Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
I would try an external magnet on the left lid bumper as seen in this post. This post is for troubleshooting an OD error but you follow similar troubleshooting steps for the OP alarm. If the OP alarm clears with the external magnet then the lid magnet is out of position and you will need to access the magnet as detailed on page 35 of the SM. If it doesn’t it’s time to pull the left lid lock apart. There are links to the Service Manual in that post which is a must for DIY fix. In the above post I mention to be careful when opening the case half’s of the left lid lock. It can also be very difficult to remove the Left Lid Lock Plug, watch you knuckles. The right LID lock can fail completely and the FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW will work as designed. I would never replace the Right LID lock…. personal choice. It’s the Left LID Lock with it’s dual signaling function of LID is Open/Closed and LID is Locked that is important.
Did you look at this at this post started by oak9952 ? It has some good info for removing the left lid lock I also attached a similar pic of the corrosion issue. Pay close attention to the wires that are attached to the magnetic reed relay. It is the contact closure of this magnetic reed relay by the lid magnet that signals the LID is Closed. If the Control Board does not see this signal the LID is Open (OP) error will be generated to the display. So the OP alarm can be caused by corrosion on the Left Lid Lock pins, or Left Lid Magnet out of position, or open lead on Magnetic reed relay switch, or open signaling path in the washer wiring harness going to the control board. We think you will find corrosion issue with Left Lid Lock or my guess is a broken lead on magnetic reed switch in that Left LID Lock.
Here is a little more info for raising the washer top from the base.
Raise the top of the machine. Insert a flat blade putty knife approximately 2.5” from the left and right sides of the washer top, depress the spring tabs securing machine top to the washer base. Raise the top of the machine.. (See page 33 of the Service Manual for putty knife insertion point).
If you have to replace the left LID lock here is the Part Number 25001048
Part supplier for 25001048 or punch that P/N into their price checker for all vendor prices. AZ delivered my parts in two days and had best pricing..
I’m an owner like you… Rich.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
This is a common problem on this washer. (The OP fault code). It is caused by a faulty magnetic reed switch. Apparently, the lid on these washers isn't completely watertight and allows water/moisture to get into the switch and corrode the wires and connections.
The switch is on the left side under the rubber bumper, Release two spring clips in the front between main top and front panel using a putty knife. Lift the top. To access and see if the magnet is in place, remove the dispenser from lid. Gently pry the bottom of the plastic inner lid toward you and down. This will let you see if the magnet is in place on the right front corner of the inner lid. Here is a picture of a bad door lock switch:
Sure hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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