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Maytag Washer, Model # MAH4000AWW (Neptune - front loader) appr. 4 yrs old

Picked up a used Maytag washer. Machine has a new board ($200.00) and is missing the detergent/bleach/softener cover.

After machine finnishes, bleach and softener compartments remain full of water, must remove that water in order to add bleach or fabric softener for the next load.

Was unloading machine and basket inadvertently turned, this revealed the tub underneath the basket still held a substantial amount water that was not discharged. Is this normal? If not, what can I do?

John Pais

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Re: Maytag Washer, Model # MAH4000AWW (Neptune - front...

Hi john, There is a blue cover that i am suspecting you are missing from the softener/bleach dispenser. It fits over the two tubes in the dispenser and it siphons the water out. It is part number 22002266. Also the machine has a water filled balance ring. It is normal to hear sounds of water when the tub is turned. If you can see water in the spinner its a different story.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softeners
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