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How to fix a Maytag Neptune MAH6700AWW washer that won't start a wash cycle and keeps cycling the drain pump over and over

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 14 July 2011 · 1,668 views


i pulled the pump cleaned the sludge out it just keeps cycling the pump over and over again



Sounds like the machine still thinks it's full of water, locate the little tube going to the water pressure switch and see if it also requires de-sludging, or the switch itself may have cratered

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Source: Maytag Neptune MAH6700AWW won't start washer cycle


How to fix a Kenmore (made by Frigidaire) top-loading laundry center that squeals like a bad opera singer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 July 2011 · 640 views

Most likely the spin bearing.
It's attached to the center of the
outer tub....complete dismantle
of the unit.

I would also recommend that if you are going
to do the repair that you also replace the seal.

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Spin Bearing Link

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Source: Kenmore Laundry Center - 417.99680210


How to enter diagnostic/service mode in an Electrolux front loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 July 2011 · 6,341 views

Electrolux Diagnostic Mode

* Press the Cancel button to enter standby mode and enable diagnostic entry.

* Within 10 seconds after pressing Cancel , press any button to wake up the control.

* Within 5 seconds of wake up, turn the selector knob to the far left cycle and press and hold Cancel and far left

button under the display simultaneously for 3 seconds to enter the diagnostic mode.




To save time at wake up, the Welcome screen can be bypassed by turning the selector knob.





1. Upon entering diagnostic mode, all lights should flash for 1¼”x2” display models and all lights on for the 1¼” x

4 3/4” display models.

2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the start position. The hot water solenoid will activate and hot water

should enter through the detergent compartment.

3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and cold water

should enter through the bleach compartment.

4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids will activate and

cold water should enter through the softener compartment.

5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start position. The prewash solenoid will activate and cold water should

enter through the prewash compartment.

6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and the loading door

can be opened. When the door is opened, the drum light should turn on.

7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start position. The door lock will activate and the washer will fill then

tumble. Once tumbling has started, the boost heater will turn on.

8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start position. The drain pump will activate draining out any water in the

tub and the washer will operate in high spin.

9. Turn the program knob (8) clicks from the start position. This is a free position.

10. Turn the program knob (9) clicks from the start position. The control will signal the last 5 error codes with E00

being no error.

11. Turn the program knob (10) clicks from the start position. Latest software version will be shown.

12. If applicable, turn the program knob (11) clicks from the start position. This is a free position




Exiting Diagnostic Mode

A) Unplug the power cord, wait 5-8 seconds, then reconnect the power cord or

B) Turn the program knob clockwise back to the start position. Press the Cancel and far left button under the display


until the LED’s stop flashing



Let us know any errors that you find.







Source: Electrolux Front Loader Washing Machine EWF12108W



Tips for installing a new transmission, tub seal and bearing in a Frigidaire / Kenmore stack laundry top-loading washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 10 July 2011 · 2,056 views


I pushed down the top piece of the seal over the transmission shaft (with the rubber o-ring facing down) I used axel grease on the spin bearing.


Oops! prepare to disassemble unit and flip the top part of the seal so that the bronze disc contacts the ceramic face of the boot seal, then work the rubber ring carefully into the centre of the disc, compressing it so it remains tight to the shaft. Do not use any lube on this seal - not a good idea to put grease into the tub bearing either as it will accumulate underneath and "gum up the works". The bushing is oilite so it has oil (not grease) injected in it during manufacture.
As for the springs, the one that doesn't match with the other 2 will have more tension and gets installed 180 degrees from the motor so it offsets the motor weight and aids in balancing - and yes, you can install the other agitator for your style of transmission. Did you use the electrical duplex boxes to extend and hold the springs open during disassembly/assembly ?


Transmission part link ==> Transmission


Source: Frigidaire/Kenmore Stack Seal/Bearing/Tranny Repair Going Badly 417.97912700






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