How do you remove the top of a MAH5500B Front Load Washer
Need to replace the door latch assembly ($41 part) on our Neptune front
loader (MAH550BWW). How do you open the top on this washer? Removed
obvious screws for "hinges" in rear, removed top display that holds
computer board. Can't figure out what is still holding the top lid on.
Any assistance is appreciated.
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You need to remove the door hinges and the screws opposite the hinges. that will allow you to remove the front panel and the you will see the latch and the top hold down screws. once you have the top up, then you will also need to remove 2 screws that hold the latch to the upper frame. it is hard to pivot the latch out from the frame but it will come out and then you can replace the assembly. by the way.. why are you wanting to replace the latch?? any failure codes? you might also have to replace the control board as it will fail when the door latch shorts out. if you look at the control board you might see some of the resistors that have burnt out/ shorted out. sorry but it happens alot. if it is less then 5 years old, then you might get it fixed under warranty for free part.
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Remove the four screws from your dispenser, remove cover, there should be a plastic string, either red,yellow or green pull on it and the door should open. Then remove the four screws aound the door 2 aound door hinge then the other side, remove the front cover, it looks like a small goal post. Remove the the 5/16 screws under the lid. Raise top then you will see your latch assembly. oberverve your latch see if anything is broken. You can order a new latch assemby.Part#22004435 list for about $115.00
There is an emergency access cord provided for the manual unlocking of the washer door and can be accessed by removing the dispenser bezel. Open the dispenser cover and remove the four screws securing the dispenser bezel to the top cover then lift the bezel off. Once the bezel is removed, look for the nylon cord near the door lock assembly through the opening left by the dispenser bezel. Pull the cord away from the door lock assembly to pivot the mechanical opener and push the locking lever into the open position. Open and close the door several times then start a new cycle.
Check the door lock assembly if the problem persists and replace it when necessary. Disconnect power to the washer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.
Access to the door lock assembly requires the removal of the front panel, dispenser bezel, and lifting of the top cover.
Open the dispenser cover and remove the four screws securing the
dispenser bezel to the top cover then lift the bezel off.
Open the washer door and remove the two screws securing the door hinge
and the front panel to the front shroud assembly. Do the same to the two
screws on the opposite side of the door opening.
Disengage the front panel posts from the clips located on the face of
the cabinet by grasping the upper part of the front panel posts and
pressing in on the outer edges then twisting it inward. Once the front
panel posts are released from the cabinet, tilt the front panel away
from the cabinet and remove it.
Remove the two 5/16" hex-head screws securing the two top cover hold down brackets; one on each side. Swing the brackets to the outside to unhook it from the lip of the top cover then lift the top cover to expose the door lock assembly. Prop up the top cover to prevent it from falling back into position while accessing the door lock assembly.
Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the door lock assembly and the two mounting screws then rock the top of the assembly forward and lift it off the front shroud assembly.
Clean the wiring terminals and the connectors then reseat the connectors several times. Replace the door lock assembly when the problem is not resolved.
Install the new door lock assembly in reverse of the steps given above. Review the steps thoroughly for easy reassembly of the washer. Make sure the wiring harnesses are properly and firmly seated to the door lock assembly terminals. The door lock assembly is part number 22004435.
You may have blown the internal fuse located in the lid switch. Could be you over loaded the washer and blew the fuse.
Unplug the washer and remove the four screws holding the control panel front in place. Two screws on top and two screws under control panel.
Remove the control panel and tilt forward.
Locate the lid switch assemble and remove glass fuse and inspect.
Door switch assembly should be replaced. When you order the proper fuse it should come with the door switch assembly.
Replace assembly. Reinstall the front control panel and four screws.
Plug machine in and test.
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet. 2. Remove the front lower kick panel. 3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly. 4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab. 5. Gently pull the tab down about quarter inch or until a click is heard. 6. The door may now be opened.
Check the machine control board for any burned resistors You also may need a new wax motor in the door latch assembly. When you open remove the front panel of the washer, there should be a tech sheet to help you.
Faulty Latch ,, i would order and replace the latch assy, you acess the latch by removingthe 4 screws in the dispensor assy, the n remove the door, andthe 2 screws opposit teh door hinge. then the front "u shaped" panel will come off and then just 2 5/16" screws on either side will release the main top assembly allowing you to tip it backwards and gaining acess to the latch assy
Your husband can replace the Door Lock Hoop Assembly Part Number #22003269 also have him make sure the door hinges are in good working order and aligned correctly. this should make you happpy and save a lot for beer... Let me know if this helps?