Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
My Neptune top loader keeps trying to go into spin cycle but the load is always out of balance. I have tried several different load sizes and it does not seem to make a difference.Once it tries to go into spin the tub is so out of balance it stops and tries to reposition the load. This continues until it finally faults out for dc. The washer is level. I have ran all of the diagnostics and everything is working like it should with an empty tub. I could really use some help on this one.
I just did a repair on my FAV6800AAW by lubricating the needle bearings in the clutch pulley hub, the tub displacement sensor checked OK per the service manual check. I was getting dc/uc errors in the spin cycle, washer was purchased in 7/05. I have basic mechanical skills and used a socket wrench to remove clutch pulley hub, just follow the service manual removal steps to remove clutch pulley hub. Pull the plastic cover off the clutch pulley hub and inspect the spring, clean/lube needle bearings and the clutch hub coupler that drives spinner shaft. I used WD40 I may need to re-lube down the road with a good light grease. It took a few tries for me to get the clutch pulley hub to stay on after re-install and power up, getting the clutch pulley seated properly is the trick. I did not remove the washer tub for this fix, I just leaned the washer back to get a better reach angle, it is a tight work area. I did not want to junk 3.5 yr old $1k machine with out trying a fix. If you want to work on this model get the service manual, I found it online and I believe you can order it in PDF format from Maytag. Good luck!
I just went thru my 10th load of a mix of light, medium and heavy loads and all work fine no unbalance errors (DC/UC). Doesn’t fix the tangle problem :) Prior to this fix I could only run the washer with no clothes in it to complete a cycle with no dc/uc error codes.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
These machines are absolute junk. Mine throws the EC code constantly on any load less than absolutely full. It also eats buttons off of everything constantly. So much for the "dependability people." Their ads are a joke and so are the machines. I used to have a very simple Sears Kenmore machine and it never gave me an ounce of trouble. Never again Maytag, costly piece of junk.
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
My Neptune top loader keeps trying to go into spin cycle but the load is always out of balance. I have tried several different load sizes and it does not seem to make a difference.Once it tries to go into spin the tub is so out of balance it stops and tries to reposition the load. This continues until it finally faults out for dc. The washer is level. I have ran all of the diagnostics and everything is working like it should with an empty tub
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
I have the same problem right now. It doesn't matter if it's a small load or big one. We built a special platform for it so I know it's completely level.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
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Aug 17, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
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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If you machine is a FAV6800A or FAV9800A don't worry about the last two letters of the model number.
Google this; Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW
This is a DIY Appliance repair forum and you can get the Service Manual and repair support at that site..
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 FAV6800AWW top load machine.
If you need help post in the Maytag/Magic Chef/Admiral/Jenn-Air forum with your issue and we will try to help.
Feb 28, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
Google this ""Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""" Post your problem at this Forum. You will find the FAVA9800A/FAV6800A Service Manual at that site.
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