Question about Maytag MAH6500 Neptune Front Loading Washer w/Built in Water Heater

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Grinding noise, sounds like a bad bearing. Need replacement instructions.

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    If there are oil stains showing up on your clothing, it can mean that the tub bearing seal has been breached and water has gotten inside it. When this occurs, a brownish colored stain starts to appear on your clothing and inside the wash tub. This is an early symptom of a tub bearing going bad.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    If this is a front loading Neptune, it doesn't have a snubber. The advice I gave was based on the heading you used above. Is the washer we're discussing a Maytag Neptune?

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Not a recommended repair job for the average do-it-yourselfer. I'm not trying to insult your abilities in any way, but this job requires the replacement of the entire rear tub shell if the bearing is bad. The bearings do not come out, as they are molded into the plastic of the tub. The tub shell alone, could run over $200 (just for the part). It is also recommended that you replace the tub seal and bearing seal at the same time. You will need to disassemble the entire washer which involves removing the the door, top of the casing, tub supports, counter weights, drive pulley, belt and entire wash tub assembly. You may reconsider if you want to attempt this repair or not. Let me know if you do...sorry, I hate to discourage anyone, but this is quite involved and usually takes an appliance repairmen a couple of hours to do.



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I just replaced the two tub bearings and the seal and wax motor. It took a while to figure out how to get it apart but after getting the inner tub out it went pretty quick. $24 for the seal (you get 2 in the kit: for a 'new' syle and 'old' style spinner).

You will need BIG hammer and a large chisel with a flat nose but it made me feel good to beat the crap out of it to pop the bearings out.

Now works great. (High speed spin had incredible vibration and seal leak was obvious). I did not know it took special e-soap to make it happy).

Posted on Mar 04, 2008


Oil stains appear on closthes after they are washed, can you tell me why? thanks

Posted on Feb 09, 2008


Do I need to change the Snubber

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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