I unfortunately have a Maytag Neptune Top LOader 6800 that for the second time I left the lid open for an hour or so. Now the machine keeps buzzing the "OP" error (lid open) even when it's not and the wash cycle will not begin. I unplugged the machine for a day in hopes it would reset it has not PLEASE HELP
I had that same problem. I lift the top up by using a screwdriver and pushing in clips that are in the front. Lift lid carefully from the front. A hinge in the back will hold the back of the lid. Look where locks are located and see if they are connected. On my washer the connection was barely on. I reconnected the lock and have not had problem since. Good luck.
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Most times this issue is caused by loss of signaling thru the Left Hand Lid Lock.
1st check for a Lid Magnet out of position. This is an easy check if you have a couple key holder magnets or a similar magnet that you can place over the Left side grey lid bumper. Let's see if you can close the Magnetic Reed Relay switch with an external magnet and send +12VDC up to the Control Board and clear the "OP" error code. If that doesn't clear the "OP" error code we will need to remove the Left Hand Lid Lock and check to see if corrosion is part of the issue. Because of its proximity to that nasty bleach dispenser it will cause issues. Here is the lid lock to order. Here is a picture of a bad lid lock.
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;
See if an external magnet over the left grey lid bumper will clear the OP error code.
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;
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 troubleshootingLeft 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.
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.
Here is the pic from page 33.
This will get the clothes out.
With the washer top raised gently push to Left and Right lid lock latches to outside of the lid the unlock position. You can now lower the washer top to the base. Do you want to DIY the OP error code? The OP error code could be caused by a Lid Magnet out of position.To do a quick check with the lid open power up the washer.Do you have the OP error code showing?If so take a large magnet and place it over the grey left lid bumper and see if the OP error code will clear the LED display. A Pic for reference;
If that doesn’t clear the OP error code we would need to do deeper troubleshooting. Are you up for that? Let me know……Rich If that doesn’t clear the OP error code we would need to do deeper troubleshooting. Are you up for that? Let me know……Rich
See this post Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting .I discuss Left Hand Lid Lock troubleshooting for error codes OD,OP FL, FO all related to Left Hand Lid Lock issues.I also provide a link to purchase a replacement Left Hand Lid Lock if you don’t want to deal with a DIY fix.
Evidently the "OP" code indicates the lid is "open". Solution in my case: I had to replace a wire on the lid switch that a
had rusted and no longer connected to the switch resister.
There is a magnet in the left, front corner of the plastic lid insert. When the lid is closed, this magnet sets on top of the tan colored plastic pad on the left front top of the base washer unit. When the lid is closed, the magnet activates two, small metal rods on each end of a resister within the white. You have to pop up the top of the washer base to gain access to the switch, Good luck,
I have replaced my right lid lock twice and the second one just went bad. The left one does not matter, only the right one tells the washer the lid is locked. I think the bleach cup is the problem, bleach corodes the metal contacts in the lock. Try removing the plug and cleaning the contacts. I am going to bypass this lock I am not buying any more parts for this unit!
People have reported replacing this lock several times in unser two years.