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I’ll post this in reference to Troubleshooting an Lr error code associated to the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW.

Lr = Locked Rotor error “”Locked Rotor: The machine has repeatedly tried to turn the motor””. This could be caused by faulty Motor Controller, Motor, Control Board or issues in communication of the Control Board to the Motor Controller/Motor via the wiring harness. Here are a couple of links to support troubleshooting efforts; Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for parts reference.

I’m an owner like you and I worked vai e-mail a while back with an owner that was experiencing a constant “Lr” error code on their FAV6800AW. That person ended up replacing the Motor Controller after replacing the motor that did not fix the issue. You could try the Motor Control Board Output Test on page 15 and others checks on page 16 of the SM.
Unfortunately the SM gives very little support in troubleshooting this issue. If you decide to troubleshoot first pull the plug on the 120VAC to the machine. You could try reseating the plug on the motor and the plugs going into the Motor Controller. This could be a hard one to troubleshoot without a known good Motor Controller, Motor and Control Board to substitute. If you are a DIY’er and have an DVM you could try the troubleshooting steps on page 15&16 of the SM.
If it were my issue and the SM troubleshooting steps did not help fault isolate the failed component I would pick up a Motor Controller from ebay (90 day warranty type) and try that first with my fingers crossed, not the way I like to troubleshoot. The Motor and Control Board are under warranty by Maytag for 5 years from DOP. I believe the Motor Control Board is under warranty for only 2 years. Maytag Customer Service contact info is at the back of the SM. Good Luck.

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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.
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