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Remaval of top to Maytag Neptune Model mah3000aww washing machine

I need to check the Door Lock Wax Motor, Spin Enable Switch, etc. as the washer will only spin intermittently. The Machine Control Board shows no sigh of damage or overheating so before I start shotgunning parts I would like to dig a little deeper. Question is: how does the top of the washer come off? This machine is constructed differently than other machines I've worked on. Does it pry up from the front, are there fasteners to remove inside, etc? I tried prying it from front but was afraid I'd damage it. Thanks

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Remove the two screws on the door hinges and then remove the door from the slot that it is mounted to (sometimes this takes a little coaxing). Remove the two screws opposite the door hinges. Once this is done, the front panel comes off. Next, remove the four screws inside the dispenser on top of the washer. Now, locate the two bolts holding the top panel retainer clips in place. There will be one on each corner of the top panel in the front of the washer. Once the two bolts are removed, the retainer clips can be removed and the top lifts up. I hope this helps you. Please post back if you have any further comments/questions.

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Before takin the front off. does the door lock light come on??it been my experience that so long as door lock light comes on, and actually locks then that circuit should be good.intermitten high speed soin sounds like could have a clogged pump assy, blockage in drain of over soaping issue(you should be using HE detergent). Lift the top by first removing the door assy, as well as 2 other screws oppisite door hinge. front face now lifts off. 2 5/16 screws close to top oneither side will then remove the hold down clips. bet before you lift up on the top remove the 4 phillips screws nside the dispensor door. that will give you acess to your wzx motor and lid lock switches. while open though open the pump hoses below and to the rightcheck for a missing sock, or some change that has fallen in there preventing free flow, also inspect the motor control board in the front rt corner(that board als controls spin speed. good luck!

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Hello i'm having some problems with my maytag neptune model#fav6800. A man my aunty knows came and tried to fix it. He said he has been fixing machines for 20 years. Well my machine was making a strange noise like something was loose. The man checked the pump and there where 3 quarters. We took them out and the noise stopped, but now I put a load to wash and it displays 58 min. but it takes alot longer. It pauses during each cycle

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Maytag Neptune Front Load Washers No Spin Problem


A class suit was filed in the State of Illinois, USA and then later on won against Maytag in 2004 due to the high failure rate of the wax motor used in the door lock mechanism of their Neptune Front Load Washers. The wax motor is used to activate the door lock switch by extending its shaft when a voltage from the machine control is applied across its terminals. Its failure then leads to the breaking down of components in the expensive machine control board. This is the fact that angered the customers which led to the filing of the class suit.

The obvious symptom of a failed wax motor is the inability of the washer to advance to the spin cycle and the door lock lamp is not turned on. The washer stops momentarily at the end of the wash cycle then continue to tumble as the machine control checks the activation of the door lock switch. The control will not allow a spin speed higher than 51 revolutions per minute (RPM) unless the door lock switch is activated by the wax motor. It is a safety feature of the washer to prevent accident due to accidental opening of the washer door during a high speed spin.

Customers who purchased the Neptune Front Load Washers in the USA after April 1, 1997 and before August 9, 2004 are Class members and eligible for the repair reimbursement, replacement cost, or purchase certificate depending on the length of service of the machine. Call up Maytag at 1-888-MAYTAG (1-888-629824) for more information.

The models included in the class suit are as follows: MLE2000AYW, MLE2000AWW, MLE2000AZW, MLG2000AWW (Gas Stack Unit), MAH3000AAW, MAH3000AEW, MAH3000AGW, MAH3000AWA, MAH3000AWW, MAH3000BGW, MAH4000AWW, MAH4000BWW, MAH4000AWQ, MAH4000BWQ, MAH5500AWW, MAH5500BWW, MAH5500BWW, MAH5500BWQ, MAH55FLBWW, MAH55FLBWQ, MAH6500AWW, MAH6500AWQ, MAH7500AWW, MAH7500AWQ, MAH7550AAW, MAH7550AGW.

on May 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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The washer door lock light and lock does not work on my Neptune Model # MAH3000AWW. also the cloths don't spin dry they are very wet after the spin cycle.


