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Neptune TL error code op

The lid is open now, however when you close lid and press start button a op error code flash i

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  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    Having the SAME problem. The machine is only 5 years old and costs ALOT of money. Very upsetting. I would like to fix this myself but do not see any solutions. Please notify if you have one--thanks.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    WELL I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM TOO. I WILL TRY TO DO THIS. WILL THIS REALLY WORK?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    its the same as the others it is open. but when i close the lid and press start, it beeps and OP code comes on.

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This forum member’s solution is going in the right direction I’m going to give you a bit more info to troubleshoot the issue if you want to DIY the repair. You have lost signaling from the left lid lock to the control board. The lid magnet could be out of position here is a quick check to try. Raise the lid then press Spin Only key, press on and you should throw the OP alarm to the console. With the lid open place a magnet on the left bumper as shown in this pic. If the OP alarm fails to clear we rule out the lid magnet as out of position.
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Next step is to raise the washer top as shown on page 34 of the Service Manual
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
To raise the top of the machine insert a flat blade putty knife approximately 2.5” from the left and right sides of the washer top, depress the spring tabs securing machine top to the washer base. See page 33 of the SM for putty knife insertion point.

Disconnect the washer power cord. We can try to reseat the Left Lid Lock a couple of times to see there is there is corrosion causing a issue. Removing the plug is difficult so be careful. See page 34 of the SM, the plug you are going to reseat is shown in the pic on page 34 next to the tech’s thumb in that pic. After reseating a few times power up the machine try a Spin Only cycle, close the lid and hit the on button and see if the left lid lock is signaling the control board that the lid is closed. If you still take the OP alarm then it’s time to remove the left lid lock and inspect for corrosion or a broken wire on the magnetic reed relay. Some owners have found that corrosion has caused the soldered lead ends on the on the magnetic reed relay to break off. They can be soldered back on. See pic’s for corrosion issues and the lead that has broken off the magnetic reed relay.
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Follow the SM to remove the left lid lock be careful when you release the tabs on the left lid lock case halves for inspection they break of very easy. Post back if you still need help. If you need to replace the left lid lock here is the part number 25001048 and a link, another. Good luck.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • ritter337 Jul 21, 2011

    I took the part off as instructed and noticed it is enclosed in a plastic case that clips together.
    I opened up the enclosure and found a wire had corroded off inside. I soldered the wire back in place and magic it is off and running again. There was also corrosion which I cleaned up this could help the function and longevity.

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I have an OP message on my Maytag washer FAV6800A/FAV9800A . The washer is not locked I can open the lead ...when I close the lid and start the washer the OP error comes up. Any help will be...


If you get no help at this forum Google This ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""

5th post down you will find the SM and support for the "OP" error code. You have lost signaling thru the Left Hand Lid Lock............DH1200s

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Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer Code reads "OP" what does this mean?


Go here Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW

read the 7th post down ""issues related to the Left Hand Lid Lock for FAV6800A or FAV9800A machines.""

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When I press the start botton the OP botton continue to flash, and the machine wont start.


Google "Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"

You can get the Service Manual from that site 5 post down. I have some post in the sticky for troubleshooting the OP error code along with some pics of the left hand lid lock. Post in that forum and I will help you get the machine back in service.

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Machine will not come on, the letter OP appears in the on window.


You have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid lock.

The 1st easy test is with the lid open place a magnet over the Grey Bumper on the left side and see if the OP error code clears.

I can't find my post on this forum, nothing is indexed and the search function is terrible.

I don't want to put in a direct link to the washer repair forum of my choice so put in your browser this phrase; Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW

This is a true DIY Appliance repair forum.

In the Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW 5 post down you will find a link to the Service Manual. You absolutely need the Service Manual to DIY issues with the machine. It

Feb 15, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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It says lid is open but its not


You have lost signaling thru the lefthand lid lock

Google this "Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"

Go to the 5 post in the sticky for the Service Manual and within the Sticky I describe the issue of OP, OD, and FL error codes.

Ypu don't mention in your description but I assume your machine is throwing an OP or DO error code.


I describe how to diagnosis and repair the issue.

Jan 29, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have maytag neptune tl,i moving3 week ago i do a coneccion and a have a cod en tha machine OP,and dont do nothing.


Sorry should read ""Confirm the model number and the 1st two digits if the serial number and I will see if I can help. Is the machine a FAV6800A or FAV9800A? Any error unbalance codes during the spin cycle like dc or UC? ""


You have lost signaling thru the left hand lid lock or have a lid magnet out of posistion.

With the lid open try placing a magnet over the left hand grey lid bumper with the lid open.

If the OP error code clears then it's a Lid Magnet issue. If the OP error code dosen't clear we need to troubleshoot the Left Hand lid lock or replace. I prefer to troubleshoot further before buying a part. Let me know what you want to do. If you want to troubleshoot/DIY the repair we need to move your issue to a better DIY appliance repair forum. Try the external magnet first and rule out a Lid Magnet out of position issue.

See pics;




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See if an external magnet over the left grey lid bumper will clear the OP error code.

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Nov 03, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Why does it say "op" when i press the start button?


The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.




I feel you have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid Lock for Lid is Open/ Lid is Closed.

First check is to place a magnet over the Left Hand grey bumper and while watching the LED display see if the OP error code clears. If it does you have a lid magnet out of position. See the Service Manual for access to the Lid Magnet.

See Pic;

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If an external magnet over the Left Hand grey bumper doesn’t clear the OP error code with the lid open then See this Link for troubleshooting Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting. I discuss the OD error code but the OP error code troubleshooting is very similar. If the lid Magnet is not out of position then I feel you have a broken lead at the Magnetic Reed relay or severe corrosion issues with the Left Hand Lid Lock preventing Lid Open/Lid Closed status signaling to the Control Board in the Console.

FAV6800A/FAV9800A replacement Left Hand Washing Machine Lid Lock - 25001048

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns…….Rich

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"OP" ERROR CODE


Take a look at this post, it’s for troubleshooting an OD alarm but you can follow the same troubleshooting path to see if you have a lid magnet out of position or a broken lead on the magnetic reed relay located in the left lid lock. The lid magnet operates the magnetic reed relay to signal the lid is closed/the lid is open. Try an external magnet on the left bumper and see if that clears the OP error code with the lid open. If it doesn’t I would try reseating the left lid lock plug (possible corrosion issues). If that doesn’t clear the OP alarm it would be time to pull the life lid lock out of the machine and inspect for a broken lead on the magnetic reed relay or other corrosion issues with the left lid lock. The left lid lock is in a location near the bleach dispenser. Links to the SM are in that post and a link for parts look up. Post back if you have questions

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Code OP means lid is open. If it really isn't, then the problem is with the switch that sense whether the lid is shut or not. Could be bad switch or bad connection.

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The washer lid is open. The lid must be closed to start cycle. Close the lid and press Start/Pause.

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