Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
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.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
I found it was better to buy a new washer because this bearing is a baaaad design. i tore it all apart only to find the bearing shot and grease all over. the bearing was so curroded in the drum it woould not come out no matter what. forget it . if you have this problem buy a new one or deal with the noise. it would have worked fine for a few more years it just sounded like a airplane was taking off in the basement.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I just took my Neptune MAH5500BWW apart and found that the bearings are shot. My local Maytag service provider quoted me $425.00 for the whole outer tub! I would have bene happy with $180.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
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