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Maytag neptune washer displays op sign

Washer was displaying op error code even though it was locked so i unlocked the washer and unplugged it now it will not lock at all and is still showing error

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Magnetic reed switch on left side below the gray rubber bumper, shown here...



http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1033130&PPStack=1



Release two spring clips in front between main top and front panel using putty knife. Lift the main top and access the left and right door locks here.



To access and see if the magnet is in place, remove the dispenser from lid.

Gently pry the bottom of the plastic inner lid toward you then down. This will let you see if the magnet is in place on the right front corner of the inner lid.



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Seems to be a common problem with this washer. Apparently, the lid isn’t completely watertight and allows water to get into this switch corroding the contacts and the wires.

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OP display light comes on when hitting start. Then hit off & in a minute it comes on?


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.

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Nov 22, 2012 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have an OP message on my Maytag washer FAV6800A/FAV9800A . The washer is not locked I can open the lead ...when I close the lid and start the washer the OP error comes up. Any help will be...


If you get no help at this forum Google This ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""

5th post down you will find the SM and support for the "OP" error code. You have lost signaling thru the Left Hand Lid Lock............DH1200s

Aug 21, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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If you get the FL how do you get the door to open??


  1. Your Maytag Neptune washing machine displays error codes, also called "help codes," to identify specific problems with your washer. Once you close your Maytag Neptune's door, the machine locks the door, goes through the selected wash cycles and unlocks the door when the laundry is finished. Error codes appear when there are problems with the door, the inflow and drainage of water and the motor.
  2. Do
  3. Your Maytag Neptune washer displays the "do" help code when the washing machine is trying to start a cycle, but the door is open or not locked properly. If this message is displayed, close the door securely and restart the washing cycle.
  4. FL
  5. The "FL" code indicates that the washing machine was unable to lock the door after you closed it. Open and close the door tightly, then restart the washing cycle.
  6. Sd
  7. The "Sd" code indicates that you have added too much detergent to the washing machine and your laundry has too many suds. The machine will stop displaying this code if it has successfully run the suds recovery cycle, which removes the excess suds from the wash load. If the code remains, reduce the amount of detergent in the load. Use less detergent for similar loads of laundry in the future.
  8. PF
  9. The "PF" code indicates that a power failure has occurred. Restart the wash cycle. If the code still appears, check that the washing machine is still plugged in to the electrical outlet.
  10. Nd
  11. The "nd" code indicates that your Maytag Neptune is not draining as it should. Check that the drain hose isn't kinked and that the stand pipe isn't clogged. If you find either of these problems, fix them before restarting the washing cycle.
  12. LO
  13. The "LO" code appears when the washing machine has finished the selected wash cycle, but cannot unlock the door. Verify that the door is closed properly, push the "Off" button, and wait two minutes. The door should unlock and the error code will disappear. If the error code remains, unplug the washing machine, wait two minutes and plug it back into the electrical outlet.
  14. Lr
  15. The "Lr" code indicates that the washing machine's motor is not running as it should. Have your Maytag Neptune washing machine serviced by a certified Maytag repair professional.

Dec 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Maytag top load washer op error code, washer wont start. Checked and magnet is in place, what else can it be?


If you place a couple magnets over the left gray bumper and the "OP" error code doesn't clear then I feel you have a problem with the Left Hand Lid Lock.


See if this post will help; Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting

Sep 29, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Display shows OP but unable to clear , checked out switch, 1 contact pin was heavily corroded. I polished it up but made no difference


If you place a magnet over the left hand grey bumper will this clear the OP error code with the washer lid up? If so you have a lid magnet out of position.
See page 35 of the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for the location.
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Did you remove the left hand lid lock cover and inspect the connections on the magnetic reed relay?

Check to see if the leads on the magnetic reed relay are connected. This pic shows the black lead broken from one end of the magnetic reed relay. This will produce loss of signaling to the Control Board and generate an OP error code.

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See this link for Left Hand Lid Lock troubleshooting http://www.fixya.com/support/t3124779-od_alarm_neptune_tl

I discuss troubleshooting for the OD error code. You troubleshoot the OP error code in a similar fashion.
Rich

Jul 23, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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MY MAYTAG NEPTUNE MODEL FAV6800AWQ KEEPS DISPLAYING THE LETTERS OP


You have lost signaling thru the Left Hand lid Lock. The washer has not see the lid go closed thru the signaling with the magnetic reed relay in the Left Hand Lid Lock.


You could have a Lid Magnet out of position or severe corrosion. You can place a large magnet over the Left bumper like this and see if the OP error code clears;

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See this post for troubleshooting the OP error code Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting I go over OD error code troubleshooting but you troubleshoot the issue the same way for the OP error code.

If the Lid Magnet is not out of position you may have an open circuit thru the Magnetic Reed Relay as shown in the Pics of this link Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting.
The p/n for the Left Hand Lid Lock is 25001048
Some other handy links. The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference..........Rich

Jun 24, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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The washer is stuck locked. When turned on it shows OP where the minutes are!! PLEASE HELP !!



Don’t force the lid open and break the lid locks.

Here is the Service Manual and parts look up;

FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

Use this procedure for releasing the washer top from the base;

Un plug the 120VAC power cord to the washer.

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.c4f9327.jpg

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
e830e40.jpg 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

Apr 12, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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"OP" ERROR CODE


Take a look at this post, it’s for troubleshooting an OD alarm but you can follow the same troubleshooting path to see if you have a lid magnet out of position or a broken lead on the magnetic reed relay located in the left lid lock. The lid magnet operates the magnetic reed relay to signal the lid is closed/the lid is open. Try an external magnet on the left bumper and see if that clears the OP error code with the lid open. If it doesn’t I would try reseating the left lid lock plug (possible corrosion issues). If that doesn’t clear the OP alarm it would be time to pull the life lid lock out of the machine and inspect for a broken lead on the magnetic reed relay or other corrosion issues with the left lid lock. The left lid lock is in a location near the bleach dispenser. Links to the SM are in that post and a link for parts look up. Post back if you have questions

Jun 23, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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The Error display is "OP"


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.

Oct 28, 2008 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800A Top Load Washer

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