Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
After couple of minutes of starting the wash cycle it shows Lr on display and stops. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
Shy, Lr is the error for a locked rotor. The machine is trying to run the motor but is unable. Usually this the motor control board that is at fault. The first thing to do is make sure the belt is on. After that some tests are have to be made to determine what is going on. Im going to lay out some instructions in case you want to get into this thing. You will have to remove the door by removing the screws holding the hinges on. Same thing for the spacers on the other side. Lift up and remove the door. Pull the front panel forward and lift off. Once the panel is off, set the door back on and close it. Unplug the washer. On the motor control board, bottom right, pull the JP4 harness connector from the board. Plug the washer back in and make sure the door is closed. Press delicates and heavy soil 3 seconds to activate the service mode. Now press the rinse key. Make sure the door is locked by pressing the max extract key. Now press the stain cycle to start motor control test. The motor should run rotating the drum at 50rpms. If the motor doesn't run, check for voltage at the 3 wire harness, MN4, should be 120V. If you don't have the voltage, problem is in the main board. If you have that voltage, then the problem lies either in the motor control, or motor itslelf. On the motor harness, 7 pin connector on the board (middle). Between the brown, white and black wires should all read 6 to 7.5 ohms. Between the 2 grays 150 to 195 ohms. If that checks, then it's the board. If it doesn't check, it's the motor. Ohm checks should be done with the power off. Catriver.
Posted on Jun 10, 2007
Throw the machine out and buy a new one that does not say Maytag on it! That's what i just did.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
If the motor doesn't run, I suggest to check the 10A fuse (locate closed to the JP4 connector) first.
Posted on Aug 13, 2007
I looking at my washer this is what i have found. The controller has burned out fuse and i also saw one of the resistors below the fuse on the lower part of the board a brown to blacked out spot. Looks like this resistor blew also. There was a smell that was noticed when the Lr code appeared on the panel. I guess the controller board will have to be replaced. Anyone know where i can get this board and should i change it my self, would it save on the cost of labor and would it be easy to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Nov 10, 2007
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