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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
tyr removing the lower acees panel from the uint , ther is a "button trap" located there to catch debris from entering pump assy, chances are its clogged and if it cant drain all the water it wont go into high speed spin, also you MUST use an HE detergent. HE detergent specifically designed for front loading washers
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
SOURCE: UL Code
Solved the unbalanced problem - open the top of the machine (press in with a flat putty knife about 3" in on the front on each side while lifting up as there are 2- 1" wide catches). Once both sides are unlatched, raise the lid then slightly lift the rear of the lid so that it fits into the curved part at the top of the hinges then open all the way - tape the lid to the top so it doesn't flap about and scotch the lid to keep it from falling back down on you. Now, look around - see all that rust? The rust has fallen into and gotten underneath one or more of the 4 white plastic suspension "ball joints" which have probably totally dried out by now from their factory grease because of the water, bleach, and rust particles. Having someone help you, simply lift up on one of the 4 corner suspension rods - gravity and weight is all that holds them down. The white ball will lift out of the socket and still be attached to the rod. Clean out the rust, lightly sand the "socket" with emery cloth, then slop in a fingerful of grease. I used automotive wheel bearing grease with graphite in it. Also scrub off all embedded rust on the white plastic ball. Lower that corner back into the newly cleaned and greased socket and repeat for the other 3 corners. Now when you move the tub around notice how the balls pivot in their sockets like they are supposed to. When they were dry and rusty they wouldn't move enough to allow the tub to twist like it should so it slammed around. Now, shake your head in disgust that after only 2 years there is so much rust that you wonder if it will make it another year before falling apart, close the lid, and try another load. That totally solved my off-balance problem where even a single handkerchief would give the UL error. It is still a finicky machine, but at least once again works like it did when new.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
If you are taken dC/uC errors I think you have to drop the clutch out again and see if you can clean and Re-Lube the One-Way Roller clutches/bearing. I wonder if you have a slight tub seal leak causing this issue to reoccur. Did you follow my clutch maintenance/replacement post Clutch repair post on this site? As you know I’m a DIY’er/owner as you. You did the right troubleshooting with the TDS check.
I have posted solutions under dh1200s and FAV6800AWDIY. I feel I have 50+ machine saves $1k original cost I think between this site, FIXITNOW.COM, APPLIANCEJUNK.com Appliance repairparts.com forum. I go by dh1200s on those forums. The bulk of this FAV6800AW/FAV9800A machine owners flock to this forum…..I should get some consulting $fee$....:) but I do it for nada just trying help owners like myself not junk a $1000 machine.
Regarding the struts see this post. I feel if you are going to chime in on a fix you should know the subject matter. If the tub sets level and returns to normal after the TDS checks you are good to go…..not rocket science just common sense and good old fashion troubleshooting. A lost art among some repair folks or they never had it to begin with.
You are a very savvy DIY’er let’s drop the clutch out again. Please look at this post I show how to test if the One-Way Roller clutches are not locking up in the CCWSpin cycle direction. Don’t get distracted with misinformed info about the front struts.
I can give you phone support if necessary just let me know what I can do to help…. I push no snake oil fixes….:)…Rich I go by *D*i*c*k* but this BS board blanks it out as a nasty .
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
Improperly installed thrust bearing kit. Too many washers cause the basket to spin during agitation.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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SOURCE: UL LIGHTS SHOW AT FINAL
One thing to understand is that this is a difficult problem to pin down and may end up requiring the control board to be replaced. The UL or unbalanced load error is displayed when the control board senses an out of balanced load. You don't indicate if the washer is actually out of balanced or not when the code appears but the description of banging and shaking would indicate it is out of balanced. If the washer consistently bangs and shakes in spin then I's suggest you remove the spin basket and check under it for obstructions that might prevent the washer from spinning smoothly. The image below will help you with this project. Remember to unplug the washer first. If there is nothing like coins or socks under the basket then the problem might be the control.
One thing to understand is that this is a difficult problem to pin down and may end up requiring the control board to be replaced.
The UL or unbalanced load error is displayed when the control board senses an out of balanced load.
You don't indicate if the washer is actually out of balanced or not when the code appears but the description of banging and shaking would indicate it is out of balanced.
If the washer consistently bangs and shakes in spin then I's suggest you remove the spin basket and check under it for obstructions that might prevent the washer from spinning smoothly.
The image below will help you with this project. Remember to unplug the washer first.
If there is nothing like coins or socks under the basket then the problem might be the control.
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
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