I have a Maytag Neptune Model #: MAH5500BWW Serial #: 74920520ZZ The door refuses to close. If I slam it a few times, it eventually closes, locks, and it washes fine. I was considering replacing the lock...
If definitely sounds like you have a door latch problem. Slamming the door repeatedly, however, is probably doing more harm than good. You may be able to get the door to work intermittently for now, but eventually, the lock will stop working altogether.
You are correct. The part numbers ARE based on the Serial Number (series) when it comes to Maytag appliances. If a series is listed next to a part (series 10, for example), the part applies to all appliances that have a serial number beginning with "10" or higher. If an additional series is listed (20, for example), the part applies to all appliance that have a serial number beginning with "20" and higher.
Series 10 (serial numbers beginning with "10 to "19")
Series 20 (serial numbers beginning with "20" to "29")
Series 30 (serial numbers beginning with "30 to "39")
So...using YOUR appliance serial number for this example, if you had a part that had several series listings, you would use the one that matches nearest to your serial number. Say, for example you had a door latch that had three different versions (series 10, 20 and 30). You would use series 30, as the number is the closest to the beginning two digits in your serial number. If your serial number began with "19", for example, you would use series "10", because the first two digits in your serial number do not exceed "20". If only one series number is listed, or if no series number is listed, it applies to ALL washers under that particular model number regardless of serial number. Confused now? So am I.
Based on the information you've provided, the part number for a replacement latch assembly for your washer is: 22004435.
You can purchase replacement parts at any of the following websites:
The first three sites on the list also inclide helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need. There are also helpful wiring diagrams included on some sites. Prices vary, so shop and compare.
NOTE: If your model number is not listed on some sites, use the part number from the Sears site as your search criteria. Sometimes certain model numbers do not always appear on parts websites (due to the appliance being too old, recently added model, etc.), but the part numbers generally will, because many parts are interchangeable between model numbers. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Apr 26, 2011 |
Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer