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Model #MAH4000AWWicon, this unit was washing fine, but during the spin cycle would start making a loud noise. After removing the rear access panel, it was apparent that the rear bearing has seen better days. Sometimes the bearings will fail due to age, but often, their life span is shortened by using the wrong detergent or to much detergent. By using non he detergent or excessive amounts of detergent, large amounts of suds will be the result and these suds will allow water to come into contact with the rear bearing seal and eventually over time, get to the bearings themselves. So to prevent an expensive repair, use the correct detergent, and the correct amount as recommended by your washer manufacturer. This unit is 9 years old and the customer decided to go shopping instead of continuing with the repair. But had they wanted it done, a lip seal kit and basket support would be used to get it back in working order.

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3 comments:

Jeff said...

You can purchase the bearing and Seal kits for around $75 at www.neptunewaxmotor.com to save a lot of cash and save the cost of a new washing machine...

Maytag Neptune owners, Don't forget about replacing the 12002535 door latch wax motor if you have not done so yet! See above mentioned website for details.

Jeff said...

I wanted to update you with the latest Maytag Neptune bearing kit information...

The new site is www.neptunebearing.com and you can also rent the Neptune Bearing tool which will save you a ton of time and frustration when replacing your bearings!

Anonymous said...

Please advise if the kit is available in Canada???

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