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MAYTAG NEPTUNE FRONT LOAD WASHER MAH5500BWW

WASHING MACHINE IS VERY LOUD DURING SPIN CYCLE. IT DOES NOT WALK

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Central bearing and seal are damaged. Very expensive repair and very expensive parts. Maytag does not sell bearings separately, they're only available with the outer tub, which is $400-$500; Repair itself is another 2-3 hours of hard work. Do the math...

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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.

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

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Maytag Neptune - MAH5500BWW makes loud, loud noise during spin cycle. What parts are necessary to repair the unit? I assume there are bearings and seals needed. Thank you.


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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front loadwashers can make..

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
heatman101

May 26, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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My Maytag Neptune washer is extremely loud during the spin cycle and the detergent dispensing door is broke, How much would I be looking at out of pocket to get it fix or would it be cheaper to replace it...


The loud noise during the spin cycle is probally due to a bearing failure. Not sure how much it would cost to fix, but Maytag does not sell you the bearings but would sell you a new wash tub with the bearings installed for over $600! Add the labor costs which would be a lot since the machine needs to be taken apart to install a new tub, and you would be ahead of the game getting a new washer.

Oct 04, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Noise hear during washing cycle?


Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

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Very loud spin cycle


The link below, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, shows that the rear bearing comes with the outer tub only and is very pricey! I have been unable to find a service agency that offers just the bearing. Very aggravating. www.maytag.com would be a good place to define your issue.

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MAH5500BWW-%3d%3di1119942&PartID=1119942

Jul 16, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Very loud noise during spin cycle


Probably a broken strut or support. some call it a shock absorber.

May 17, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Loud noise


Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary

Hope it may help you;

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Jan 29, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Maytag Neptune Series MAH5500BW loud noise during spin cycle.


very loud in spin cycle can mean a bad rear bearing, not something a homeowner would want to try to replace, parts would exceed 6-7 hundered dollars. you may have some extended part warr through the manufacture. still probly gonna be a 5 hundred when the labor is added in

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