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My maytag top washer want spin out

When its time for the water to spin out it will start to spin for 5 sec then stop it wont spin out the water does the same thing when you put it on spin only

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Re: my maytag top washer want spin out

Check the drain pump. It could be blocked or jammed. Remove the front panel and the pump is easy to access. There will be a hose from the bottom of the outer drum to the drain pump. Remove plug from wall socket before attempting to remove any cover.

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DC Code on my maytag top loader washer comes on during the spin cycle and wont drain the water sears has been out over 5 times in 5 years to rebuild this machine everytime

Below is a link to a service buletin from Maytag stating the reasons for the DC Error, It's a balance issue and could require a software update to the electronics


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Maytag Neptune TL starts, fills with water a few sec then clicks loudly a few times and then stops, a few sec later it repeats this, then stops for good. Tried unplugging and restarting, but same thing...

Any error codes?
Do you want to troubleshoot? If so here is the Service Manual.
FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

I would start by removing the front cover of the machine follow all safety warnings in the Service Manual.

Follow the first few steps in my Clutch Fix post to remove the front cover.

Then let me know if during the water fill cycle the machine rotates the wash basket CCW in a slow spin during the water fill cycle before the machine stops and we will go from there. Give me all the detail you see with the front cover off I need to know if the wash basket is rotating CCW during the washer fill cycle.

You can lift the washer top up a slight amount to observe the slow CCW spin of the wash basket. I’m checking that the outer tub bearings are not seized……Rich
To pump out the excess tub water with this process;

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.

Jun 26, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Maytag Neptune TL clothes still dripping wet after full cycle

Pump out time of 40 seconds sounds good.

No ND error code and you spin up to 850RPM which is max for the machine.

You have no standing water in the wash basket.... I'm scratching my head.

Could you do a Spin Only cycle with that same wet wash load and set the SPIN for Max Extract. After you start the Spin Only cycle put the machine in Service Mode and watch the RPM range. This cycle sets the display to 12 minutes. Let’s see if the wash load remains wet and what max RPM is reached.

""Maybe the pump is not turning on during the spin cycle?"" You have no standing water in the wash basket correct? I feel the pump is turning on or you would have standing water in the wash basket and the pressure switch would have never indicated an empty condition (Low Level pressure switch contacts) to the Control Board. The Control Board would have stopped the wash cycle with a ND for no drain error code.

The pump in the spin cycle will turn on a number of times see if you hear turn on in a Spin Only cycle

I just ran a Spin Only light wash load with about 5 gallons of water in the wash basket. Timer went to 12 min. I toggled into Service Mode to watch wash basket RPM. At about the 5 Min mark (toggle in and out of Service Mode) the wash basket reached 850RPM then a few minutes later it stepped down to 830RPM to end of Spin Only Cycle. You don’t have a water valve stuck open or you would flood/over flow of the machine. Did you here the drain pump turn on several times during the Spin Only cycle?

Apr 08, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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My maytag neptune front load washer will not spin this has happened before and I called service they held down some button where the start wash etc are on on top of the washer. It washed the load but when...

Check whether water is fully drained. Since the motor worked during wash motor is not faulty.

Check relay that poers the motor during spin mode. May be micro controller fault posiible.

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Maytag neptune FAV6800AWW top load washer gets to 32 minutes left and goes no further. It starts to cycle for about 5 seconds and stops for about 35 seconds... over and over and over

Is the machine in Spin Cycle when this is happening? What part of the washer selected cycle does the Cycle Status LED say the machine cycle is in.
If it’s in the Spin Cycle I think you have a clutch issue. Do you take any error codes to the LED console display such as dC or uC?
If you stop the machine in that cycle and do a Spin Only cycle will it complete?
Do you want to DIY the fix? Let me know and I will try to help…..Rich

Feb 26, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Maytag neptune top loading washer with spin problem. spin cycle starts, runs about 5 secs,stops for about 20 secs, runs again for about 5 secs and code of uC pops up on panel. model 6800. Any ideas??

Hey bob_marianne ,

Common problem with the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW. If you have basic mechanical skills you can fix. It’s just a tight work area to work on the Clutch in this machine. See this post for the details and you can get your $1K machine back in service. Sorry to say a lot of these machines get tossed for a $50 dollar clutch. Let me know if you have any questions after you read the post.


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Maytag washer stops during spin cycle

it seems like aproblem w motor maybe need to acouple of new carbon brush to fit in motor
i think that because it seems to me from your words that the motor only works w no load

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