Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Washer won't drain completely

If you rotate the tub by hand, you can hear water sloshing like it doesn't drain all the water after the last cycle. We use the washer at least once a day so it doesn't have time to mildew but shouldn't it drain all the water out?

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  • Kenchad Apr 13, 2008

    Thanks,

    Makes sense to me that they would use water to counter balance the tub. Is this water sealed or does it move thru the pump each time to keep it fresh so it won't spoil and mildew?


  • USCPAPA Apr 18, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem but worse. No only there is water in the tumbler (normal) but it leaves the loads soaking wet. It started doing this about 2 weeks ago. What is causing this to happen? I've owned this washer/dryer combo for almost 10 years and this is the first major problem. Please help.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I understand that Maytag has a recall for this type of problem, is this correct and if soo why were we not notifyed?

  • RobertaAZ May 11, 2008

    I have been receiving a code of nd; does anyone else have this problem and if so, do you know what it means? Thank you. Frustrated in Arizona

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    water in tub ,is seal broken should not have water in it ,how to change seal

  • rtaber1946 Dec 24, 2009

    When rinse cycle is spinning toilet on 1st floor gurgles and won't flush. When rinse cycle is done clothes are not spun out.

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Water sond when tub is spun by hand is normal. there will always be wa terinside machine betwen tubs, maytag even uses a waterfilled tub ring for counter balance, totlly normal to hear. as far as mildew smells, use www.affresh.com

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Apr 18, 2008

    water is sealed within the outer ring assy, as far as keeping fresh, thats where the affresh tabs come in, oh yea also make certain that you use a detergent specifically design for fornt loading washers, an HE detergent.

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