Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
I’m an owner not a repair person but I will pass on my FAV6800AW Clutch issue experience.
With an empty Wash Basket open the lid and with one finger (pinky) you should be able to rotate the wash basket with little rotational resistance. I’m not sure how else to describe normal Wash Basket CCW rotational resistance in the Spin direction of the system. In my eyes any more resistance than that would indicate some binding in the system. If the roller clutches were seized as you describe I would replace the clutch but lets discuss further.
How much CCW rotational resistance did you detect with the clutch out? Did you follow this post for the One-Way Roller clutch bearing clean up? In that post I discuss checking for CCW rotational resistance prior to removing the Clutch. Does your FAV6800AW use the upper Roller Clutch Bearing Ring as I show in this post? If so what condition was it in?
The Outer Tub bearings may be adding to the CCW rotational resistance (Leaking Tub Seal). You could remove the belt off the Clutch pulley the motor should spin freely by hand and I feel you will find that is not causing the increased CCW rotational resistance with the above check.
I would drop the clutch out again and check the Wash Basket CCW rotational resistance. That would give me a feel if the Outer Tub bearings are adding to the CCW rotational resistance. If the Wash Basket rotates CCW freely I would replace the clutch with the one I recommend in this post.
Post back if you have questions and maybe we can have another forum member speak to this issue. I could be over looking something in troubleshooting. Good Luck
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don't visit this site very often and I don't want to troubleshoot FAV6800A or FAV9800A issues here.
I have two DIY sites that I try to provide owners support as a knowledgeable owner.
You problem is related to a Clutch Issue. Google these keywords ""[FIXED] Maytag neptune FAV6800aww wont spin""
It's a long post it was difficult for me to pull accurate info from the owner for the issue. Fo him the Upper One-Way bearing on his machine was seized. All of these machines are ready after 6 years + of operation are ready for a Outer Tub rebuild. It's a few hundred dollars to do if you have to replace the Clutch Pulley as part of the process.
But one step at a time read the thread [FIXED] Maytag neptune FAV6800aww wont spin and see if this is a DIY project for you. It
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