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I wish to replace the door seal on my Maytag HDE606 Dryer (an older machine!). I have the part but am unable to figure out how the front panel can be removed in order to fit new seal

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If my memory is correct seal just pulls off and new one pushes back on

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I have a maytag front load neptune. The door is locked but does not show that it is lock on the panel, it will not wash but will not open either, how can I get the door open?


they seem to have a issue with the doors on theses machines whirlpool owns maytag now
they were sued very bad for theses issue
The older Neptunes, such as the 2000 Stackers, MAH3000, MAH4000 and the MAH5500A series had some issues which I am sure Maytag has corrected these issues in the newer machines...

There are thousands who have been burnt by the door latch wax motor failure. What happens is the machine will stop spinning because the door latch will fail to lock. Deep inside it is caused by the mechanism that locks the door. The wax motor will draw too much current and damage the control board by burning a resistor (R11) and a triac (Q6).

However, if Neptune owners know to replace the door latch wax motor they can prevent the control board failure from happening. Please tell everyone you know about this important fact.

The older Neptune's also have a couple additional issues such as the moldy door boot and the reliability of the motor / motor control board. All three of these issues were involved in the class action lawsuit a couple of years ago. See http://www.neptunewaxmotor.com for more Neptune information.

In addition, I just now started offering a bearing and seal kit for the Neptunes because when the bearings fail Maytag wants you to replace the whole outer tub for a service quote of around $900 or so. Why replace the whole outer tub? Just replace the worn bearings and 12002022 seal... See http://www.neptunebearing.com for the Neptune bearing kit information.

The older Neptunes run great once you take care of some small details...

Dec 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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My maytag dryer makes a loud noise when on. It sounds like a belt. Can I fix it and how? It's an older model, I don't know where the model number would be. It's loudest when first turned on. Thankyou


To remove the belt go the the rear of the dryer and remove the two or four screws holding the inspection door near the bottom corner of the dryer.Remove this small door. Unplug the dryer. Look inside and see how the old belt is positioned on the pulleys. Releive the tention on the belt by moving the belt tentioner and sliding the belt off the motor pulley.
Go the the front of the dryer and remove the two screws holding the front panel on. Tilt the dryer front forward and remove. Mark and remove the two door switch wires and move the front panel out of the way. Undo the four screws holding the drum support from the front of the dryer and remove. Grab the drum and sllide it forward out of the dryer.
Vaccum the inside of the dryer and inspect to make sure the rollers move freely. If they don't move freely or show wear, replace rollers and lubricate with light oil. Replace belt.
Put belt over drum. Reinstall the drum into the dryer. On some of the older dryers there were teflon drum gliders located inside the front drum support. Inspect glides and replace if needed.
Reinstall the front drum support and four screws. Reinstall the front panel with two screws.
Replace door switch wires.
Lift the top and make sure the belt is positioned on the drum where the old belt was.
Go the rear of the dryer and pinch the belt sliding threw the belt tentioner under the pulley and over the belt pulley.
Reinstall the rear door with all the screws.
Faster the top down and plug the dryer in and test.
Your done.

Jan 03, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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My door on the dryer is letting out moisture. It seems to be bowed out. I put a new screw into the one that was lost but it is not repaired. What do I do? This is a Maytag dryer LDE8704ACE. It has a front...


There is a front panel seal ($3.11) and a door seal ($3.20) that you can replace. If the hinges are not worn out, these two parts should fix the dryer. If you go to www.appliancepartspro.com and enter your model number, you will see every part inside your dryer. you can order the parts from this site also.
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Sep 07, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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My Maytag Neptune leaks water from the bottom (immediately) as it fills with water


usually this is from the front door seal going bad remove the front panel and door to replace it

Apr 30, 2009 | Maytag MAH6700AWW Neptune Front-Load...

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Maytag front load dryer thumps while turning, empty, full etc.


If your Maytag is like my Maytag, there are two screws at the two bottom corners of the front panel. Once you remove both screws the front panel will lift out, up, and off. Then you can see what is going on inside.

Mar 28, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Maytag neptune dryer making load noise seems unbalanced


Sounds more like the dryer drum seal is deteriorating.
If the dryer tumbles the belt is intact.
To access the belt.
Open the door.
Remove 4 screws on right and left side of the door opening.
Raise the door on the hinge side and remove it.
Pull the front panel forward and remove it.
From there you can see what to do next.

Mar 10, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Water won't completely drain from tub. Door seal is very moldy.


Had a simular problem. In my unit the water was not visible in the drum but you could hear it when you turned the drum by hand.  The answer as told to me by the Maytag repair man:  The machine is designed to hold the water after the cycle is complete.  As he was replacing the boot seal he suggested to just leave the door open so the seal will dry out and not mold.  This has been working for the past several years.  No mold has appeared on the new boot seal.  

From another source I read that the water is left in the machine for balance. 

Feb 02, 2009 | Maytag MLE2000 Front Load Stacked Washer /...

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Put dryer belt on maytag dryer


generic maytag dryer belt replacement

type 1:older models by Maytag with lintscreen under door
  • unplug dryer
  • remove 2 screws from under front panel
  • tilt front panel up from the bottom and unclip top
  • remove door switch wires
  • set front panel aside
  • remove front drum retainer 2 screws each side
type 2:newer models by whirlpool lint screen in top cover
  • unplug dryer
  • remove lint screen
  • remove 2 screws under lint screen
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade
    unclip spring clips at front corners of top panel
  • tilt front panel up
  • remove 1 screw each side of front panel 1/2 way from top
  • remopve door switch wires
  • tilt front panel down and unclip
  • set front panel aside
all
  • withdraw drum forward
  • examine drum rollers for wear
    if worn or locked replace in pairs
  • examine felts and nylon glides(if fitted) for wear
    if worn replace
  • examin case floor for tensioner
    (sometimes broken belt ends pull the tensioner out of place its easy to see the slots on the case floor for the 2 feet and spring, looks like a power socket)
  • loop new belt around drum at wear mark of old belt
  • insert drum
  • loop belt around motor pulley
  • pull tensioner to end of travel against spring
  • loop belt around tensioner
  • relax tensioner
  • rotate drum by hand to make sure belt wont jump off
reassemble in reverse order

Oct 29, 2008 | Maytag Dryers

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