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Fav6800aww washer How long did it take you to perform that fix that you described? Removing the clutch, lubing, etc.

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I have the same FAV6800AWW Neptune Maytag washer. It is 4 1/2 years old and is still working okay. However, recently it started to sound like an airplane taking off when it went into the spin cycle. I think it is a bearing problem of some sort. Help.


  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    How did you get into your washer machine

  • dh1200s
    dh1200s Jan 19, 2009

    To remove front panel see this link;

  • rronster Jan 31, 2009

    FAV6800AWW Clutch is the cuprit. Bearing seized. Could not unseize it because it was rusty. Be careful when you do install the new clutch, tuck it all the way up into where the 2 plastic tabs seat. "Important" - lower the clutch approx1/8 before tighting. "You don't want the bearing tight against the transmission".I put thread lock on mine.

    Good to go......

  • dh1200s
    dh1200s Feb 01, 2009

    Hello rronster,

    Great work! Can you tell me what the part number is of your replacement clutch? p/n 12002211 p/n 25001169 Thank you.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009
  • jandhgold May 11, 2010

    We never got an error code...just no spin and tumblers kept turning in spin cycle. Removed clutch and observed that the pin that connects the spring to the slot in the clutch had dislodged.... hence clutch never engaged. Replaced pin in spring and slot and reinstalled clutch. Ran thru cycles and mangled the spring when the wash cycle started. Next step...order new clutch and hope for the best.
    Thanks for your interest.

  • jandhgold May 11, 2010

    I have a question on how the clutch mechanism works in general. I can understand how the clutch engages when the spring winds tight around the hub. I assume that the motor reverses to drive the tumblers. The spring is then in the unwound position, but it seems that the end of the spring that is in the slot in the clutch would be forcing the clutch in the opposite direction. What am I missing?

  • jandhgold May 11, 2010

    How does one maintain the 1/8 inch spacing when reinstalling the clutch? When retightening the pulley bolt, does'nt the washer automatically snug the pulley up against the shaft?


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  • rronster Feb 09, 2009

    No Error codes on mine. The clutch, must of been developed by NASA:)


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About 2 hr's with a couple coffee breaks and not reseating the clutch pulley properly on the first couple of tries.  I'm sure other forum members did it a bit quicker then me.  Here is what I posted....

“”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, just follow the service manual removal steps to remove the clutch pulley. Pull the plastic cover off the clutch pulley 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 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 4 yr old $1k machine with out trying a fix. If you want to work on this model get the service manual, I found a link on this site, good luck!””

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  • dh1200s
    dh1200s Feb 08, 2009


    I not sure about that, I reseated the clutch up against the shaft and torque down to 98” pounds WAG. I did not use any thread lock, just took me a couple of tries to reseat clutch pulley. Also see this thread. This DIY’er used this P/N 25001169 for clutch replacement much cheaper if you have to replace.

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    dh1200s Feb 09, 2009


    That's my question also… Your are correct, when the FAV6800A goes into spin cycle the motor reverses direction and spins CCW driving the clutch pulley CCW driving the wash basket CCW. Normal wash cycle the motor turns CW to spin the tumblers only. I wish I would have looked closer and took pictures of the clutch and coupler when I had it out on kitchen table. As you probably are aware failure in spin cycle results when in spin cycle the tumblers begin to turn unbalancing the wash load causing the spin cycle to fail with dc/UC errors. The tumblers must not rotate in spin cycle. See this link

    it’s the best description that I have come across explaining the clutch operation in the FAV6800A machine. If you get a better mechanical description of just how the clutch engages the wash basket in spin cycle I would be all ears.

    Has your machine failed in spin cycle? I did not have a hard failure of the clutch ie. broken spring, frozen bearing just a lube job we were back in service, I’m at 39 loads of all sizes with no spin cycle failures.


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This is a Clutch issue.

Google this; Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW

This is a DIY Appliance repair forum and you can get the Service Manual and owner repair support at that site..

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's not the best SM but will get you started. I also have repair post in that sticky to help with the most common issues (this issue) that I have helped owners with. I'm an owner of a FAV6800AWW top load machine.
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Apr 22, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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My Magtag FAV6800aww runs for a bit then flashes UC and then will not move past that UC flash. We replaced the clutch but still have that problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

My first suggestion is go to a true DIY forum and submit your question. I moved/post on a couple of real good DIY forums. I look back here once in awhile to help owners that are having issues that I feel they can DIY.

I can't find most of my repair post in this forum. This forum to me is a "Call In a repair tech forum" for this model and that is OK if you can't do basic DIY repairs.

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;

Appliance Repair Forums > Appliance Repair Talk > Washers > Maytag/Magic Chef/Admiral/Jenn-Air

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. I also have repair post in that sticky to help with the most common issues with the machine.

1. Did you do the work or a repair service?

2. Did you re-lube the One-Way Roller clutches needle bearing in your new clutch? I recommend clean with WD-40 and re-lube with Slick 50 One-Lube.

3. You may have a Leaky Tub seal and it may be time to do an Outer Tub rebuild.

Google this; ""FAV6800A/FAV9800A Outer Tub bearing replacement"" and read the process this is another real good DIY forum.

