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Kent how do I install a door lock assy. on a maytag MAH3000AWW washer

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    once u remove do u replace the whole piece or do u replace each item in the unit

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Take the four screws out of the dispenser on top of the machine. take the door and front panel off the machine on both sides there is a 5/16 bolt that holds the lid down take them out lift the lid now you can see the lock mach

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Maytag Neptune Front Load Washers No Spin Problem


A class suit was filed in the State of Illinois, USA and then later on won against Maytag in 2004 due to the high failure rate of the wax motor used in the door lock mechanism of their Neptune Front Load Washers. The wax motor is used to activate the door lock switch by extending its shaft when a voltage from the machine control is applied across its terminals. Its failure then leads to the breaking down of components in the expensive machine control board. This is the fact that angered the customers which led to the filing of the class suit.

The obvious symptom of a failed wax motor is the inability of the washer to advance to the spin cycle and the door lock lamp is not turned on. The washer stops momentarily at the end of the wash cycle then continue to tumble as the machine control checks the activation of the door lock switch. The control will not allow a spin speed higher than 51 revolutions per minute (RPM) unless the door lock switch is activated by the wax motor. It is a safety feature of the washer to prevent accident due to accidental opening of the washer door during a high speed spin.

Customers who purchased the Neptune Front Load Washers in the USA after April 1, 1997 and before August 9, 2004 are Class members and eligible for the repair reimbursement, replacement cost, or purchase certificate depending on the length of service of the machine. Call up Maytag at 1-888-MAYTAG (1-888-629824) for more information.

The models included in the class suit are as follows: MLE2000AYW, MLE2000AWW, MLE2000AZW, MLG2000AWW (Gas Stack Unit), MAH3000AAW, MAH3000AEW, MAH3000AGW, MAH3000AWA, MAH3000AWW, MAH3000BGW, MAH4000AWW, MAH4000BWW, MAH4000AWQ, MAH4000BWQ, MAH5500AWW, MAH5500BWW, MAH5500BWW, MAH5500BWQ, MAH55FLBWW, MAH55FLBWQ, MAH6500AWW, MAH6500AWQ, MAH7500AWW, MAH7500AWQ, MAH7550AAW, MAH7550AGW.

on May 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Maytag neptune mah3000aww washer. It cycles then sits at the end of spin, does not go off. then the door will not unlock. I turn to off, push off button. it is anyones guess if it opens


Possible that the door lock is not actuated to open after the end of the cycle and could be jammed. try using a degreasing spray like WD 40 and if there is any issue with the lock.
check this link: door lock

Jul 05, 2012 | Maytag Washing Machines

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My maytag neptune MAH3000aww washing won't go into


most common issue with these is the door lock assy. You need to remove the control panel and check the R11 resistor on the board most likely it will be burnt. This was a common issue a few years back. If the R11 resistor is burnt you need to replace the door lock AND control board or your problem will occur again.

Hope this helps _MJ_

Jan 31, 2010 | Maytag Washing Machines

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DOOR HARD TO CLOSE


need your door lock assy replaced

Mar 15, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Maytag neptune washer MAH3000AWW


order the wax motor kit and replace parts from the internet. there are plenty of videos how to do this. it does require minor soldering and a little mechanical aptittude.

Dec 30, 2008 | Maytag Neptune Washer

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My washer Maytag Neptune Model MAH3000AWW not working. After push the START button, the "ON" led just light up 3-5 sec then turn off


my washer Maytag Neptune Model MAH3000AWW not working. After push the START button, the led just light up 3-5 sec then turn off

Aug 21, 2008 | Maytag Neptune Washer

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Maytag Neptune m/n MAH3000AWW burnt R11 resistor


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There is a short in the door lock (very, very common problem )
Go to ebay and search neptune washers and im sure youll find a site i was selling a kit to repair this. If you cant find it let me know ill look .

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