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Garpy

Maytag Neptune No Spin MAH5500BWW

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This seems to be a bit different that the no spin issues I have read here. I tested this machine with water and laundry and it worked perfectly but needed bearings. I did the bearing and seal job and now it won't spin. I tested first with quick wash with a load of clothes and water hooked up and it did everything perfectly except no spin then tested with just spin cycle and still no spin. (It does pump out properly)

The door lock seems to lock properly and the door lock light comes on. I get no errors. I have unplugged it and tried it several times now after pushing various wire connectors in to make sure they are tight.

 

The strange thing is that once the timer counts down to 7 minutes left it suddenly jumps to 0, shuts off and gives the finish beep as if all went well.

 

OOPS. I posted this in the wrong section. Should have been in Laundry Repair Forum. Maybe someone in power can move this for me????

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 I tested this machine with water and laundry and it worked perfectly but needed bearings. I did the bearing and seal job and now it won't spin.

 

Please elaborate on this most interesting part.  Pacifically:

 

Did it spin before you did the bearing and seal job?  

 

What led you to conclude that it needed the bearing and seal job?  

 

What was the part number of the kit you installed?  

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Try putting the unit in a quck spin test off the tech sheet. What does it do there?? Does it go up in the increments outlined on the tech sheet, or does it ramp up and down the whole time??

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It's likely you installed the seal wrong, or the wrong seal, and it's bound-up. I take it you went with an after-market kit and did not replace the outer tub.

 

But, check the machine for other reasons for the no spin condition, it might not be related to your bearing job at all.

 

Spin-enable micro switch in door lock might be a good place to start

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To Samurai. I got the washer in on a trade in and as part of testing it, it did spin before I did the bearing and seal. That's when I determined the bearings were shot. I've heard many bad bearings and the sound is fairly obvious now. It was further proven on bearing inspection when I took the old ones out. The seal kit was PT# 12002022. I purchase all bearings locally from a bearing supply shop near me and much cheaper. When I retested the machine after all the work is when I discovered it now would not go into spin.

 

To: Trying to help.. I'll look at that on Monday and answer back then.

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Concur with Brother nick.  Check spin enable switch and wax motor in door lock assy.  Also check inertia balance switch on tub.

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 Also check inertia balance switch on tub.

That was it. I had no continuity at that switch. Tapped it with a screwdriver and it worked. I replaced the part for good measure. Thank you PDuff

 

This machine is now fixed. :woot:

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 Also check inertia balance switch on tub.

 

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That was it. I had no continuity at that switch. Tapped it with a screwdriver and it worked. I replaced the part for good measure. Thank you PDuff

 

This machine is now fixed. :woot:

 

 

Booyah!  

 

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On the 5500's, if you put them in spin via the quick spin test, and they ramp up and down 0-90 time after time and just keep doing that you have an open in the OOB circuit. Quick way to narrow it down.

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