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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Maybe the machine is telling you that your load is uneven, When going through a spin cycle it will detect if the load is too heavy on one side. Just open the door and spread the load evenly. good luck.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
I have tried to work with a few folks on this issue never received feed back to resolution see this post. I feel the issue is caused by one of three possible issues.
A stuck key issue/defective Spin Cycle key making constant contact forcing the Key/LED to cycle thru the Spin Cycle settings. Under normal conditions if you press and hold the Spin Select key it will cycle thru the settings, yours has a mind of its own (defective issue).
A false signal from the Control Board for the Spin Cycle.
A corrosion path issue at the Membrane Pad ribbon cable socket connection between pins 5 and 4. See page 20 of the SM button functionality “Spin” key.
Try to verify that the spin cycle membrane key is not stuck/defective signaling the Control Board to cycle thru the spin settings. I have not experienced this issue but let’s try the Membrane Pad Test to get a start point. See the Service Manual page 15, I have modified the process to make it a bit more understandable at least for me. Make sure the two digit display is not On or Lite.
Press the off button first so there is nothing displayed in the Two Digit display of your FAV6800AW.
Now Enter / Exit Service Mode
To enter Service Mode press the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or until the control beeps. While in Service Mode, pressing the Presoak key will start a membrane switch check that verifies switch operation.
All the LEDs (except Presoak ) can be toggled or slewed by pressing the key associated with the LED or set of LEDs. Do not press the Presoak again during this test.
Press each key once and only once including the Signal Key the on side and the off side, also the UP and Down Arrow key of the LED display. All keys (including the OFF button) must be pressed within 5 minutes for this test to pass. “PA” will be displayed for five (5) seconds once all keys have been pressed and the test is completed (more like PA will be displayed for only a few seconds on my FAV6800AW). Following 10 seconds of inactivity at any point, this test will exit without any display. Let us know the results.
See my additional comment this board has message limit issues.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: washer does not comply
I feel you have a problem with the Control Board in your FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW. If you are the original owner the Control Board is under warranty for 5 years from date of purchase. It would require a Service Repair call to get the board replaced under warranty. I pushed them hard and got them to send me the board. Here are some links for reference. The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
The Service Manual has on page 98 has warranty info and Maytag contact info. The Control Board p/n for all series FAV6800AW is 25001217 this is a Ebay listing, I get all my spare parts from ebay but you take a chance. Another source Appliance Zone 25001217
Have you had any electrical storm in your area prior to the failure? Have you pulled the 120VAC on the machine and re-powered back up.
Good luck and post back if you have questions.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
It appears your dual inlet water valve has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2010
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