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Wassher will not go into spin cycle, indicator/troubleshooting light on controlboard doesn't light at all. Timer is functional. Could this be a lid lockout switch? Iff so how do I troubleshoot? How do I trouble shoot board and motor?

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  • karenk2 Oct 23, 2008

    The pump works fine and will pump water out, but no spin or agitator.

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Could be the carbon brushes have worn down in the motor, or the outflow pipe going into the sump under the sink is blocked.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Debs Oct 23, 2008

    twice on two different washing machines my machine stopped to spin, the first instance it was a matter of changing the carbon brushes in the motor which worked, I had to do this about 3 times over a period of 5 years before i upgraded to a new machine. Then on my new machine which i only had for about two years it stopped spinning because the belt snapped at the back. It was too hard to replace the belt myself and I didn't want to payout for repairs so i just bought a new one. But it is definatley worth checking out the carbon brushes.

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The machine will start a cycle normally, but after the timer reaches a certain point it stops counting down and the machine will continue to agitate until you force it to stop.


Thank you for verifying the model type so many folks post non FAV6800A/FAV9800A questions in this forum machine specific topic area.

FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

You will need the Service Manual for support. I’m an owner like you with a solid repair skills on the machine and will try to help you DIY the repair if we can ID the issue through troubleshooting.

Do you have this condition in all wash cycles? Will a Quick Wash cycle complete? Do you see the Cycle Status LED ever indicate the machine has moved to the Spin Cycle during the wash cycle? This could be a Control Board failure but we need to troubleshoot.

I want to make sure the Wash basket will spin up with a Spin Only cycle selection. Can you select a Spin Only cycle with a empty wash basket. I would release the washer top so you can observe this test. I want to rule out a broken Clutch large wrap spring.

Page 33 of the Service Manual will show you how to release the washer top from the base. In Spin Only cycle raise the top just enough to make sure the wash basket is rotating Counter Clock Wise – CCW with the Spin Only cycle selected and operated.

If the above test doesn’t indicate an issue I would like you to try the Quick Service Cycle test on page 15 of the Service Manual and see if your FAV6800A will pass that test with no clothes in the washer. When you put the machine in Service Mode press and hold simultaneously the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys until the machine beeps and the LED display reads 00. Then press Wash/Rinse Temp to start Quick Service Cycle test. Did the test complete with a PA indication in the display? It will only display the PA code for a few seconds. End of cycle will beep washer will unlock and Cycle Status LED will indicate complete.

Waiting for your reply….Rich

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