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Draining the wash tub for storage

I am storing my first generation neptune washer/dryer until I can replace the bearings on the washer. How do I drain the water from the tub for storage?

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works for storing for long time in cold areas.also.. ps good luck

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Leaking at bottom of washer after it spins out not alot of water but a pain in the ****, how do you get in to the back of the washer?


The FAV6800A and FAV9800A only have access thru the front panel and washer top once released fromt the base......no rear or side access. See Pick of Outer Tub removed for Tub Seal and bearing replacement.

Google ""16022808.pdf"" to find the Service Manual.

Page 33 will show ou how to release the top cover and page 41 for front cover removal.

If you have wash water leaking down on the Clutch Pulley I feel you have a Tub Seal leak. The issues could be related to the drain hose/drain pump or cracked outer tub.

I don't troubleshoot on this forum to difficult to carry on thread. Google ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"" or ""FAV6800A/FAV9800A Outer Tub bearing replacement"". Two DIY forums I frequent that I feel are true DIY forums.



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Model fav6800aww drains during the wash and rinse cycle but does not drain during the spin cycle. it give an dc code during the spin cycle which i know that means unbalance but what does that have to do...


Clutch issue and possible time for a tub seal replacement

Google this for a post that covers the Clutch removal and inspection/repair;

""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"" you will find the Service Manual in post 5 of that sticky.

Google this for Outer Tub bearing rebuild;""
FAV6800A/FAV9800A Outer Tub bearing replacement""

Aug 20, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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My washing machine makes a grinding noise when it is spinning. It drains alright and seems to work ok, but I`m afraid the grinding noise could lead to bigger problems.


Stone,

All owners are heading toward this issue. I feel your FAV6800A or FAV9800A is at the end of service lifew for the Tub Seal

If you open the washer lid and spin the Washer CCW and hear the noise (Outer Tub Bearing noise) then it's time to role up your sleeves.

Do you have basic DIY mech. skills and do you want to save your $1K machine?

If so Google Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW



In the Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW 5 post down you will find a link to the Service Manual. You absolutely need the Service Manual to DIY issues with the machine. It's not the best SM but will get you started. I also have repair post in that sticky to help with the most common issues that I have helped owners with. I'm an owner of a FAV6800A top load machine.

Google this FAV6800A/FAV9800A Outer Tub bearing replacement to see what is involved in doing an Outer Tub Rebuild.

Good Luck

Mar 14, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Can you replace the outer tub bearings on a Maytag Neptune Model FAV6800AWW


yes you can but will warn you it is a small project to do... the unit will require to be dismantled in order to get to the outer bearings... the lower unit taken apart and tub springs, drain hoses and taken out of machine to access everything... can be done but is about a 2 hour project if it is your first time to do it...

Jan 30, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Won't drain


Have not heard back about the clarification request. Your in the Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer so I'll post some pics of my FAV6800A with the fornt cover removed. This is a series 17 machine I picked up on ebay and refurb (Clutch Maintenance no parts required).



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This a pic of my Series 10 machine I have the Outer Tub removed for a recent Out Tub bearing replacement and Spinner Assembly bearing replacement. It will show the Motor Controller on the left and the Drain Pump/Drain Line and the pressures switch sitting on top of the Drain Pump on the right.


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If you have questions any and all issues with the machine just post back.

Rich

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Why isn't the maytag neptune draining? when you spin the barrel you can hear water?


if you do not see water in the tube and the clothes have spun out enough to go into the dryer when the washer cycle finishes the washer has drained out all of the water the water you hear in the tub when the door is open and you spin the tub with your hand that liquid is in the sealed balance ring , that is a sealed channel around the front of the tub to help the machine stay balanced it does not come out

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remove the back panel
the pump will be right on the left
two hose clazmps
you will loose a gal water
1/4 turn on the pump it will now come out
disconnect the two wires...
clean the pump out and try to clean out sump hose and drain hose
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Stackable Neptune Front Loader Washer Leak.


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Does not drain the water


we had the same problem. First the repairman ordered and installed a new clutch. If the clutch is out, the spin cycle cannot do its job. But after the first load, it leaked. So for another $300 part he came today to replace a bearing and seal. Now the bearings under the tub need to be repaired at $500 for the part. We said no, no more money and now are going to have it picked up for $20!! You can start with the clutch and see if you can avoid the bearing issue we had. Sorry!!

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