Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
Let’s collect some info. and I will try to help. I own the FAV6800A the LED flavor of the machine and as you can tell from my nick name I DIY all repairs on the machine.
1. Did your FAV9800A signal an unbalance statement to the display to trigger the clutch replacement?
2. How badly rusted up was the One-Way Roller clutches bearing? Did you follow my clutch maintenance/repair post to replace your new clutch? Clutch Fix Post .
3. When you removed the original clutch did your series of the machine use the Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring? From pulling info. from other FAV6800A owners I have been able to confirm series 10 and 11 used the Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring. Info from FAV9800A owners is very lean. What is your series of machine (the first two digits of your serial number) and did it use the Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring?
4. You should be able to rotate the wash basket with one finger CCW with very little resistance. Try that and let me know if the wash basket will rotate CCW with one finger . The wash basket must not rotate CW by hand. With the front cover removed (pull the 120VAC power cord) you should be able to rotate the Clutch Pulley CCW and CW with light resistance.
“”I just replaced (new) the clutch on my FAV9800AWW, and machine goes through most of regular cycle, but at some point (reverse or tumble?), it tries to do something between the motor and clutch and the belt just squeals very loudly and burns. Ideas? SW””
If you machine used the Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring it may not be seated in the wash tub base properly. It is a very tricky fitment process to re-install it and the Clutch Pulley assembly correctly. Let me know what you find and we will go from there.
Some insight into normal operation of the machine you may be aware of this; In the wash/agitate cycle the Control Board signals the Motor Control board to power the Motor CW turning the Clutch Pulley CW driving the agitator shaft which drives the transmission to rotate the tumblers only.
In a Spin Only cycle or the Spin Cycle of a Wash Cycle the Control Board signals the Motor Control board to power the Motor CCW turning the Clutch Pulley CCW. The One-Way Roller clutches lock up solid driving the Spinner assembly CCW spinning the wash basket CCW. When the One-Way Roller clutches do not lock up rock solid and slip you get tumbler movement as the wash basket begins to spin up. This causes the wash basket load to go off balance and if the TDS is working properly it’s signal input to the Control Board exceeds design limits of Outer Tub movement and the Control Board fails the Spin Cycle wit a dC or uC unbalance error or in your case an unbalance statement to the LCD display.
Also during the initial water fill cycle of the wash cycle the Control Board will signal the Motor Control Board to power the wash basket CCW slow RPM. I believe the Maytag design team did this to wet the wash basket load on initial water fill…..Rich
Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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"" it goes off balance in the reverse cylce. I just put a new clutch in. ""
Is that the Spin Cycle? Wash basket is rotating CCW is that correct?
Did you follow this post for the Clutch replacement?
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