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Od code read your responce on the three cycle and followed your directions. Did not work for me looked at the maganet all looks good please help

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This is your switch if you have a fav6800 series machine if different let me know, the switch also has a finger which attaches to the lid that often breaks. Look at where the lid meets the console right in the middle should be a 1 inch square of plastic whith a finger that presses a plunger to activate the switch, the plunger and switch should be intact together inline. Let me know of your findings.

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Od error code

The Neptune Od code will come up when the unit does not see the door opened before starting another cycle following a completed cycle. Simply opening the door and closing it again will remove this code until the same incidence happens again. So if you are looking to rewash a load of cloths you must first open the door then close it before you can start the machine over. Pleazer Appliance...

Apr 13, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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What does the code od mean?

The "od" code appears when you must open the washer door. The Maytag Neptune washer requires that you open the door between cycles.

Read more: Maytag Neptune Washer Error Codes '

Dec 30, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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HELP ~ My washer code is od and it will not do anything. Thank you ~ Gail

od-means the door has not been opened since the last cycle.
try opening the dorr ands shutting it hard. If the code still comes up then reset the unit at the breaker box. Leave the breaker off for 1 to three minutes then check the unit. If the code is STILL there then the door lock is malfunctioning.

Sep 07, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Washer will not start , od code is showing on the panel

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.

Sep 03, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I get OD code

od meaning from the Service Manual for the FAV6800A/FAV9800A;
Open the Lid: The lid has not been opened for the last three completed cycles.

The OD and OP error codes are trouble shot the same way. See if this link will help.

Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting

FAV6800A/FAV9800A Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference

If you need additional help let me know.........D*ick


Aug 08, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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I have a letter showing and it say O D WHAT IS THIS MEAN

od error code description from the Service Manual for the FAV6800A/FAV9800A; Open the Lid: The lid has not been opened for the last three completed cycles.

If only it were that easy to fix.

The FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

See page 13 of the Service Manual for a list of the error codes and their meaning.

I feel you have lost Lid Open/Lid Closed signaling to the Control Board from the Left Hand Lid Lock assembly. If you remove the Left Hand lid lock assembly I believe you will find a broken wire to the magnetic read relay or severe corrosion on the input and output pins in the Left Hand Lid Lock assembly.

Take a look at this link Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting and see if it will help with troubleshooting and repair.

You will find a part number for the Left Hand lid lock and parts supply vendor links if you decide to purchase the Left Hand Lid lock.

I would do some troubleshooting by removing the Left Hand Lid lock and inspecting before a part purchase………Rich

Mar 19, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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"od" alarm on neptune tl

Hey geonkarla637,

Good job on troubleshooting, let’s focus on the Left Hand Lid Lock. It has the dual signaling functions to allow the Machine to operate as designed. The first signaling function is “Lid is Open/Lid Closed” signaling the “OP” error code for lid is OPEN if you press the Start button at the Start of a cycle or during a pause and resume portion of a cycle and “OD” error code if the machine has not seen the lid open for three completed machine cycles your issue. The second signaling function is “Failed to Lock” the “FL” error code.

Because the Control Board programming is looking for the contact open/closure transitions at appropriate times of the wash cycle from the Magnetic Reed Relay in the left lid lock. I see no way to fool it by bypassing the magnetic reed relay in the Left Hand Lid lock assembly and have the machine work as designed.

What I would do next is remove the Left Lid Lock and very carefully open it up. I found it is very easy to break off the enclosure locking tabs. I use a fine flat jewelers screw driver and X-acto blade and work around the locking tabs to open the case halves. I wedge small paper clip ends in the case halves as I work around the tabs. Again I stress they break off in a heartbeat take it slow and no coffee for 24hrs before you begin this operation …. (:

How do the black and red wire on the reed relay look? If they look like this I would take a low wattage soldering iron fine pencile tip 25W no more than 60W iron and solder back on the broken end if that has happened. If you don’t want to deal with that you need to replace the Left Hand Lid Lock .


I would also use a drop or two of WD-40 on the slide switch in that signals “Lid Is Locked”. I’m going to include a pic of my attempt to document the Left Hand Lid Lock Control Board inputs and signaling outputs. I have labeled the Pins on that lock assembly for my reference, I cannot correlate them one for one to the schematic packed in the machine console. I have measured and watched the +12VDC input and output transitions with my DVM for the Lid Is Closed and Lid is Locked on the Control Board at connector P3. If your Left Hand Lid Lock is signaling correctly out of the assembly then I would trace the +12VDC signaling back to the control board. From your previous troubleshooting you have insured there is no corrosion on the male Left Hand Lid Lock assembly and the mating plug end.

Please let me know what you find, I hope this helps; I’m a rookie owner still learning how to troubleshoot/repair the machine.

As a side note I unplugged the Right Hand Lid Lock and taped up the plug end. I would never replace that lid lock if it failed my choice; I find it helps to simplify troubleshooting.
Good Luck …………..Rich

Oct 07, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Maytag Neptune top load. I am getting an od code

Be sure to unplug the washer before attempting any troubleshooting. On the Maytag Neptune the "OP" code indicates a problem at the door switch. These washers have a common problem associated with this code. The door isn't completely waterproof and allows water to get into the area where the lid switch is, corroding the electrical contacts and wires. Use a putty knife or screwdriver to open the top of the machine to access the door locks. Look for any broken or corroded wiring connections and reseat and clean as necessary. Test the switch using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity will indicate a faulty switch. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

Sep 10, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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The OD code will not clear

The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference

od alarm means the Control Board has not seen a lid open condition for three complete wash cycles. I suspect the left lid lock and or lid magnet issue.

First check to see if you can clear the od error with an external magnet as shown in this picture.

Pic of left bumper and a external magnet;


If it does then you have a lid magnet out of position. You will need go thru the process to disassemble the lid and check that the lid magnet is in position. First picture on page 35 of the SM shows the lid magnet.

You could have an issue with the left lid lock with corrosion and a possible open lead on the reed relay in the left lid lock. See the broken black wire connection as shown in this Pic


In the interim you could power down the machine by removing the 120VAC power cord from you wall receptacle then re-power up. That may give you three more wash cycles before the od alarm is triggered again. If the magnetic reed relay lead is open as shown this may cause a OP alarm to the console.

Post back if you have questions. Rich

Jun 17, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Hotpoint BDW 12 wont hold on a spin or dry cycle

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With the OLD TIMERS you could open it up and spray it with a can of electrical cleaner (same as they sell for computers) and a lot of the time it would fix the problem!
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