Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
The LR error on your non-spinning Maytag Neptune is usually, though not always, accompanied either by a burn spot or a blown fuse on the Motor Control Board.
Maytag upgraded the motor and motor control board because this problem was so prevalent. Big rash of these a few years back... and insludes replacement instructions with the kit.
The LR code means "locked rotor" - the control is not seeing the motor turning.
The image below contains the wiring diagram for this washer as you requested but there are some other things to consider.
Usually when the LR code is displayed the motor has stopped turning for some reason.
By definition the LR code means the control has tried to turn the motor but was unable to.
The error code can be caused by to large of load, to much soap/suds in the water or a problem with the spin bearing.
The cause of the LR message can be little problem like suds or a major problem like the spin bearing and sometimes it's difficult to pin down.
You don't mention in your question if the LR code occurs every load or once a week.
Try running a rinse and spin cycle empty and see if the washer completes the cycle.
The 2nd image contains the information on how to enter and run a diagnostic cycle which may help pin the source of the problem down.
This test completes all functions of the washer is a short time. It will fill, tumble, drain and spin all is a few minutes.
At the end of a successful test cycle a PA should display which means "Passed" and is what you want to see.
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From another source...
"Installing replacement motor, motor control harness, and motor control circut board.
Pretty easy install. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd call it a 3.5.
If you can use a screwdriver, a wrench, and have played with legos before, you can probably do this job.
It took me about 3 hours to do, but this was with inferior tools, and two smoke breaks included.
Minimum tool requirements: Adjustable-head cresent wrench (8 or smaller handle), phillips head screwdriver, utility knife.
Recommended tool equirements: Small ratchet with socket set, ratcheting screwdriver with phillips head and small socket attachments, brew.
The instructions are pretty clear.
Once you pull the front panel off, there are two braces at 45 degree angles on the lower corners of the washer.
The instructions don't ask you to, but I would remove the brace on the left to make life easier.
This gives your arm more room to work and makes it easier to pull the motor out the front.
They ask you to remove the wiring harness from the motor first and then pull the harness out with the control board.
My wrench was too big to get to the bolt to remove the harness from the motor.
All I did was cut the harness - since they supply a new one - then pull out the control board, then pull out the motor.
As far as getting the pulley off, slip it on and off at the large wheel, this is much easier than taking it off at the small motor drive shaft.
The only other thing of note is to make sure you look at the diagram for the conectors a few times before you snap it together.
There are a few ways you could hook it up wrong so pay attention. There should be no loose ends when you finish.
Also, I couldn't get the flange back on on the rear acess panel when closing it up, but it doesnt seem to serve muc purpose besides asthetics, so I tossed it.
The $200 for the parts and shipping was well worth it. I saved about $150-250 to do it myself...."
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Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: code lr ?
hate to interject
but lr stands for locked rotor
your motor control has blown a fuse or heat sync.
you can verify this by removing the door and front panel,
the motor control is on the bottom right front
inspect this board with a flashlight
im almost sure you will find some sort of burning
if you do and would like to repair the unit im including a link
that will show you the part you will need
make sure you oder the part that comes with a new motor is actually cheaper AP4010145
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
Hi, Lr is the error for a locked rotor. The machine is trying to run the
motor but is unable. Usually this the motor control board that is at
fault. The first thing to do is make sure the belt is on. After that
some tests are have to be made to determine what is going on. Im going
to lay out some instructions in case you want to get into this thing.
You will have to remove the door by removing the screws holding the
hinges on. Same thing for the spacers on the other side. Lift up and
remove the door. Pull the front panel forward and lift off. Once the
panel is off, set the door back on and close it. Unplug the washer. On
the motor control board, bottom right, pull the JP4 harness connector
from the board. Plug the washer back in and make sure the door is
closed. Press delicates and heavy soil 3 seconds to activate the
service mode. Now press the rinse key. Make sure the door is locked by
pressing the max extract key. Now press the stain cycle to start motor
control test. The motor should run rotating the drum at 50rpms. If the
motor doesn't run, check for voltage at the 3 wire harness, MN4, should
be 120V. If you don't have the voltage, problem is in the main board.
If you have that voltage, then the problem lies either in the motor
control, or motor itslelf. On the motor harness, 7 pin connector on the
board (middle). Between the brown, white and black wires should all
read 6 to 7.5 ohms. Between the 2 grays 150 to 195 ohms. If that
checks, then it's the board. If it doesn't check, it's the motor. Ohm
checks should be done with the power off.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
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