NEPTUNES HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE WAX MOTOR THAT LATCHES THE DOOR, DISCONECT THE POWER, REMOVE THE SCREWS ON THE TOP OF THE COUNSULE. TIP THE COUNSULE TWARD YOU AND DOWN. YOU WILL SEE THE MAIN BOARD LOOK FOR THE R-11 RESISTOR AND SEE IF ITS BURNT.IF IT IS YOU NEED A NEW BOARD AND DOOR LATCH WAX MOTOR. IF NOT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE LATCH ***. GOOD LUCK!

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Maytag neptune MAH3000aww washer, will not work on spin cycle. Over 10 years old, is it worth fixing? What will this cost to fix?


NEPTUNES HAD A ISSUE WITH THE DOOR WAX MOTOR SHORTING OUT BUT IT BURNS OUT THE MAIN BOARD.IF THE DOOR LOCK LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON REMOVE POWER THEN REMOVE SCREWS OFF THE TOP OF THE TIMER COVER AND TIP IT FOWARD. LOOK ON THE MAIN BOARD AND SEE IF YOU NOTICE A BURNT RESISTOR P-11 POSITION I BELIVE

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Im having trouble with my maytag neptune tl washer it wont finish the spin cycle


Please see the following Whirlpool / Maytag service manual for Neptune washers.
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/dc59d905140253e18525729c005765f4/$FILE/Maytag_Neptune_Washer.pdf

On page 3-1 the manual explains that if the washer shuts off during the spin cycle, the problem points to a weak spring in the door lock mechanism.

"Shuts OFF In The Middle Of The Spin Cycle:
During the spin cycle, the machine control
monitors the door lock mechanism to ensure
the door is locked. This is done through the
door lock enable switch. During "lock mode,"
the shaft of the door lock mechanism is
pressed forward by the door lock wax motor,
and the shaft presses in the button of the door
lock enable switch. If the machine control
board sees the switch OPEN during the spin
cycle, the machine control board will automatically
shut the washer OFF. This is caused
by a weak spring in the door lock wax motor.
Replace the complete door lock mechanism.



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My Maytag Neptune stackable model number mle2000ayw wont spin nor will the door lock light go on


Hi,

If the door lock light is on then is might be the "door lock enable spin switch" the plunger at the opposite end from the wax motor is not fully depressing the switch.

In the stackable it is just behing the door lock.

Remove the two middle covers (2 white phillips screws and one hex head screw on the middle of lower cover by the wires)to test place a few layers of masking tape on the end of the plunger and cycle the machine. Might also be a weak Wax motor (dark brown in color)

To be safe replacing both the things would solve your issue,

If you need furthur assistance, You can leave me comment, i may help you

RNJ VINOD KUMAR

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Maytag neptune mah3000aww spin problem


there are 2 wires going back to the board. They connect to a blue harness. Make sure their is continuity thru the harness. It connects to 3 out of balance swithches. Also check to see if lock light comes on.

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Maytag neptune washer MAH-1 start button turns off, does not spin


Hi!

Is it pumping water? If not then pump is bad.
Is the door locking? If the door will not lock, the washer will not enter a spin mode. See if the lock light is lite on the console.

Check for continuity across the Door Lock, Spin Enable Switch when the switch actuator button is pressed in. If there is no continuity across the Door Lock, Spin Enable Switch, replace the Door Lock Switch Assembly.(Check for 120 vac across the Door Lock Wax Motor)

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Maytag neptune washer MAH3000AWW


order the wax motor kit and replace parts from the internet. there are plenty of videos how to do this. it does require minor soldering and a little mechanical aptittude.

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re original issue, see if R11 is burned. if so, need to change R11 resistor and associated triac, and probably wax motor so it won't do it again. temporary fix just cut out R11, door won't lock. if your model won't spin that way, depress actuator for microswitch from door wax motor. instructions on web.

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