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The barrel wobbles so bad it kicks off the machine with error UD

All at once, this Neptune TL FAV6800AWW failed to spin out on any cycle due to excessive wobble. This machine has an auto load balance feature and goes thru it about 3 times before quitting. Changing the position of the clothes in the machine does not apply.There is not any excessive noice other than wobble.

The two front struts and the two rear struts seem OK. Everything else looks fine. The machine will spinout without a load but a single item inside will cause failure.

I assume the problem to be the struts but which ones and why would they fail all at once? I do not think electrical is a problem and the transmission is quiet and seems to be working OK. There is a tick as the barrell starts to spin but even that goes away with speed.

What could be wrong?

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This was my issue several weeks ago, very common problem with the FAV6800AWW.

""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""

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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The wash basket should not rotate CW. If the the wash basket will not rotate CCW then I feel the One-Way Roller Clutch bearing is seized. If you place the washer cycle in a Spin Only cycle I believe you may see the same fail process with no error code.


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I won't offer any more help on this site it is just to difficult to work issues. You can see by past ratings I know the machine and have helped owners. If you are not the DIY type then callin in a Service Repair will cost $65 to $90 range and more than likely they will not have a clue. Go thru the FAV6800A forum here and search the post. i.e. this is typical repair service result for support........ http://www.fixya.com/support/t8683813-6_year_old_maytag_neptune_tl_washer_just

Not hammering service people, most just don't have the hands on knowledge to diagnose machine issues. Once you know the fail point anyone that has very basic mechanical skill sets can repiar the machine. Go to the forum that has the Sticky and open up an issue in the Maytag washer part of that forum and I will help. I scan the forum a few times a day. If you are not into a DIY fix just disregard this post.







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The more info on your problem the better.

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Somewhere on this forum I have a response to DC or UC unbalance errors and the fix. It's hard to find my past post on this forum.

Google this; Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW

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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 that I have helped owners with. I'm an owner of a FAV6800AWW top load machine.

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If you machine is a FAV6800A or FAV9800A don't worry about the last two letters of the model number.

Google this; Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW

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I no longer post on this site no way to post a Sticky.

If you want to DIY the repair Google this phrase ""Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""" Read the post Part 1; DC or UC unbalance error codes in Spin Cycle what is causing this issue? Part 2 for the fix action.

Post your issue in the repair forum not in the Sticky. Please include your Model Number i.e. FAV6800A or FAV9800A and I will help you.

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