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Clutch on maytag neptune

Need help with clutch replacement, how is yours working out now?

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  • loucastro66 Feb 21, 2009

    We have our machine open and can't figure out how to get to the clutch.

    Either southernbrin's or nysdaniels please help!

    Lou

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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, 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 believe I saw a posting where someone did. 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.


Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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    dh1200s Feb 22, 2009

    Lou you need the Service manual to start, pull it from this URL

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r1655507-fo... _top_load

    I leaned the washer back to get a better reach angle and jacked up the tub a bit to get my hands in there. It is a tight work area but can be done. The bolt is I believe 3/8” I used a socket wrench and I believe you need to turn CCW to remove try CW if that dosen't work. Follow the instruction for the clutch removal page 46 and 47. Did you take dc/UC errors on your machine? See my post about inspecting spring and clutch bearings in hub I had no hard falure (spring or rusted bearings) just a re-lube and I been service since mid Dec. with 40+ loads of all size with no issues. Getting the clutch seated was a bit tricky for me but can be done. I did not use a lock washer or thread lock. I would just reassembly and if the clutch is properly seated on the shaft it will stay on as designed. Good Luck

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    dh1200s Feb 22, 2009

    Let me try that URL again

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r1655507-fo...



    If it dosen't work go to Tips and Tricks on this forum.

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Everything has been working great since the clutch was installed correctly.  Have run at least 50 loads without a problem.  I am keeping my fingers crossed. 

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