Question about Maytag MAH6700AWW Neptune Front-Load Washer
The washer was in the final spin cycle with a load of towels and I heard a LOUD bang and then it sounded like it was out of balance, but louder. When it did not resolve I immediately shut down the washer through the power switch. Some smoke was billowed out of the exhaust port in the rear and out of the clothes area. The drum does rotate freely with the exception of the subbing noise that when unloaded is mild. All supports appear to be intact, and there does not appear to be any debris or other fractured material loose inside. The belt and motor assembly are fine, no signs of over-current. The belt looks almost brand new. There does not appear to be any play between the inner and outer drums; as if a bearing went bad and did not support the shaft. The inner drum appears and feels in all ways to be rigidly attached to the shaft and then to the outer drum. Smoke smelled kind of like rubber, but not that strong. It dissipated very quickly with the help of a fan. No residual smells in the drum or any where else on or in the chassis. I would like to find an exploded assembly view of this washer if possible.
Try Repairclinic.com for drawings. Find the big capacitor, and look at it. If it blew, it would show. You would think a spring broke, the broken one would show. Maybe a shock absorber ruptured?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the rear bearing is bad the bearing is press in to the outer tub the outer tube is like a **** shell you need the rear half and new seals it is a big job if you are going to do it you will need a manul
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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Sep 28, 2016 | Frigidaire Washing Machines
I'm sorry to say that tis
is potentially very bad news. the problem you describe is almost certainly
because the main bearing on the drum is worn out, allowing the inner drum to "flop about".
To test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.
The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. If the bearings are bad enough then symptoms will typically include:
A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and or hitting the outer drum)
You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins
The drum may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin it by hand with the door open
A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is the result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear
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