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I believe you may have a Tub Seal Leak you will need to remove the Outer Tub to start of the repair process for a Tub Seal replacement. I would start by removing the clutch I feel the water will coming down the Spinner Assembly support and or the agitator shaft driving the transmission.
See this post Clutch Fix for removing the clutch and inspecting and re-lube of the One-Way Roller clutches bearing. You will find links to the Service Manual at that post.
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.
I feel repair cost will trigger a washer replacement if a DIY fix is not an option for you.
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

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Yes the Tub Seal has failed and contimanted the Clutch Pulley.

One-Way bearings in the Clutch Pulley have failed to lock up in Spin Cycle causing tumbler movement to throw the wash load of ballance. This issues causes big time DC and UC unbalance errors.

Is it cost effective to repair? Yes if you do the work........Google this "" FAV6800A/FAV9800A Outer Tub bearing replacement "" Read thru the post and see if you can DIY the fix. If you want help I will assist on that forum.

Also see the link on this forum below.

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Possible Tub Seal leak, leak from Outer Tub, Sump Cap, Drain Pump, Drain Line.

You need to pull the front cover off the machine and ID the leak source. If there wash water over the Clutch Pulley I would suspect a Tub Seal issue.

You can't link to the Service Manual form this site.

Google Maytag Neptune load unbalance and see if you can find support for the Service Manual.

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If you have water leaking out of the wash tub that sounds to me like it is the issue. How much water is in the wash basket when your Control Board signals the NF (No Fill) error code?

It's time to remove thr front cover and see where the water leak source is. If it's over the Clutch Pulley then you could have a Tub Seal issue. See if you can identify the leak source. Follow all saftey warnings in the Service Manual or call in a repair service........Big Dollars

See this post Clutch Fix I describe in the front of this fix action for dC/uC error codes how to remove the front cover of the machine.

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Mike, Sorry to hear that, is there any water around the clutch pulley?  With the front panel removed and you put the washer in a Spin Only cycle with no clothes in the wash basket.  View the Clutch pulley turning CCW and see if is turning true with no wobble? Mine spun off twice before I got it seated properly, and it was in wobble mode until I got it seated properly.   With the water leak issue maybe you can view with the front panel off and a partial fill the leak source. You can always do a quick tub pump out in service mode. As you know unplug the 120VAC to the machine before you poke around in there.  Do you still have the original clutch?  Did you remove the plastic cover and inspect the roller bearings, clutch spring and coupler? Good luck and let’s see what you find. Rich




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Double posting, are you still having the issue, did reseating the clutch clear the issue?

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