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There will always be some residual water left in the outer tub after draining. This is normal for most washers. Purchase a container of Oxy-clean and cycle the washer a few times using hot water settings with a half-cup of Oxy-clean added to each cycle. This will help remove any organic matter left behind that might be causing odors.
Make sure you are not over filling the washer, when my mother in-law does the laundry, it ends in a tangled mess. However when I wash them, no problem I shake the clothes out before I put them in and I try not to overload the washer.
What you have is a worn thrust bearing, a common failure on these machines. When the motor reverses for spin, the cam actuator on the main drive pulley release the brake which is holding the tub still for agitation. If the tub was allowed to move freely during the wash cycle the clothes would end up knotted, tangled, and not too nice. Whilst the motor is turning in the direction of agitate the water remains in the washer. For spin, the motor comes to a screeching halt, and starts in the opposite direction, this makes the pump discharge the water and the tub begin to spin,that is IF the brake gets released. I found the most marvelous repair pictorial on replacing one of these HERE
Continuous Unbalanced Circuit.
Improper signal from Tub
• Very small clothes loads can cause unbalanced
loads - add additional towels.
• Excessive suds may have been present.
• Check Tub Displacement Sensor connection and
main harness connector at machine control board.
• Check Tub Displacement Sensor for 0 to 3.0 Volts
DC output voltage between ground and the board
input. Check for 12 Volts DC input voltage between
the ground and the board output. Only check for
voltage at the Tub Displacement Sensor. Do not
perform a continuity check. See Tub Displacement
• Excessive motion was detected in spin Run Quick
Spin Test with an empty tub to check Tub
Displacement Sensor and machine control board.
• Check for restricted drain system.
I just did a repair on my FAV6800AAW by lubricating the needle bearings in the clutch pulley hub, the tub displacement sensor checked OK per the service manual check. I was getting dc/uc errors in the spin cycle, washer was purchased in 7/05. I have basic mechanical skills and used a socket wrench to remove clutch pulley hub, just follow the service manual removal steps to remove clutch pulley hub. Pull the plastic cover off the clutch pulley hub and inspect the spring, clean/lube needle bearings and the clutch hub coupler that drives spinner shaft. I used WD40 I may need to re-lube down the road with a good light grease. It took a few tries for me to get the clutch pulley hub to stay on after re-install and power up, getting the clutch pulley seated properly is the trick. I did not remove the washer tub for this fix, I just leaned the washer back to get a better reach angle, it is a tight work area. I did not want to junk 3.5 yr old $1k machine with out trying a fix. If you want to work on this model get the service manual, I found it online and I believe you can order it in PDF format from Maytag. Good luck! I just went thru my 10th load of a mix of light, medium and heavy loads and all work fine no unbalance errors (DC/UC). Doesn’t fix the tangle problem :) Prior to this fix I could only run the washer with no clothes in it to complete a cycle with no dc/uc error codes.
does the washer have paddles on the inside of the drum if it doesnt then try putting alittle less clothing if there is too much clothing then the items tenned to get pushed together and tangle themselves up which means together they are to heavy to spin