Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
I have the Neptune toploader. I've been generally satisfied with this washer despite the many problems that I've heard about from others. However, there is one thing that has never worked properly - neither the fabric softener dispenser or the bleach dispenser work properly. They are not emptying during the cycle. It doesn't appear that I can take the dispenser completely out for cleaning. Unfortunately, my washer is no longer under warranty so I'd like to correct this myself if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I had a similar problem with the fab. softener chamber. Clean
out the buildup and it will drain. To do this, remove the cap and wipe out the softener. Also, be sure to wipe inside the drum, just below the dispenser.
As for a water flow to the dispenser- You will need to remove the plastic portion of the lid. Start with the detergent dispenser, then gently remove the bottom corners of the lid. Then are held by two plastic clasps. Then gently remove the "L" shaped plastic holders. Use a pipe cleaner to clean out the tube where the water flows directly out of the unit, before entering the lid. I did this last night, and it works beautifully!
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Thanks for some great ideas. This worked well. Diluting the fabric softener seems to alleviate the buildup.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
Try putting a couple of spoonfuls of baking soad in the dispensers, followed by straight white vinegar - you'll get a lot of fizz- that's good - it will break down the build up! You can repeat as needed. I always dilute my fabric softner with water, as well.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
If you have a water hose close to the washer it helps to rinse the compartment out with the hose. My washer is in the basement near a drain and I do this. Some of my fabric softener has gotten "thick" and that causes it not to flow through. I am considering placing the softener in the microwave for a while to "melt" it and cause it to flow more easily.
Posted on May 09, 2010
Take a look at this post its a few posts down for NF error and see if that helps. I have to leave for work soon and will check back later to see if you need help getting into service mode to turn on the cold and hot water valves. You did the right check of the water fill input screens.
Take a look at this post for the fabric and bleach dispenser. Rich
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Mar 12, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
See page 33 and 34 of the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for Bleach/Softener Dispenser Removal.
The only place I know of to get the Service Manual is at a DIY appliance repair forum like this forum with the Sticky Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW
5th post down has a link to the FAV6800A/FAV9800A SM. Post in that forum if you need additional help and good luck.........D*ick
Feb 27, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
Appliance Repair Forums > Appliance Repair Talk > Washers > Maytag/Magic Chef/Admiral/Jenn-Air
Then repost issue if you want to DIY. If elect to call in a repair service give the Service Company the Model Number and they may ask for the Serial Number. That info is listed on the rear right hand side of the console.......D*ick
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