have the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual.
Let’s see if the drive system is free and not locked up…………Rich

Jul 30, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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