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FAV6800AWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Washer would not run. Error msg op

  • Customer: Phillip from Miami Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
The error msg applies to the lid lock, left side. I checked on the internet and sawe some other repair descriptions. Lifted the top assembly, one screw held it in place and one gable connection. Easy fix.

Replace power cord that had burned from a small fire

  • Customer: Hersch from Mamaroneck NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed top control panel and then the old power cord that been damaged by a small fire and the just attached the new power cord and control panel. Unblievably simple and I saved myself a lot of money. Where I live in a NYC suburb this type of simple repair could easily cost $100.

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

Bad tube seals and bearings

  • Customer: DAVID from SANDY HOOK CT
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled washer as per directions with seal kit. Removed inner tub. Cut both tub shaft bearing in half; punched out from outter tub. Installed new bearings using .5 inch threaded rod, washer and bolts. Installed new seal on inner tub shaft. Installed inner tube. Re-assembled washer.

Pump would not pump water from washer drum

  • Customer: David from Watervliet MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
It was very easy to do. I took the back cover off. I dissconected two hoses. disconnected one wire. removed a small plastic bag (cover over wires). turned the pump 1/4 turn.and reversed this process with the new pump. It took me 15 minutes to remove and replace. Put the washer thru a cycle and it worked!

Lid would not stay up all the time.

  • Customer: Richard from San Pedro CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Lift the lid and remove the auto-soap dispenser using a coin to turn the four locks. You will see a cloths hanger diameter wire that is held in place by nylon segments. The right end of the wire goes through the right hinge bushing. This is the torsion rod that hold the lid closed. There is a bushing that is on this rod and that is the part that fits into the hinge bushing. Remove this rod assembly by first removing the center nylon segment. Then pull out and the the left on the left hand side of the assy. Then fish it out of the right hinge bushing. Pay attention to how it is removed so you can replace it easily. I then replaced the broken hing bushing by pulling the broken one out with pliers. The new one snaps in. Now look at the bushing that is on the far right side of the rod that fits into the right hinge bushing. It will likely by seized up and corroded. Clean the corrosion off of the outside and use a lube to loosen the bushing so it will revolve freely around the rod. Now put it back together and your problem will be gone.

The lid was rusting so I removed the inner panel to se what was gong on. It appears that May Tag did a poor paint job on the underneath side which began to rust. I repainted with appliance tough up and when I went to reassemble the inner lid I broke the tab off;

  • Customer: timothy from castle rock CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I just took more time snaping the inner panel into the brackets on the inside of the lid. The first time I tried to force it and it really is an easy fix if you are properly aligned.

My washing machine stopped working.

  • Customer: charlene from Kingston NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and asked a maytag repair man how to fix my machine, he told me that was the part I needed and the link was right there to order the exact part. The problem ended up not being that part and I had to have a repair man come anyways, but I received the part and it was what fit my machine

Washer would not copmlete a cycle.

  • Customer: Tim from Kingwood TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After further investigation, the bearings were out on the spinners. Did not ever install the new control baord.

Didn't pump the water out. The pump would run and rattle but not function..

  • Customer: Dennisd from Waco TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just replaced the pump.

wet clothes/ unbalace clothes/ error code "dc"& "UC"

  • Customer: Ricardo from Patterson CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Afterchanging the struts. the unbalance problem continued. The main problem was the clutch assembly, replace it and problem got fix

did not dispense solfner and bleach

  • Customer: chris from lexington KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Maytag made a washer with the dispenser valve in the rear of tub and compartments in the front corners of the tub with chutes in the lid to transfer the water from the dispenser to the compartments. I thought the dispenser valve went out but it was the chutes in the lid were stopped up from hard water. I hooked tubing little bigger than icemaker tubing to the dispenser and through the chutes in the lid to get the water to the front corner compartments on washer. I did wash two or three loads to narrow it down to that. first wash installed new dispenser still did dispense solfner. second wash hooked jumper wire to dispenser and pluged it in at rinse cycle still did not dispense solfner. than I came up with the tubes. FYI I did take all compartment off of washer and ran hot water through them in a bath tub I just did not run a brush through the chutes in lid. When they made the washer in 95 very bad ideal.

Appliance repair company did a poor job and the motor fell off because of a missing isolator

  • Customer: John from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the back of the washer, put the isolator in the hole it belongs in. I then inserted the motor pivot pins into the holes, and installed the motor bolt. Installed and tensioned the belt, tightened the motor bolt, and installed the back cover.

Our Maytag Washer would not start, and was displaying "OD" on the display

  • Customer: Dowayne from Oak Harbor WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The top of the washer cabinet is held down by clips, which are easily pried off using a screwdriver. Next, simply unscrew the mounting screw off the left door lock switch, disconnect the electrical plug and swap the switch assembly. Reassembly and getting back into operation took less than five minutes once the part was received. Thanks, Parts Select!

Needed to Replace tub seal between inner and outer drum

  • Customer: Dominic from Elgin IL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went on line and looked up service manual for specific model of washer machine. after following detailed directions on how to get to the tub seal began the journey. once I came to removing the drum from the washer had to figure out a way to remove the nut from the drive shaft. there is a tool that can be purchased for 60, but knew there was another way. with some "out of the box" thinking took my 1.75" crescent wrench and held the nut. took a wrench with a skinny handle and placed it in the drive shaft. had to hit the handle a couple of times in order to break the nut free. recommend having two people. its very hard to hold the nut and try to break the nut free from the shaft by yourself.
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