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UC code, doesn't spin out correctly

UC comes up. The unit doesn't spin out all the way and clothes are soaked. I just bought it used and really hope it wasn't a mistake

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  • sandy1923 May 16, 2009

    Thank you dh1200s. I am trying the the lube first but ordering the clutch. I just bought the machine (used) and it seemed to work great then. Could I have damaged it in the move? I was strapped down really well.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

     "uC code, doesn't spin out correctly"

  • sandy1923 May 22, 2009

    There is not water in the tub but you can hear some slosh in the machine. The tub will not turn if i try to turn it with my hand. The clothes are really wet and ususally twisted up. My son is looking at it tomorrow with all your suggestions. We are going to try the lube and grease first. I did try the Sensor check and it didn't stop as much.


  • sandy1923 May 23, 2009

    AZ? What is that? Can I order it online? Do you have a part #

  • sandy1923 May 23, 2009

    The basket doesnt' move at all! Thanks for the info to order the clutch. The guy I bought it from said he just did a load. I don't really believe that. I don't think the machine just stopped.

  • sandy1923 May 23, 2009

    Thanks.... My son is coming out Monday. Sandy

  • sandy1923 May 23, 2009

    That's what my son thought as well



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On last spin washing machine will not spin all the water out.

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Hello Sandy,

This machine suffers from a poor clutch design. The roller clutch bearings get rusted up and start to drag in spin in cycle of the wash cycle causing the tumblers to rotate more then designed at the start of spin cycle. The result is continuous dc/UC errors in spin cycle. You can’t redistribute the load to solve this issue. The good news is this can be solved by the average DIY’er. Mine failed with dc/UC errors at the 3.5yr mark and many owners have had the same failure. It’s a $1000 machine that can have it’s service life extended with a clutch replacement. As with any machine it has had other issues that some folks work thru, some don’t and move on.

Take a look thru this post and see if the SM and Sears Parts direct links will help you. I have some pic’s of the clutch and a step by step process to remove and replace the clutch in the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW machine. I’m an owner like you not a repair person but have helped a number of folks thru this process. If you call in a repair service you will be looking at a $350+ repair. I recommend a $50 clutch in that post I’m pointing you to and you may get away with a roller clutch bearing clean up and re-lube. I feel it’s better to just replace the clutch. Let me know if I can help ya…. Rich

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    dh1200s May 16, 2009

    It’s possible before you replace the clutch or even clean/re-lube, run thru this test to check out the Tub Displacement Sensor. It’s possible in the move something like the TDS popping out of it’s mounting. It might be worth removing the front panel to inspect and compare against first pic in this post.

    3.0 Tub Displacement Sensor Diagnostics check.

    3a. Enter the Service Mode by pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00”

    3b. Press the Super Wash key display reads “in”…something like that.

    3c. Press Delicates the Display will show “UC” (Unbalance Closed).

    3d. Push tub to the back right corner of the machine the display should change to “UO” (Unbalance open). Release tub and the display will show “UC” (Unbalance Closed).

    3e. Press Hand Wash.

    3f. Pull tub to the front left corner while pushing the tub down the display should change to “UO” (Unbalance open). If you receive these results your Tub Displacement Sensor should be OK.


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    dh1200s May 17, 2009

    Pic link is broken on that post above I point you to. Here is the tub to frame mounting of the TDS.

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    dh1200s May 22, 2009

    Hi msrushing,

    Can you explain? There will be some water left in the system but should not be visible in the wash basket and per the statement "clothes are soaked". sandy1923 is failing in spin cycle with UC error code to the console which has stoped the wash/spin cycle of the machine. This may be a one time occurence... we haven't heard back for the forum member.

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    dh1200s May 22, 2009

    Sorry I cut my comment off, sorry.... :)

    Hi msrushing,

    Can you explain? There will be some water left in the system after a normal wash cycle but water should not be visible in the wash basket and per the statement "clothes are soaked". sandy1923 is failing in spin cycle with a UC error code (unbalance error) to the console which has stopped the wash/spin cycle of the machine. This may be a one time occurrence... we haven't heard back from the forum member if they experienced multiple failures in spin cycle with dc/UC unbalance errors. Most folks experiencing dc/UC errors report the machine not draining properly with dc/UC error codes. That is because the machine starts off with a fair amount of water in the tub going to spin cycle. I believe the Maytag design team may have did that to help dampen out tub oscillations as the wash basket spins up. That is just a WAG for me after observing my FAV6800AWW in normal operation. Wish the Maytag design team would built the machine around a better design for the clutch system rather then this open one-way roller clutch bearing design with it’s high failure rate.

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    dh1200s May 23, 2009

    Hi Sandy,

    If the wash basket is stiff to rotate CCW then I suspect the roller clutch bearings are the issue. My machine used a single roller clutch bearing in the clutch pulley hub. A clean up with WD-40 got me back in svr. Most FAV6800AWW machines have a upper and lower roller clutch bearing. I'm with you see if you can get back in svr with a clean up/re-lube. If that fails I would go with the $50 clutch I recommend from AZ. Shout out if you need help.

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    dh1200s May 23, 2009

    Hi Sandy.

    AZ is a on line parts supplier. In the post I pointed you to at the bottom of the post I have this link. $50 dollar clutch ; Clothes Washer Clutch - 25001169 P/N 25001169. It cost me around $53 shipped to the house in a couple of days. Drop the clutch out first and inspect and see if it will clean up. If the clutch roller bearings will clean up you may get a bit more service life out of the machine. Can you try this if you haven started to drop out the clutch. With the lid raised and with a normal clutch roller bearing you should be able to rotate the wash basket CCW with your finger with very little resistance do you have resistance? If you spin the wash basket up by hand as fast as you can in the CCW direction the wash basket should coast 15 times or so to a stop does it? Rich

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    dh1200s May 23, 2009

    To Guest on May 22, 2009 "uC code, doesn't spin out correctly"

    Take a look at this post see if you want to troubleshoot and DIY the repair. To have it fixed you are looking at $350+ DIY and you may have to spend $53 to extend the service of your $!K machine. I will help you as much as I can from here. Rich

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    dh1200s May 23, 2009

    Hey Sandy,

    Yea drop the clutch out and let’s go from there. It's $1K machine with the info supplied so far I feel it's worth pulling out the clutch and replacing. It sounds like the roller clutch bearings are rusted up.

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    dh1200s May 23, 2009

    To Guest on May 22 sorry click on this link post



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