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Replace tub seal in top load neptune

I replaced the tub seal in a top load neptune FAV6800AWQ, and am now re-assembling it. the spinner will not go into the tub seal far enough. is there a trick to seating the tub seal in the spinner shaft?

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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2009

    I didnt remove the old sleeve. went togather fine after that. thank you. shane

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2009

    rich, i tried everything i could think of to remove the spinner support without the tool, nothing worked. cant hold the nut in place without using the spinner tool. i purchased the tool, paid about $60 for it. i will probably never use it again, but that was my only option. shane



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I‘ll be watching your progress real close with the Tub Seal replacement. I’m going to run this machine into the ground and I’m sure I will develop a Tub Seal leak down the road. I have nothing to offer other then the mention in the SM on page 49 about making sure “”When installing a new seal, make sure the sleeve from the previous seal has been removed and discarded.””. Did you purchase or borrow this tool to remove the spinner nut Spinner Tool $25, or is there another way to remove the Spinner Nut? Good luck. Rich

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2009

    This board has problems since format changes........

    Hello dblred

    This was entered as a clarification not sure what I’m doing wrong. Rich

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2009

    Hey Shane,

    Good deal glad it worked out for ya. Any tips you can share regarding removing the Spinner Support Nut without having to buy the special removal tool regarding my question from earlier in the post, “”Did you purchase or borrow this tool to remove the spinner nut Spinner Tool $25, or is there another way to remove the Spinner Nut?””

    I thought about using an old, what I call “Spinner Support Coupler” from an old clutch assembly and a pipe wrench to engage the agitator shaft, but I believe the problem will be to lock down the recessed Spinner Nut. Any insight as you can share would be greatly appreciated,

    Thank you. Rich

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2009


    Thank you for the feedback. Yea I hear ya about one use. I have a spare tub seal and if I start to leak I will be in the same boat and have to purchase the wonder tool.

    Take care.... Rich



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Nope we are on our own.

I feel you have a slight tub seal leak causing the Clutch One-Way Roller clutches bearing to become contaminated…...again.

I would drop the Clutch Pulley out inspect and clean and look at replacing the tub seal if you feel it’s worth your while.

If the Outer Tub bearings are not causing increased rotational resistance I would change out the Tub Seal, Tranny O-Ring. This is a job but can be done by most folks that replaced the clutch. It’s comes down to can you tolerate the down time?

A couple of post if you decide to go forward with a Tub Seal replacement…… The post discuss Outer Tub Bearing replacement. You would just remove the Spinner Assembly and replace the Tub Seal and Tranny O-ring. This is a major tear down but again can be done by most DIY’ers that take on Clutch Maintenance or replacement.
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You would need the Tub seal see Sears Parts Direct. I would also pick up the Tranny O-ring seal (series 10) and this tool

It’s cheaper to buy the Spinner Nut Locking tool and Spinner wrench separately I don’t know why.
If you decide to go forward I will offer some additional info/support……..Rich

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You have a Tub Seal leak for sure. Did your Clutch Pulley use the upper bearing ring? If you don’t have any Outer Tub bearing noise you may get around replacing the Outer Tub Bearings.

Take a look at these links and see if they will help. Getting the Spinner Assembly removed without breaking one off requires care. Soak in Liquid Wrench or PB Blaster. Even after doing that I broke one off. I had the bolt hole drilled out and Stainless Steel Helicoil inserted in.

Here is the process for a Series 10 machine I did a tub seal replacement on. If you follow my post I’m a DIY’er with basic mech. skill sets. I’m a Electronic Technician by training and and learned craft skills. I feel you can do this if you felt OK with my Clutch Maintenance/Replacement post.

I would replace both the Tub seal and the Tranny O ring seal.

I used an air impact tool to remove the Spinner Bolts and the 1.75” Spinner Nut. You might be able to get away from using the Spinner Nut removal tool if you lock the Spinner Assembly as shown on page 47 in the SM.

See this post for links on Tub Seal and Outer Tub bearing replacement.

Good luck and I feel you can do this. I’m no expert but will try to help you……..Rich

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I feel you have a Tub Seal Leak and from what you describe the Outer Tub bearings need to be replaced.

It’s a job but most DIY’ers can do this despite what you may see posted about calling in a expert and shell out $450+.

What are the 1st two digits of your serial number? They will be 10,11,12 thru 17.

How long can you be with the washer down?

I estimate a Tub Seal kit with Tranny O-ring and bearings to be about and the tool to be about $70…..but you get to extend the service life of your investment.

I will post a link with some info. I would not buy anything until your husband removes the Inner Wash basket form the Spinner Support. I had a difficult time removing the Spinner bolts from the Spinner assembly. You will need a impact tool to remove them air or electric.

I’m an owner not a repair person with basic mechanical skill sets nothing fancy. But you have done a Clutch maintenance or replacement and I feel you can accomplish.

Take a look at the post and see what you think. One of the links discuss a Series 15 with integrated One-Way Roller clutches in the upper Outer Tub bearing assembly. You will read how this owner got around this fantastic Maytag improvement…..they should have stayed with the Upper One-Way Roller clutch bearing ring for all series.

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Let me know if I can help.....Rich

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Let me know if I can help……Rich

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Read this post1 and this post2 for removing the Outer Tub Bearings and seals and special tool to remove Spinner Assembly. No doubt this is a big job but other DIY’ers have done if you can tolerate the down time.
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I’m an owner not a repair person but have some hands on with the FAV6800A and have helped owners/repair folks out with FAV9800A LCD version of this machine…..Rich


Dear friend,
ngfam at you service!

The Neptune was discontinued for 98 design defects!!!!!!!!

You can not fix this problem your self!!!

This sounds like it will only fixed by service then you will be happy again!!

Yes sounds like you need service!
Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!
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