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Maytag neptune tl displays LL and stops during the rinse cycle

I have a Maytag Neptune TL that stops running and displays LL any ideas what this could be? I have already checked the clutch and bearing regreased all working good.

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    dh1200s May 11, 2010

    I looked thru the FAV6800A/FAV9800A SM and I don't see the LL error code. What part of the wash cycle are you failing in with this error code? Can you do a Quick Wash cycle with minimal machine settings for the other three functions and let us know where in the cycle time wise that you fail with this code, also watch Cycle Status LED and see if you can let us know what part of the Quick Wash cycle you are in when this fail code appears.



    You may want to go to page 17 of the SM and step thru the service Diag codes and record results. Maybe someone else out there has seen has seen this fail code.

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Sorry chukenne,
Having not experienced this issue on my FAV6800AWW I missed this error code in the manual is that your machine type? Error code “LL” is documented in the troubleshooting part of the SM as Large Load detected. Does this happen with all wash load sizes? I would go into Service Mode and step thru and document Diag codes form page 17 of the SM and see if you find any recorded error conditions. I would be curious to see if error code block 16 indicates a fail condition. I'm thinking of a possible high motor torque condition detected that may have triggered the LL code just a WAG at this time. You may want to clear all error codes and start collecting from your next wash cycle but I would make a list of all codes before you clear them for reference of fail events of past wash cycles. I’m going to assume the LL code happened during a spin cycle. What caused you to drop the clutch out and re-lube/ Were you taking dc/UC errors in spin cycle? Rich

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    dh1200s Aug 14, 2009

    Hello kadwin



    You should repost as a new problem to get a larger response from the forum. I'm an owner like you with some basic knowledge and hands on experience. LL code is large load detected. I think this alarm is triggered increased motor load.

    This error code is not documented very well in the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW Service Manual. If you haven’t overloaded the machine then there are other issues. Pull the SM from that link from this site. It has the all important Service manual and Use and Care Guide combined. This is a $1K machine and as a DIY type with basic mechanical skills I jumped right in. I think this may be an issue related to the Clutch or possible related to increased rotational resistance of the Spinner assembly and or the transmission. I vote right now for an Clutch issue. If you have basic mechanical skills take a look at this post. I would drop the clutch out of the machine and inspect and clean up and re-lube the One-way Roller clutch bearings and see if this helps.

    Re-post as a new issue, I will paste this comment in and I’m sure other forum members with more knowledge then I will jump in. Rich

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We just moved into a house with this washer. I have been noticing that things smell if you don't take them out of the washer immediately. I now read some reviews and understand the problems and most original owners had it fixed or replaced. We are out of luck. I was doing a wash last night and it's been stuck w/ 9 minutes left on code LL. I am not sure how to fix this as I don't have the manual. Any suggestions??? HELP!!! ~ KNA

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