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Warsher panel goes wacky......

I have a has been three year old Neptune that has worked flawlessly so far, All of a sudden, the control panel whent wacky and keeps beeping. It goes lights up by itself and starts beeping contantly. It keeps displaying what seems like random numbers and the lights on the spin display keep cycling. 


I read on another board to check inside the back panel to see if there is any charing on the circut board and there is none.


Any help would be appreciated.



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  • NJMike Nov 03, 2007

    What a racket.... $159 for a visitand labor to replace a part under warantee. I guess i should be happy, the parts would have cost over $200 alone. I am in the wrong business.

  • CheezeNip Jan 05, 2008

    the washer machine maytag neptune TL washer model #fav-1 is doing the same thing with the control unit. It beeps by itself just on the spin button.
    i disconnected but continues. we have had for about 3 years. its a top load washer

  • Radar Love Jan 20, 2008

    What part was replaced, the whole touch panel?

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    We are having the exact same problem. The Neptune (toploading) washing machine is about 3 years old. It beeps continuously while the light on the spin cycle rotates through the options. Can you tell me what part you replaced? Does the entire control panel need replaced?



  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    We have the same problem with the washer cycling through all of it's settings. It seems to keep running just fine although the noisy beeping which can't be shut off drives you crazy. We have the extended warranty through maytag so awaiting a repair persons visit. It stops sometimes and you don't hear it cycling through and then out of the blue while not doing laundry it just starts cycling through it's settings. It also does it while you are washing clothes. Sounds like the control panel to me. We will see. I have tried the unplugging and that did not fix anything. Sometimes I just leave it unplugged when it is driving us crazy. In order to use the washer it can't be cycling through it's crazy phase when you begin because the buttons don't work during that phase. But after you start the correct cycle it appears to take off properly and finish the load.

  • mgregorydane Dec 01, 2008

    yes I have the same problem. the whole panel goes wacky, beeps and changes spin cycles as it runs.



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Sounds like you possibly have a short in the touch panel unit.  Very hard to know for sure, but that is usually the signs we get when one goes out.  The problem is this touch panel is seriously expensive.  Try this, unplug the machine for around 15 minutes.  Sometimes they can hang up.  Unplugging it would cause the computer to sometimes reset itself.  If it does the same thing when plugging it back in, its that touch panel.  You cant always see any burned or scored areas to indicate a bad board.  Good luck and let me know if you need any further help.    Jim

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