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DRUM BEARINGS ARE BAD. WHAT I NEED IS STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO REPLACE BEARINGS. NEPTUNE WASHER, MODEL MAH5500BWW

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  • TomZS May 11, 2010

    It's a 2-3 hour job for someone who knows how to do it.
    You can't just replace the bearing you have to replace the whole outer tub everything inside the machine has to come out. step by step directions would take a day to type out but here's a link to the repair manual.

    http://www.applianceblog.com/manuals/May...

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The wholesale cost of the part is about $400+shipping. You'd pay more...
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Maytag Neptune - MAH5500BWW makes loud, loud noise during spin cycle. What parts are necessary to repair the unit? I assume there are bearings and seals needed. Thank you.


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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

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Maytag Neptune Model #mah5500BWW We know it a bearing that's causing the loud noise when it spins. How do you remove the tub to get to the bearing?


There are 2 bearings and a seal. To remove inner tub you'll need to use a hammer/mallet or special tools, and you'll need to basically strip the washer to get to the inner tub. Maytag (Whirlpool) does not sell bearings separately, look them up on ebay, use "maytag neptune bearings" as a key phrase. IIRC, the special tool was also available on ebay for lease. Instructions on how to replace bearings are available there also. If no luck on ebay, try googlee for the same key phrase.

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Open the lid. take one hand and push the tub back toward a back corner. Take your other hand and fill in the gap on the opposite corner. There should be a black round rubber strap going from the outside top of the tub to the cabinet. Once you find it check all four corners. I feel sure that you will find more than one broken. These help to keep the load balanced. It is very important that you change these as soon as possible due to after these break these machines are bad about the tub banging into the sides and cracking the outer tub. To replace the tub will run ( in my area) around $240 - $300. These straps are not hard to replace and don't cost very much. I would rate replacing them a 2 on a hardness scale from 1 to 10. 10 being the hardest.
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The Neptune bearings are an interesting breed... Maytag wants you to replace the whole outer tub which includes the bearings installed for $180 or so. You can replace the bearings yourself. See www.tonytool.com to see how it is done. The tool costs $379 or so... but it is designed for the service tech. not the d.i.y.er. But watching the video can give you an idea of how to do it yourself. The bearings were available on www.neptunewaxmotor.com for about $35.00. You will also need the Maytag seal kit 12002022 to complete the job whether you decide to replace bearings or the outer tub.

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   This can be a bad inlet water valve.  Does it stop filling when you unplug unit?  If it does,  your valve is probably ok.  If it doesn't,  replace inlet valve assembly. 
   If water does stop,  you may have problem where the air dome has become dislodged.  You need to remove a inner drum vane and then turn this spot to the bottom.  There should be a black ruuber unit there.  This is the air dome.  It mist be seated.

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