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FAV6800AWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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OLD PUMP STOPPED DRAINING THE MACHINE- IMPELLER IN PUMP WORE OUT

  • Customer: Deborah from Westfield MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 46 of 51 people found this instruction helpful
FIRST- I UNPLUGGED AND COMPLETELY DRAINED MACHINE OF WATER BY PUTTING HOSE AT GROUND LEVEL NEAR DRAIN .

SECOND- REMOVED BACK PLATE TO WASHER
SAVING ALL HARDWARE.

THIRD- DISCONNECTED IN AND OUT HOSE TO PUMP. TWISTED PUMP GENTLY AS TO POP IT OUT OF SLOTS IN BOTTOM OF MACHINE.

FOURTH- DISCONNECTED WIRES TO OLD PUMP HOOKED TO NEW PUMP REPLACED PUMP, REPLACED HOSES- TESTED MACHINE THEN REPLACED BACK PLATE OF MACHINE. DONE.

Belt Broke

  • Customer: Nicole from Ottsville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Luckily, I found someone else with the same story, and read that you need the clutch assembly and the belt at the same time. One night when we started the washer, it made a metal seizing type squeal. There was smoke everywhere. After opening the washer, the belt burned through but the clutch had also seized which was the cause. Replaced both. Needle bearings were totally rusted. Must be leaking water somewhere. Just lift top, remove front cover (two screws inside the top). Prop up and secure washer. Loosen the motor bolt. Through the hole in bottom, fit socket to hex bolt on clutch. Our belt was already off as it broke in half. Remove clutch, slip new one on and make sure it goes all the way back on transmission. Place the one bolt back on. Two people are helpful here! Place new belt on grooves of motor pully (while person 2 holds the agitators still) and then work belt down and around clutch. Ours was a tight fit! Have a person pull back on motor as you tighten the one bolt you loosened. There is an in/lb rating on clutch bolt. Put washer back down and panel back together. Pretty easy repair to save tons on a new washer.
Ordered parts on a Friday at 3:05 pm, and they were delivered the next day! Excellent service!!! This saved our day!

Broken Pump

  • Customer: Drake from Crofton MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 13 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Roll washer out of drain pan on section of 3" PVC pipe. Unplug washer & disconnect hoses. Remove rear access panel with nutdriver. Disconnect wiring harness from pump. Disconnect hoses from pump using screwdriver and pliers. Twist pump counter-clockwise to separate from bottom of washer housing. Transfer electronic component from old to new pump. Install new pump in reverse order as above.

Washer would not drain

  • Customer: Scott from Sedalia MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 11 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Starting out I found the code that the washer was showing,ND, Meaning no drain so I read up on and people where saying that the pump had a blockage in it, so I took the back of the washer to gain acess to the pump, I took the drain hose off to look in side to see if there was a problem there was nothing in the pump itself so I started to remove the pump I undid the wiring harness to find the problem, the red wire to the pump had burned in the harness order the part from part select and 30 minutes later my wife was doing laundry again..........Thanks partselect for the fast shipping and quality parts very easy repair.

machine would not function on "spin" cycle

  • Customer: Dennis from Fairfax MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Maytag repairperson suggested machine was not worth repairing. However, it was only 5 years old and still looked like new. I appreciate availability of this multi-function pulley ass'y from your firm. I removed the tub/spinner unit from machine. This made replacement much easier. Pulley was a little tricky to install. All the wiring is connected in harnesses and simple to re-install. The machine works great now and we are thrilled with it. Thanks again!

washer would not drain water

  • Customer: deb from new madison OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
my husband took the old part off. order the new part thru your company...3 days later the part came in. then he reattached thee part to the hoses with the champs and we said alittle pray and i had my washer back

Front panel buttons failed

  • Customer: Aaron from Cottage Grove MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
removed back cover panel from machine. unhooked connections to circuit board and removed front panel. Removed circuit board and installed it into the new panel. snapped replacement front panel into place, reconnected the front panel and circuit board connections. I then reinstalled the back cover panel

Water overflowing

  • Customer: Anthony from Reseda CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged machine, turned off hot and cold water feeds then I removed back control panel cover, unpligged the water inlet valve connectores(hot and cold), loosened the mixer hose clamp with a 5/16" nut driver and popped off the hose, then I removed one retaining screw with the same 5/16" drive nutdriver, the water inlet valve assembly came loose by shifting it one way after you remove the 5/16" screw, reversed the process with the new part.....Done!!! the part service was great, Maytag products are crap, You spend the big dollars for what you think is a quality machine that will be hassal free for a little while...NOT!! From the first week I bought this Maytag I have had problems , The reason they cost so much is so Maytag can cover all the trips the Maytag service guy makes during the warrenty period!!!! Complete crap..

Washer would not spin due to the faulty sensor.

  • Customer: Nick from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front of the washer, loosened a few screws and bolt and the sides of the washer just kind of folded back. I unsnapped the sensor and unhooked it, replaced with the new one and closed it up. Easy. Very easy.

Washer won't spin - everything else works

  • Customer: Eric from Winder GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Ran diagnostic check that machine will automatically perform if you push the right combination of buttons (see instructions tucked behind back panel of control panel) All Systems checked out OK. Took flat screwdriver pushed in the two tabs under the top where it meets the front. Top is hinged so just opened it up. Remove two screws holding front cover. Lift cover forward and up to remove. Loosen 1/2" nut that holds drive motor in position. Push motor toward tub, roll off belt. Take socket and remove bolt in center of clutch. Clutch pulls straight down to remove. Install new clutch. Use screwdriver to leverage tension on motor to put tension on belt, tighten bolt to hold motor in position with correct tension on belt. Install front cover. Lower lid. All done.

Water inlet valve only open half way.

  • Customer: Mark from Plantation FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the back cover of top of the machine. Turn off water, open top of machine, remove hoses, take off three wires, remove one screw, remove one hose clamp to the mixing valve and remove bad valve. Replace vave, install screw,install color coded wires with gel. install hose and clamp. Close top, install back and water lines. Turn on water. A&E service had three tries to repair the machine and could not repair it.

Water inlet valve would not close

  • Customer: Andrew from RIchmond VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed top half of washing machine to get to valve, removed valve, installed new part.

dispenser broke

  • Customer: Guy from Newark DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Inserted bottom in first, holding in plac snapped on top pice and was finished.

The strut was rusted and worn out.

  • Customer: GARY from PAINTED POST NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to fix....saved ourselves ove $300. You service was impecable we ordered the part on Sunday night and had it at our doorstep on Tuesday....Wow

broken drive belt (nepture top load0

  • Customer: john from n. ft myers FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Slide putty knife under top section in the two front corners and lift up top,remove two screws holding front to the sides aand lift out front,lossen 1/2 bolt on the motor that adjusts the belt tension,put new belt on motor first and then slide over big pully, it was a tight fit so I put a little 3 in 1 oil on the top part of the belt to slip it over the large pully and then wiped the oil off the belt with a rag while turning the large pully, tighten 1/2 bolt with a little tension. John
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