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Member Since 01 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2014 10:52 PM

#279990 Maytag Neptune Washer Motor Problem

Posted by madbrad on 03 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

Konnichiwa, honorable masters! Many moons have passed since I last taken in the wisdom of the appliance bushido.

I do not have a problem with an appliance today, well, I do but I have it handled. The occurrence made me think of my venerable teachers!

My 14 year old Maytag Neptune washer has finally caught wind, perhaps through ancient wind communique from the others, that it is indeed a Neptune and as such is not expected to work at all, and duly fell into compliance. Now you might think this student got lucky and was washing on borrowed time(you'd be right), and should just act like normal people and buy a new washer. But before taking the naginata to it I thought it might be cheaper to call the repair guy. It has indeed had a couple of small failures, most being covered by warranty and the well used extended warranty and even a class action suit. The most recent, not counting today's, was a problem that I forget now, which the repair guy could not duplicate but whom I happily paid $75 for the trouble and the expertise, and the problem never came up again. That's the worst up to today. Today we heard what sounded like a male human of short stature asking to be let out of the washer in some Slavic language. It was trying to turn the drum and having a bit of success, but not enough to be encouraged to continue, and stopping. I observed with the back removed. Not knowing if the belt was slipping I removed said belt and ran it beltless, and that motor made the same sound, while attached to nothing. Plus it was a very hot motor. It turns out to be very easy to remove. I hope to go to the appliance place and get one of those motors, and a new belt to play it safe. Tomorrow I can visit the local master and see if it will be many fortnights before I can behold the new motor. laundry will be carried to Khan, I mean inlaws meantime.

Without this forum, I would probably have bought a new washer, or maybe pay the repair guy. If all goes to plan, I will be saving considerably. So...

Arigatou gozaimashita and dewa mata ne.

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