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How do you clear a od error code on a maytag fav6800aww

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I agree with fastnhonda troubleshooting. I will just toss out some additional info. I’m an owner like you just trying to troubleshoot from a distance. The OD alarm is signaled by the control board when the control board has not seen a lid open signal from the left lid lock for three completed wash cycles. Could be corrosion issues with the left lid lock and or plug connecting to the left lid lock. If you pull the power plug on the machine then re-power up does the “OD” alarm clear? This might clear the “OD” alarm for three wash cycles. If it does can you do this; open the washer lid and start a Spin Only cycle with the lid open do you throw an OP (Lid Is Open) alarm to the console? If so do you clear the “OP” alarm when you close the lid? I’m checking the signaling functionally of the Left Lid Lock assembly of the magnetic reed relay and lid magnet thru the left lid lock and plug back to the control board.
If no results come from above testing and you want to DIY the repair I would remove the left lid lock (remove the left lid lock as shown on page 34 of the SM) and inspect for corrosion issues as the other forum member speaks to and a possible broken wire connection on the magnetic reed relay. See the red & black wire going to magnetic reed relay switch as shown in the pic. below. Note the black wire is broken away from one end of the magnetic reed relay do to corrosion. If you take apart the left lid lock the tabs holding the case halves together break off very easy so be careful on disassembly. I would not replace the right lid lock just yet. Removing the plugs on the lid locks is difficult so be careful. I would remove the left lid lock and inspect and clean up wih WD-40 if there are corrosion issues such as shown below or a broken wire (re-solder) on the magnitic reed relay. If this doesn’t resolve the “OD” alarm I would then replace the left lid lock only at this time. The right lid lock is not needed for normal washer operation.

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Left Lid Lock always give you pats supplier you machine model number when ordering parts. No machine serial number is required for this part.
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.


Disconnect the washer power cord.
To raise the top of the machine. Insert a flat blade putty knife approximately 2.5” from the left and right sides of the washer top, depress the spring tabs securing machine top to the washer base. See page 33 of the SM for putty knife insertion point.

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YOU CAN'T CLEAR IT, YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE LID SWITCHES,(2) OF THEM , THEN THE ERROR WILL CLEAR ITSELF, SWITCHES WIRE (INTERNAL) ARE PROBABLY BROKEN FROM MOLD HUMIDITY AN SOAP , IF YOU ARE HANDY ONCE YOU OPEN THE SWITCH YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CLEAN THE CONTACTS AN RE-SOLDIER THE WIRE BACK , I DID THAT AN FIXED MY PROBLEM AN THE ERROR WENT AWAY,

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Maytag's service center emailed me back saying that I needed to purchase a magnet for the right side of the lid, even after I sent them photos of the lid. There is no magnet on the right side, so don't be fooled! The lid comes apart fairly easily. First, with a screwdriver, apply a little downward pressure and pry out the center liquid/powder holder. It is hinged on the bottom and will come right out. Next, pull out on the bottom corners and the lid liner will come straight down. Now you can verify that the magnet (on the left side!) is there and seated correctly. If that is the case, go ahead and reassemble. Unplug the washer. Lift up the top portion of the washer (at the crease). You may need a screwdriver to pry up on it. I didn't. I just pulled up on it. It comes up fairly easily. Now you can see the locks, mounted with one bolt on either side. Inspect the wiring for any wear or damage. Next, remove the locks one at a time, unhook the wire connector and plug them back in. Reassemble. Leave the lid up (not sure if it matters, but I did) and plug the washer back in. That's all I did and it worked! The "od" alarm didn't come back.

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rlbishop720,

See this post Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting . I discuss Left Hand Lid Lock troubleshooting for error codes OD,OP FL, FO all related to Left Hand Lid Lock issues. I also provide a link to purchase a replacement Left Hand Lid Lock if you don’t want to deal with a DIY fix.

Let me know if I can help…..Rich

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You have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid lock.

The OD code is sent out from the Console main control board when a lid open is not sensed via the signaling from the Left Hand Lid lock for three completed wash cycles.

Google this sticky for help with your issue ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"" start at the 5th post down. You will find a link to the service manual and help on troubleshooting your issue.

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The Control Board has not see a Washer Lid Open for 3 completed machine cycles.

If you want to DIY this is not the best forum. Google
""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"" you will find the Service Manual in post 5 of that sticky. I have troubleshooting support in that sticky for the FAV6800A and FAV9800A. I speak to troubleshooting the Left Hand Lid lock issues causing the OD error code as well as OP and FL.

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OD error code is associated with the Left Hand Lid Lock.

If you want to troubleshoot and repair yourself Google this""

Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW""

That is a repair sticky where I have DIY support for FAV6800A or FAV9800A Maytag TL's.

You do not need a lot of mechanical experience just some guidance if you wan to save your 1$K machine.


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Maytage Neptune TL gives od error code. Tried unplugging the machine. Tried many things, but nothing is working.


Could be loss of signaling thru the left hand Lid lock;

Google "Sticky Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW" for the Service Manual and support for troubleshooting the OD error code.

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You have lost signaling thru the lefthand lid lock

Google this "Sticky: Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"

Go to the 5 post in the sticky for the Service Manual and within the Sticky I describe the issue of OP, OD, and FL error codes.

Ypu don't mention in your description but I assume your machine is throwing an OP or DO error code.


I describe how to diagnosis and repair the issue.

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I have a Maytag TL Neptune FAV6800AWW ..... error code ob....can you tell me what this means?


I think you mean OD. Place a magnet over the left Gray Bumper and see if the OD error code clears. Could be a Lid Magnet out of posistion.

I have many post on this board for troubleshooting signaling issues such as this form the Left Hand Lid Lock. This forum is not really geared up for DIY repairs. If you want some help post back and I will have you try anothe forum I post in.... That forum has a link to the FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual a real must have if you are going to DIY and save some money.

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Maytag neptune top loader model fav6800aww has an error code od


See if this post http://www.fixya.com/support/t4757262-i_have_a_letter_showing_and_it_say_o_d_w will get you started.


You have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid Lock. If you want to DIY I will try to help........Rich

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rlbishop720,

See this post Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting . I discuss Left Hand Lid Lock troubleshooting for error codes OD,OP FL, FO all related to Left Hand Lid Lock issues. I also provide a link to purchase a replacement Left Hand Lid Lock if you don’t want to deal with a DIY fix.

Let me know if I can help…..Rich

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See if this post will help you clear the OD error code on your machine.

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