Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
I just found the troubleshooting guide for my washer.My washer would start, begin to wash ok then after spin cycle I received error message Lr
Locked Rotor.If I hit start it would start up again then set Lr code.
The washer just began to leak water from underneath also after about 10 Minutes of use, slight puddle.
It says to check the MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM. It could be either the motor or the motor control board. I did not preform the entire test yet.
I`am thinking it may be the motor control board, Can anyone possibly help me out?
I too had the Lr problem on my Maytag MAH5500B. We had it fixed once when it was still under warranty but when it appeared again this summer, I was told that it would cost at least $500 to repair -- in other words, get a new one.
With nothing to lose, I simply unplugged the unit, opened the front and reset (as in pull out and re-insert) the jumpers to the control unit on the bottom right. It's been working fine since and I run it at least twice a week. I noticed that the Lr error would appear when I interrupt the wash cycle once it begins. When the error message appears, I simply unplug it, wait a few minutes and start it up again.
It is after all, a computer...and all computer could use a reset once in a while.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
I would check you warr in you user man, sometimes they warr the motor on that unit for 10 yrs(certain models) and if its that old a neptune repair kit is in order which includes both motor controller and motor assy
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Lr means locked rotor,
this issue occurs due to locked rotors, you'll need to check the rotor wiring
and motor windings. If the wiring is good and windings are not burnt then
you'll need to replace your motor and motor control board. These are sold as one
unit, it is a 3 phase motor and one of the phases is bad as a little power
surge can damage the boards. Hope
this helps...please post back for further assistance.
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Google this ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""
This is a sticky for the FAV6800A/FAV9800A washer DIY support. Go to the 5th post down in the Sticky and you will find a link for the Service Manual.
If you want to go further in troubleshooting and possibly a DIY fix just open a new thread in that DIY forum with Model number and Serial number. That info is found tag behind the console right back side as you face the machine console.
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