Question about Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

My brother is giving me an 11-year old Maytag washer which has sat in his basment for 10 years, unused. Should I expect it to work - or will I need to replace rubber washers which may have dried out due to disuse? And if so, is this something I can do myself? M. Wilson

Posted by on

  • mcwilson Jun 30, 2008

    Thanks for your very detailed advice! Not expecting so quick a response, I called a dealer - who suggested that the transmission oil might have dried out - and that if so, it would be a major repair job. any thoughts on this?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 481 Answers

  • if the basement was fairly dry, and the machine is not rusted, then it should work. 
  • the hoses on the inside are very thick and durable and should not be cracked or anything. 
  • i would use new fill hoses.
  •  just as a precaution you can turn the timer around a couple times to loosen up the contacts in the timer.
  • also let it spin with no water in it for a few minutes, this will help the center seal (long, boring explanation on why).

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jun 30, 2008


    • that is funny!

    • the transmission uses 90w gear oil in a sealed aluminum gear case.

    • unless it has about 1/2 gal of oil under the machine then i think your ok.

    • the main thing you should be concerned about is rust.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wash cycle are running to long


FIXED Maytag Neptune, Timer Problem - ApplianceBlog

www.applianceblog.com/.../23387-Maytag-Neptune-Timer-Problem

Mar 4, 2011 - 8 posts - ‎3 authors
My countdown timer is stuck at the 33-minute level in the "wash cycle", and repeatedlyruns for a 30-40 seconds, then stops, then runs, then ... Maytag Neptune TL Washing Machine stops in spin cycle ...
10 posts
Jul 25, 2013
Maytag Neptune Washer Won't Spin/drain
7 posts
Jul 4, 2013
Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW - DC and UC ...
5 posts
Jul 3, 2007
MAYTAG NEPTUNE WASHER CONTROL PANEL ...
8 posts
Jun 29, 2005
More results from www.applianceblog.com

Troubleshooting a Too-Long Wash Cycle - whirlpool washingmachine ...

ask.metafilter.com/233920/Troubleshooting-a-TooLong-Wash-Cycle
Jan 25, 2013 - We have a Whirlpool Duet washing machine (about 2 years old). Thecycle is taking WAY too long to complete. The load that's running now ...

Maytag Neptune washer repair: motor/motor control circuit ...

? 12:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTbDh8CFEU
Dec 11, 2013 - Uploaded by daytonaturbofreak
Maytag Neptune washer motor/motor control circuit board ... my board just fried - is your washer still working? wondering how longthe conversion fix will last. ... Other times it will run a completecycle without any malfunctions.

Jan 11, 2016 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

4 Answers

Frigidaire Front Load Washer FAFW3574K - Is this a good washer, and how long should I expect it to last?


Hi,
There are many things that can facotr into the life of a washer.
How many loads a week do you do?
What are the size of the loads?
What is the quality of the water?

Under many circumstances you can reasonably expect your washer to last 8-10 years.
The factors mentioned above can change that higher or lower depending mostly on your useage..

Heatman101

Mar 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer doesn't stay running. filled with water, then shut down then filled some more and now stuck doing nothing. If push start button if runs for about 5 seconds then shuts off. 10 years old.


For being 10 years old...I'd say R.I.P Neptune. A 10-year-old dryer is going to cost you more in repairs than the cost of a new machine! And even if it is cheap enough to fix, the parts may be no longer available. I used to work at the Harrisburg PA Sears Parts/Service Center...trust me...I know.

Jan 29, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH6500A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag Neptune. 10 years old.Slow drum rotation


Hi,
The problem may be with the bearing of the washing machine is spoiled due to leak please try to change two inner bearing along with the washer it will work for another ten years

Dec 24, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

I think my Maytag MAV6200AWW washer has a bad tub seal & bearing


if you have had this unit for over 5 years Then it is TOTALLY NOT worth the repair - if it is only a year or 2 old then call MAYTAG and they may offer a parts/labor concession. average life is 5-10 years now as sucky as that is!!

Nov 02, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Maytag Performa Washer


Whirlpool is good but Speed Queen is the best with the best warranty in the industry!
Tested to wash 8 loads a week for 25 years!
3 years parts and labor compared to all others with only 1 year! And 10 years for the transmission not 1 year like all the rest!
only 34 gallons of water used in the top loader and 13.9 gallons in the front loader.
I'm 53 and I'm not buying another washer again!
YES I SELL THEM AND EVERYONE WORKING IN MY STORE HAS ONE! There are plenty of more features!
Speed queen is used in laundry mats all over the world!

So now that I reallllly saved you, GIVE ME THE BEST RATING SCORE HERE AT FIXYA!!


If its 10 years old or more don't put money into it!
The new ones are much more energy efficient!


Try these guys,they are good!
A&E Factory Service is nation wide!
1800-905-9505
They are open 7 days 24 hours to make appointments
Neil

Jun 17, 2008 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Washer repair


It was manufactured in May 1993. However, depending on the problem, you may seriously consider a repair. The reason I say this is because this is a GOOD Maytag, before they started going downhill, and will probably last another 10 or more years. If you consider fixing it, post the actual problem it's having and I'll let you know what I think.

Apr 04, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Belt burnout and transmission gone


It will need a seal and transmission. Expect one and a half to two hours labor. Best bet. Bite the bullet and get another washer as this will probably happen again.

Nov 15, 2007 | Maytag SAV5710 Top Load Washer

3 Answers

Maytag A108 27 years old


It sound like Transmission Problems,Bury it and give it a Decent Burial, Dont Forget to Give Thanx.....ttech

Jul 23, 2007 | Maytag SAV5701A Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Al Clark

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Todd Marr
Todd Marr

Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...