If you replaced the clutch you are more than qualified to rebuild the Outer Tub. Cost are in the ball park of $60

Feb 12, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have the same problem, same machine. The washer will complete the spin cycle if the machine is empty, but when loaded it gives the DC code and shuts off before the final spin>

Most of the time this is a Clutch malfunction. See if this post will help.

Clutch Fix

A no to low cost fix would be to drop out the Clutch Pulley and clean and re-lube One-Way roller clutches. The early series use a upper One-Way Roller clutch bearing ring. I explain in the post how to I.D. you series with the first two digits of your S/N.

If you decide to DIY and need any help post back. Sometimes this site dosen't auto notify me. I may not get notified buyt will check form time to time.

I'm on four other appliance DIY sites Google dh1200s FAV6800AWW and you will find me.

Oct 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Washer still stops spinning at 7 minutes after clutch cleaning

When you did your Clutch Maintenance how much rust was present on the One-Way Roller Clutches, the Spinner Shaft Coupler did you series use upper One-Way Roller Clutches bearing ring?

How long ago was the Clutch maintenance performed

Any error codes with the ""stopps spinning at 7 minutes""?

What is the Series number of your FAV6800A?

Did you ues this Clutch Fix post to clean up and check that the One-Way Roller clutches are locking up solid in the CCW/Spin direction for both the Clutch Pulley mounted One-Way Roller Clutches if you series machine uses the Upper Bearing Ring?

If so then I would take that same wash load and run Quick Spin Test page 14 of the Service Manual. You may have to center the wash basket load (balance) before you start the test.

Will the machine step thru the all the RPM rages from 90 RPM to 85. which = 850RPM.

If not try the same test with out the load.

Let's rule Outer Tub Bearing drag........Rich

Jun 15, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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See the first part of my Clutch Fix I describe the process and have links to the Service manual.....Rich

Apr 25, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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My Maytag Neptune TL FAV6800AWW stops on the spin cycle (~11 min). I can see and hear the tub tumbling kind of hard even though it has small amount of clothes. I already removed the clutch and lubed with...

Thank you for posting your Model number very much appreciated. Did you follow my Clutch Fix post for the clutch maintenance you performed? Did your Clutch Pulley use the upper bearing ring as I show in that post? When you stop on Spin Cycle do you have an unbalance error code such as dC or uC. What are the first two digits of your Serial Number it will be 10 thru 17 range. I?m an owner and will I?ll try to help?..Rich

Apr 09, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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You have a Clutch malfunction read this post Clutch Fix. You may be able to get away with just a Clutch One-Way Roller bearing clean up and re-lube. What are the first two numbers of your Serial Number it will be 10 thru 17?

That is your Series number. Series 10 and 11 from what little feedback I have received from FAV6800A/FAV9800A owners use the upper bearing ring you will see described in the Clutch Fix post.

Here is where the Serial number is located if you haven’t already observed. Thank you for calling out your model number. This board is structured very poorly for not asking up front info of model number and serial number. Let me know if I can help…..Rich


Mar 25, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Help! I have read all the info on the UC error. Our

Rick, I on lunch break at work so this will be quick response. Removing the clutch is where I would have you start. Have you thrown dc errors in the past. I would remove the clutch and clean up and re-lube the One-Way roller clutch bearing. I'm concerned about the spin cycle noise it if you have not had dC unbalance errors in the past. When you remove the clutch let me know if your series FAV6800AW uses the upper bearing ring on the clutch. If so inspect re-lube if not rusted up and re-install with the re-lubed One-Way roller clutch bearing in the Clutch Pulley assembly. If you still have the loud noise on spin up of the wash basket I think you may be approaching an outer tub bearing replacement job. If you could let me know the first two digits of you serial number of your machine. Those digits represent your series of machine. Here is a link to the post on Clutch maintenance/replacement that I put together. URL just in case the hyper link dose not work Shout back if you have questions I?ll try to help?. Rich

Nov 19, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I Have a Neptune HE TL fav6800aww and it keeps giving me the DC error code which i understand is a balance code but i emptied the washer and ran it and still get the code?


The FAV9800AW the dc/UC errors are caused by a clutch malfunction.

Your machine is shutting down with those errors so your Tub Displacement Sensor is working as designed.

Fix the Clutch malfunction and you can wash a single sock or a load of blue jeans and you will not take the dc or UC unbalance errors. See this post for the fix.

It is a tight work area but if you are handy you can get away with a re-lube of the One-Way rollre clutches in the clutch pully you could be working today. If you need to replace tthe clutch I recommend a $60 clutch. Call in a repair service and you are looking at around $300. I will help you thru the process.

Post back if you have questions or need help.


Oct 11, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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What is the problem? My FAV6800AWW had DC/UC error code problem in spin mode. Lubed the clutch needle bearings and this fixed the issue. This was fairly easy fix, just very tight working area. If this is your problem I will give you the details. Washer was purchased in 7/05 this is a common issue with this washer.

Service manual is recommended for us rookies. I found one on line or I believe it can be requested from Maytag.

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