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My maytag neptune dryer seems to be leavin blue stains

Im wondering if there is something to clean the drum we do wash a lot of jeans and its a bit of a blue stain that is staying on some of the lighter cloths

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You can scrub it out with bleach it will get rid of most of the staining

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The blower wheel on these tends to wallow out. That makes the dryer overheat and take twice as long to dry the clothes. Lint begins to build up in the filter housing. Finally the temp exceeds 350 and the round white fuse on the blower housing melts. Boom you has got a dead dryer. To get into the slopefront type dryer seems a bit intimidating bit really is not. Remove the door. The door is reverseable so 2 more screws opposide need to also be removed. Then the goalpost shaped front pops off. Then that reveals the top hold down straps. Remove them and top can be popped. Next you remove the front shroud the drum rides on. then get the drum out. Did I mention you do not work from the back at all on this model? Do not try to fix it in the wash room. Take it ouitside and put it on the picnic table or a tailgate to repair it. You will need a phillips head screwdrivers pliers 1/4 and 5/16 nutdriver and snapring pliers.
Shopvac to clean it up and probbaly a new fuse and blower wheel.

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What is small blue plastic wheel?


The small blue wheel, just next to the Motor, is the tension pulley, your belt should go around it, before going around Drum

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I have a Maytag Neptune gas dryer and recently light colored clothes are coming out with small black marks on them; it looks like grease/oil stains. Where could this be coming from?


my first guess would be something ,someone placed in dryer perhaps coveralls or oily clothing.There is no place that I am aware of on a dryer where you could pick up oil leaks from ..are you sure you did not have a lint fire,the oil stains may be soot

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Water between the drum even when not on


Water between the drum is a common problem with not only front load but top load as well.
Front load washers such as the neptune have an airtight/water tight door which will hold moisture in the machine when closed. Try opening door and keep open between loads. In addition, a monthly cleaner specific for the front load machine will help this problem

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Inside of dryer is turning blue. How do I clean it? My clothes do not seem to be affected by this...my whites are staying white...but I can't figure out what to do about this.


My best guess, is it is your blue jeans. fingernail polish remover..non acetone usually does the job. Stay in a well ventillated area when doing this. Good luck.

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Maytag dryer making clanking noise


I had this problem and the cause was a loose screw holding on one of the "paddles" inside the drum. I removed the door, front panel, lifted the top, manually rotated the drum until I saw the screw head which had worked loose and was slapping the side of the dryer. A quick tighten of the screw and the noise was gone.

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What is the drum capacity size on the orig maytag neptune washer?


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Im wondering how to get the bearings out of the drum?


you have to replace the back tub the bearing come built in the tub from the factory there is not any way just to replace just the bearings

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Stains on Maytag dryer drum


This may be caused by some kind of wash product or softener product. You may be using too much. You can use a blue glass cleaner or small amounts of mild abrasive cleaner and water to try to remove it. Drums are made of porcelain or stainless steel and should 'never' wear out.

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