How to center belt on driver pulley
Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:42 PM
Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:16 PM
Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:36 PM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:55 AM
Haven't heard of this happening yet on these Maytag machines but someone had something similar happening with a Friggadair front loader and this is what the problem was.
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501
Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:07 AM
In email communication with most of the sellers on Ebay selling used Neptune parts, the outer tub bearing failure is the number one reason for canning the whole machine.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:56 AM
Mastertech, are sure you're not confusing this with the Friggidare washers?
Ive read a lot of reports that the tub bearing can wear out on the Neptunes.
So you mean, after all that work you did prettying up your Neptune, the bearings crapped out on you? Or you bought the outer tub just in case?
Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:24 AM
Hey what can I say, Im a parts hoarder.. LOL
Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:48 AM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:00 AM
Odds are that it doesn't. The noise probably originates from the belt rubbing on the pulley. Try replacing the belt.
I don't think the bearing has any problem.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:35 PM
Thanks posting the photos about your cleaning of your Neptune. It could be very surprised if other service-tech would do such dirty job.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:13 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:26 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:01 PM
Grateful if our Honourable Samurai Appliance Repair Man could have the same thought.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:41 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:22 PM
By squirting grease in these holes you have likely blocked them, preventing harmful water from being slung out of the bearing area. From what I saw when mine was opened, any grease coming in the holes would have a very hard time getting into the bearing in any useful way. With the inner (stainless) tub & shaft removed, I used a needle injector on a small grease gun to carefully inject moly-sulfide grease under the bearing seal. This is a temporary fix, because I likely have bearing damage, considering the noise (whine at high spin) and condition of the water seal.
My bearing problem was likely caused by water corrosion, the result of a failed shaft (not bearing) seal. If you see rusty water & streaks near the weep holes, be prepared for the worst! I replaced my seal with a part from Maytag. Note: the shaft seal has been modified (improved) by Maytag, but the new seal can not be used on the older models without replacing the outer tub and/or shaft (support assembly). The standard part from Maytag includes both tytpes of seal.
The Neptune front loader bearings can be replaced without removing and replacing the outer tub (tub replacement is Maytag's way; parts = $300+); see links below. I have the kit from E-Z Way, and will replace my bearings in the near future.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:18 AM
You know I have found that Maytag does sell the bearings separately but not publicly. You can buy the Tony Tool on the internet to replace the bearings. But of course that tool is over 450.00. Im sure there are ways a professional can remove and replace without the high priced special tool though.
Front bearing 22002934
Rear bearing 22003441
Posted 16 May 2005 - 05:26 AM
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