Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
I have a Maytag Neptune TL (FAV6800AW) that has an intermitting problem of not spinning and displaying the UC & DC codes. The strange part is that if I put in a large amount of clothes and set the color/jeans or bulky cycle then it works fine. On one ocassion I change the spin cycle to low and it finished the load with no problems. From other post I was thinking I had a bad clutch but now I honestly don't know. Any suggestions?
I’m an owner like you not a repair tech. Yes you have a Clutch malfunction if the wash tub is banging around in Spin Cycle of the Wash Cycle or a Spin Only cycle.
One-way Roller Clutches bearing in the Clutch Pulley and possibly the same for the One-way Roller Clutches bearing ring if your machine if it is a Series 10 or 11. Looks like Series 12 and above have the redesigned Outer tub incorporating the integral Lower Tub bearing with a One-way Roller Clutches bearing.
The big question is do you want to DIY the fix and maybe extend the service life of your machine. You probably have a leaky tub seal that brought on this issue. If you have no water driping on to the Clutch Pulley we could put off that fix for now.
If you call in a Repair Company I feel you will find the repair tech may not have a clue….but I could be wrong. If they have a clue and replace the Clutch Pulley you may be looking at $300 - $400 for the repair. DIY it and see if you can save your $1K machine many owners have.
If you have no water dripping on the clutch pulley then I would remove the Clutch Pulley and see if you can clean up the Roller Clutches bearing and if used the Roller Clutches bearing ring as I describe in this post Clutch Fix.
What is your machine Series number that is the first two digits of your machine Serial Number located here;
Take a look at the Clutch Fix post and see if you or a family member, friend or neighbor can do the Clutch Pulley removal and inspection see what we are up against. If you decide to DIY I will help you thru the process steps it’s not so difficult once you have a feel for the work.
Some handy references;
FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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My fav6800 make a squealing show when in wash mode, open front panel found a black tag like substance sprayed around the bottom of machine looks like it was flung out during a spinning or agitation cycle. Would this be the transmission and/or the clutch.
Posted on Jul 18, 2012
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