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I HAVE AN OLDER MAYTAG NEPTUNE FRONT LOAD WASHER MOD# MAH3000AWA. I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT, IT WILL NOT DO THE FINAL SPIN CYCLE IT SPINS WHEN IT WASHES, AND RINSE CYCLE, BUT THE FINAL CYCLE IT JUST SHITS THER, AND DOES NOT SPIN, THERE FOR ALL THE CLOTHS ARE VERY WET.

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Maytag Neptune defective door latch wax motor update
by: Anonymous

The older Neptunes, such as the 2000 Stackers, MAH3000, MAH4000 and the MAH5500A series had some issues which I am sure Maytag has corrected these issues in the newer machines...

There are thousands who have been burnt by the door latch wax motor failure. What happens is the machine will stop spinning because the door latch will fail to lock. Deep inside it is caused by the mechanism that locks the door. The wax motor will draw too much current and damage the control board by burning a resistor (R11) and a triac (Q6).

However, if Neptune owners know to replace the door latch wax motor they can prevent the control board failure from happening. Please tell everyone you know about this important fact.

The older Neptune’s also have a couple additional issues such as the moldy door boot and the reliability of the motor / motor control board. All three of these issues were involved in the class action lawsuit a couple of years ago. See http://www.neptunewaxmotor.com for more Neptune information.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • kmkamins Feb 25, 2009

    you can by board & wax motor on ebay for under $80 vs $300 for repairman. forget whirlpool/maytag they will no longer support you. i pulled board discovered burn thru on r11 (you can see the blackened resistor) ... orders and new board & wax motor on ebay. opened washer & replaced board & wax motor (there is a website that has pictures of how to replace board & wax motor ... just google maytag neptune burn thru and you should find it .... it was a big help. believe me, i'm a novice but after getting the run around from whirlpool/maytag i told them i wouldn't buy their products again. i never got the letter informing me of the problem (which all neputune owers should have got). anyway, you can do this in about 35 minutes ... no problem.

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