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Maytag neptune smoking

I have a MAH3000 washing machine. a few months ago, it had smoke inside drum area when the cycles finished (per wife, i could never verify). it soon started sounding like a jet engine. last weekend i replaced the bearings and it is still smoking. it is doing a fine job cleaning the clothes and spinning the water out. last night after a complaint from the misses, i opened the door and there was a fine misty smoke. it smelled faintly of neoprene (best descpition i have) and damp. the smoke lingered a long time and did not smell or feel warm at all, it actually felt cool and damp. i hope you have heard similar and can help pinpoint the problem. damp, cool, lingering smoke inside the drum is confusing me?!?

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It could be the seal on the drum or it could be the belt getting too warm

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • jenerikj2001 Nov 09, 2010

    Did you ever find out what the problem was. Mine is doing the same thing! We just replaced the bearings last night and gave it a test run and it start smoking out of the hole where the water runs into the tub.

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