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Washer will go through cycle then i get the code lr

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    I have the same problem - washer seems to run through most of cycle and then stops with lr error code. If I just run the spin cycle the water gets pumped out, although I am not sure the machine is spinning.;.......any suggestions?

  • romyluna65 May 18, 2009

    Mine does the same thing! UGH!!! It is less than 2 years old!!!!

  • ck4765 May 22, 2009

    Washer runs thru some cycles but stops randomly with an lr display. It took some effort to get the machine to empty the water out on the spin cycle but did not actually spin. Also took longer than usual for door to unlock so that I could unload wet soapy clothes.

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The LR error on your non-spinning Maytag Neptune is usually, though not always, accompanied either by a burn spot or a blown fuse on the Motor Control Board.

Maytag upgraded the motor and motor control board because this problem was so prevalent. Big rash of these a few years back... and insludes replacement instructions with the kit.


The LR code means "locked rotor" - 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.

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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From another source...

"Installing replacement motor, motor control harness, and motor control circut board.

Pretty easy install. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd call it a 3.5.

If you can use a screwdriver, a wrench, and have played with legos before, you can probably do this job.

It took me about 3 hours to do, but this was with inferior tools, and two smoke breaks included.

Minimum tool requirements: Adjustable-head cresent wrench (8 or smaller handle), phillips head screwdriver, utility knife.

Recommended tool equirements: Small ratchet with socket set, ratcheting screwdriver with phillips head and small socket attachments, brew.

The instructions are pretty clear.
Once you pull the front panel off, there are two braces at 45 degree angles on the lower corners of the washer.
The instructions don't ask you to, but I would remove the brace on the left to make life easier.
This gives your arm more room to work and makes it easier to pull the motor out the front.

They ask you to remove the wiring harness from the motor first and then pull the harness out with the control board.
My wrench was too big to get to the bolt to remove the harness from the motor.
All I did was cut the harness - since they supply a new one - then pull out the control board, then pull out the motor.
As far as getting the pulley off, slip it on and off at the large wheel, this is much easier than taking it off at the small motor drive shaft.
The only other thing of note is to make sure you look at the diagram for the conectors a few times before you snap it together.
There are a few ways you could hook it up wrong so pay attention. There should be no loose ends when you finish.
Also, I couldn't get the flange back on on the rear acess panel when closing it up, but it doesnt seem to serve muc purpose besides asthetics, so I tossed it.

The $200 for the parts and shipping was well worth it. I saved about $150-250 to do it myself...."





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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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My Maytag washer will not complete a cycle. The code Lr is display on the front of the washer. I have pulled the plug and reset the breaker.


Hi.

LR stands for locked rotor. The code is returned by the Motor Control Unit (an electronic module connected to the motor and to central control unit). The code is returned when no motion from motor rotor is detected. With many models LR may be due to a factory defect. Please call Maytag and check if any recall has been issued for error LR concerning your washer model. If recall has been issued you will get a kit comprising a new motor and wiring harness.

You can also try temporarily resetting the error by disconnecting power at circuit breaker (or unplugging power cord). If the error message is prompted again call Maytag.

Regards.

Ginko

Aug 08, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

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


Tom,

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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Gives an error code lr


The “Lr” = Locked Rotor: The machine has repeatedly tried to turn the motor.

I have seen this issue caused by a failed motor. I have seen a bad Control Board cause this issue and a bad Motor Controller cause this issue.

If the Lr error code happened in the Spin Cycle of the wash cycle it could be caused by seized Outer Tub bearings.

Without a known good Control Board and Motor Control board this could be difficult to troubleshoot.

Here is a link for the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual

May 31, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Lr message


THIS WEBSITE IS VERY USEFUL FOR YOUR MACHINE
http://www.applianceaid.com/neptune8.html

HERE IS THE OUTLINE FOR THE CODE LR

Lr Locked Monitor Rotor Based in signal information from motor control board, the machine control board senses the motor is not turning when requested to run 1.Run motor control board diagnostic test. 2.Check motor control board for damaged components.
3.Check wire connections in harness leading from machine control board to motor control board.
4.Replace responsible component.

May 27, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B 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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Display error code of Lr on control panel


L means "Lid or Door Lock" problem
r probably means 'release' I couldn't find it anywhere... so I'd guess that Lr means the machine did not detect that the Lid Lock released and cycle end (which means either the sensor is bad or the Lid Lock dosen't lock the Lid).

Either way, something with the Lid Lock system ais not right. Be glad it releases ;-)

Mar 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Code lr appears on washer


use normal cycle instead of clean just follow say instructions ..lr is code for remove clothes from tub for clean cycle problem even with no clothes they still show code ..it's a program problem that whirpool is aware of last i heard they were working on solution but instructing cust to just use normal cycle instead

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