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Member Since 15 Jul 2013
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Maytag Neptune FAV6800AWW belt replacement question

15 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Hi Grand Master.


I've been reading blog posted Feb. 25, 2011 by Crisscross and I have a question. To start at the beginning, I have a Maytag Neptune top load machine Model #FAV6800AWW, serial #13521455EV so, a series 13. I purchased the machine April 18, 2005.  My machine made a high pitch whining (almost like a teakettle noise) when beginning the wash cycle. water and clothes in the machine. The motor whirling noise went up (like it was going to begin) and then down and then blinking light came on the start/pause button. Long story short, we have run troubleshooting diagnostics (pressing wrinkle control button) and if done right came up with 8, 40, 24, 6, 10. My husband removed tumblers and found no problem other than usual 7 years worth of debris. We have since lifted the top, removed the front panel and found the belt broken and off the clutch pulley. Unlike Crisscross the belt was not frayed and no edge damage just a clean break. My husband says he can see wear at the break site but to me the belt looks almost perfect except the break. Ok, so in the crisscross posting a member with name dh1200s asked Crisscross to spin the clutch pulley CCW, the large wrap spring would compress and the wash basket would begin to rotate CCW. We did that and the basket did rotate, so good there. We didn't understand the next sentence which is "Check here to ensure the Spinner support is turning freely in the Outer tub bearings"???? Not quite sure how to do that but we didn't notice a problem. Next dh1200s told Crisscross to rotate the clutch pulley CW to see if the tumblers began to rotate immediately, ours did but after a few full rotations the clutch pulley stopped and would turn no more. Is that normal or should the clutch pulley continue to rotate as long as we are turning it? Again, dh1200s next sentence said "Checking that the Agitator shaft is turning freely in the spinner support bearings and the tranny is not locked up". This is probably a stupid question but does it mean that the tranny is locked up because we could not continue to turn the clutch pulley or have we simply decompressed the spring?? We also did the Outer Tub Bearing test recommended by dh1200s and the tub spun freely and gently came to a stop. Didn't detect a problem there. So please enlighten us O' wise One what does that sound like to you? We truly appreciate your time and this website!

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