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Maytag Neptune MAH4000AWQ


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#1 Fastball99

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:02 AM

Hi, have a 7 year old Maytag Neptune MAH4000AWQ (s/n 40374436WQ) is really really loud during high speed spin cycles, everything seems to come out okay, it completes all the cycles and such, but we all race to the door when it goes in to the spin cycle.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:18 AM

Is it a knocking sound or an airplane taking off roar?:huh: 
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:23 AM

Close to a 777 at JFK

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:30 AM

The rear tub bearing is toast. You have to replace the whole outer tub assembly as the bearing and seal are not replaceable separately. Maybe it's time to think about buying a new machine, this isn't an easy repair and the parts alone will run you close to $300 or so.

The bearing would have lasted longer if you used HE detergent and you had the  "anti mold kit" installed.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:58 PM

Hi,

I'd like to try to fix this anyway. Can you tell me what parts I need to order?

Thanks!


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

Here you be, buddy-ree. Comes complete with destructions, too.

http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1119942

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:09 PM

Wow...forget that, for that much, it is time to buy a new machine! Research time.

Thanks for your reply though, I appreciate it.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:49 PM

I told you so. :P

If you MUST buy another front load washer, buy a Whirlpool Duet.  Do not get talked into buying a Bosch, LG or Fisher & Paykel.

A Whirlpool top load washer is another machine worth buying, but STAY AWAY from the Cabrio.

 

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:54 AM

I have the Maytag MAH3000AWW, bearings shot. I bought the "bearing and seal kit" featured on this website and am willing to do the work. However, one thing missing from "bearing and seal kit": the damn bearings! Not happy camper here. What's the big deal with the bearings? Are they custom made? Can't they be ordered from a bearing house?

Need help Master.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

Econo Appliance wrote:

Maytag outer tub w/ bearing 
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 No other way.   We've tried retrofitting bearing with the help of a local bearing shop.... no luck! 

hvacdrd wrote:

TonyTool - this video will show you the level of difficulty. Parts cost under $100 for new bearings & seal - as long as the shaft is not damaged or worn. Also search this forum for other DIYers who have completed the task. The TonyTool is nice to have but not necessary. Somewhere online I ran accross a rental that included the parts...

nickfixit wrote:

It's very common for the spinner shaft to be seized onto the rear bearing. If this happens, the idea of replacing just the bearing goes out the window.

Personally, I'm against the idea of keeping a Neptune running. The world gets a little nicer everytime a Maytag gets hauled out for scrap.


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:04 PM

I appreciate the quick reply very much. You guys are awesome.

I've rebuilt everything else on this Neptune. The bearings would have made it a practically new machine. Damn.

OK, it's heading to scrap. What now?

One reason we've loved this machine is because it uses so little electricity. We have an alternative electrical system with a 4kw inverter. The system barely notices when the Neptune spins up. 7 amps maximum draw. We like that. Despite the low draw, it takes a reasonably big load. Double good.

Above, the Whirlpool Duet is recommended, but customer reviews pan the machine, the company, and most of all, the horrible (lack of) warrantee service. Looks like a machine and a company to avoid.

So, any other energy efficient machines you more experienced folks can recommend?

Thanks again,

-Jeff

PS. I'll be returning the "bearing and seal kit" and belt.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:11 PM

the "Seal kit w/Bearings" are available $79 in the Tony Tool link above
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

We've decided to dump the Maytag. The inner basket fell off. Possibly the shaft is now broken. Have done tons of online research. Really want another front loader and it seems they all have a host of customer complaints except the GE line. (who'd a thunk it?)

Looks like we'll buy the GE WBVH5300KWW at Home Despot which appears to be identical to the WCVH6800 but is a Home Depot special model number. I'll search here to see if there are repair issues, but it looks like most customers are really happy with it. Thanks again for being there. You folks have made my life with the Neptune tolerable.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:32 AM

note that GE parts prices are sometimes 2x to 3x times as much for the same part

Service manuals are hard to find (if at all)

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:10 PM

ALL of the front load washers have repair issues. If I were to buy one for myself, I would buy the Whirlpool Duet.
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