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Washer stops after it fills up,& I get code "LR"

It will drain later but it never went into wash mode!

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Re: Washer stops after it fills up,& I get code "LR"

If the machine is only filling and draining, the motor could be faulty or the capacitor that controls the motor could be blown. The capacitor is situated in the control panel behind the controls. Remove the panel and test the capacitor. If capacitor ok have the motor tested. Also check if the belt is not slipping, worn or broken.

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It said Lr on screen and stops

LR = Locked Rotor on the motor. Many things can cause this. Please contact me, with more details willing to help all I can.

Apr 12, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Error codeLr?

The LR code means "locked rotor" which is just a way of saying the control is not seeing the motor turning.

The image below contains the wiring diagram for this washer as you requested but there are some other things to consider.

Usually when the LR code is displayed the motor has stopped turning for some reason. By definition the LR code means the control has tried to turn the motor but was unable to.

The error code can be caused by to large of load, to much soap/suds in the water or a problem with the spin bearing. The cause of the LR message can be little problem like suds or a major problem like the spin bearing and sometimes it's difficult to pin down. You don't mention in your question if the LR code occurs every load or once a week.

More information on when the error is occurring would be helpful resolving this problem. Try running a rinse and spin cycle empty and see if the washer completes the cycle.

The 2nd image contains the information on how to enter and run a diagnostic cycle which may help pin the source of the problem down. This test completes all functions of the washer is a short time. It will fill, tumble, drain and spin all is a few minutes. At the end of a successful test cycle a PA should display which means "Passed" and is what you want to see.

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Feb 14, 2012 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Lr code went into service mode but wont respond to commands model #fav6800aww


The LR error code can be a tough one to troubleshoot but I'll see what if any help I can be.

The LR code stands for Locked Rotor.
If you Power Cycle the 120VAC to the machine will the error code clear?
What cycle was the machine in when you took the error code wash, spin?
If you remove the front panel and with the 120VAC power cord removed from the service outlet can you rotate the Clutch Pulley CCW (Spin direction) or CW (wash/agitate) direction.
Sounds like you have the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual.
Let’s see if the drive system is free and not locked up…………Rich

Jul 30, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Tub filled with water, Lr code

To pump out the excess tub water while failing to complete spin cycle;

Enter Service Mode by simultaneously pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00”

Pressing the Delicates key will lock the lid. Now press the Presoak key the drain pump will turn on. Stop with off button or hit the Presoak key.

This process is documented in the Service Manual. I would go to page 16 of the SM lower right hand part of page, Board Output Test and turn on the drain pump in service mode to pump out the tub.

If I could ask you to do a little troubleshooting;

It sounds like the wash/agitate cycle completes and you enter into the spin cycle of the selected wash cycle is that correct. When the wash cycle fails does the Cycle Status LED indicate that the washer is in the Spin cycle?

With a empty wash basket no wash load in the basket and you start a Spin Only cycle will the Spin Only cycle complete?

If the washer will start the cycle do you hear and loud Spin Only cycle noise such as metal against metal grinding noise?

With the washer off and no clothes in the wash basket can you open the lid then Spin the wash basket as fast as you can in the CCW direction the only direction. The wash basket should spin CCW several rotations and coast down to a smooth stop dose it?

I’m checking for Outer Tub increased bearing resistance…..Rich

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

Jun 28, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have Maytag Neptune front loader washer. When


Error LR means Locked Rotor.

Either the motor is faulty, there is a wiring problem, or the control assembly is faulty.

Try tripping the circuit breaker to reset the machine, if code comes back a technician must have a look at the motor.

Jun 13, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Maytag neptune washer model mah6500a, took the back off and the tub spins but still get the code Lr

Looks like another motor/motor control panel replacement. This machine has a faulty motor/motor control board, it has been re-engineered with a replacement. Has yours been replaced? Have you found the tech sheet behind touch panel and placed machine in service mode to test? We had the same issue, worked sporadically, didn't drain, got LR code then eventually stopped working. Check your spin in service mode, if it doesn't spin properly you should find out here. It is a very simple repair in all actuality. Contact Maytag and they will sell you the parts for a discounted price, make sure that you buy directly from Maytag, also check your boot very carefully since that part will also fail and allow water to get into the bottom of the machine where you have electronics.

Feb 15, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH6500A Front Load Washer

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Error code Lr

locked rotor you need a new motor control

Oct 01, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Fills with water but wont wash or spin

The code LR stands for locked rotor you will need a new motor and motor control kit pretty expensive and only covered under you warrenty for a year!

Aug 11, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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