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Stacked Maytag Neptune - Accessing Inertial imb/Upper tub disp Switches

I have a Maytag Neptune stacked W/D unit. Won't spin. Problem is definitely 1 of 2 switches (inertial imbalance/upper tub displacement), both of which are NOT accessable through the front or back panel of the machine. I know where the switches are located within the machine as I have the spec sheet for the unit. The problem is I can only find instructions for a stand alone washer - not a stacked unit. It requires that the top cover be removed. Being that the dryer is sitting directly on top of the washer, (all washer/dryer control knobs/buttons sit above the washer/are part of the dryer portion of the unit) I can't remove the top cover of the machine. It seems to me that the only way to get to the parts I need to replace will be by somehow moving the dryer at least partially off of the washer, but I'm not sure if its okay to do that or even whether its possible. All I know is that there has to be some way to get to the switches to replace them - can you advise? Is there a separate manual or instruction for stacked units? This has to be doable . . .

My Model # on the washer is MHS2000AWW, which no one seems to be able to find but it looks just like Model # MLG2000A, which is I think a later model.

Thanks, Melinda

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I have a neptune mlg2000aww that has the same problem. had a service guy come out to check it out. he charged me $50 to tell me it would cost $360 to replace machine control board. I called an appliance parts supplier and found the MCB for $170. It took me approx. 20 - 30 min. to replace. Turned the washer on and voila it still didn't work. so thanks for posting now i have new found hope for my washer and peace of mind not to mention clean clothes in the near future.

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Re: Stacked Maytag Neptune - Accessing Inertial...

The switches you are referring to are set-reset. These rarely have a fault. Normally the machine control board is the faulty component. How did you determine that these switches are faulty ?

The safest way to access the upper portion of the washer is to remove the dryer. Another method is to remove the "complete" washer front and the control panel. This will give you access to the top of the washer tub.

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