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Maytag Neptune front loader, model # MAH5500BWW had a digital error code reading Lr. Will not agitate or spin out.

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    Thanks all, but we went out and purchased another front loader. We had no idea that Maytag had been bought out a couple years ago due to problems with the Neptune causing company collapse and that there was a major law suit going on. We feel much better with the new washer...Samsung Silver..and checked out the warranties on it. Warranty was out on the Maytag. Thanks for all the effort put into solving our problem.

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The LR can means that the motor has failed or the spinner shaft is seized to the bearing.
Check the wiring harness to the motor it may be loose.
See if you can turn the tub by hand.
If the tub is free and the wiring harness is good preform the motor test.
You will find the test paper in the console.

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I would check you warr in you user man, sometimes they warr the motor on that unit for 10 yrs(certain models) and if its that old a neptune repair kit is in order which includes both motor controller and motor assy

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Hi,

Lr means locked rotor.

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  • Priya darshan Jul 11, 2008

    The only solution to fix this problem is to get it repaired.There are no home remedies..

  • Priya darshan Jul 11, 2008

    You will need a new motor or motor control board (or both)..

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The LR code means "Locked Rotor". when this happens the cause is one of two items. 1) the circuit boardat the top of the unit has lost connection to the motor and its controlboard at the bottom (connector loose) or 2) the motor and or controlboard at the bottom have trashed and need to be replaced (P/N12002039).
Hope that helps,
Thanks,
Lee

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    Lee A. Jul 11, 2008

    You can contact maytag directly at http://www.maytag.com/support/service_pa...
    to get it serviced, as some parts may be under warranty doesn't hurt to find out. The other option is to find a local repair technician.
    If you need any further assistance or information let me know. If you have a moment and can accept and rate this solution accordingly I would greatly appreciate it as I strive to provide fast,accurate, and economical information.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jul 12, 2008

    I'm glad you got your problem solved. I hope if you have a moment you will accept and rate my solution as I strive to provide fast, accurate, and economical solutions. If you ever need any help in the future don't hesitate to use the ask me feature. My profile page is www.fixya.com/users/leethedeuce
    your very welcome and enjoy the new washer,
    Lee


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