If you have a bad control board in your Maytag Neptune washer you maybe wondering what your options are.
One option would be to simply install a new control board, part # 22002989 but as you probably found out a new control board is not cheap and with the age of your washer it may not be worth it to you.
There is another option. You can try and repair the control board yourself!
Here is a great example in our appliance repair forum of how you can Repair a Maytag Neptune Washer Control Board Yourself by soldering in some new wires to replace the burnt paths on the control board.
If you have a Maytag Neptune washer with a bad control board and a soldering iron you may be able to repair it yourself and keep it running for a few more years.
- Make sure the washer is plugged in and check for correct voltage at the outlet.
- Check the house fuses or reset the circuit breaker in the service panel.
- Make sure the water supply to the washer is turned on.
- Test the water temperature switch for continuity with a multimeter.
- Check the timer contacts for continuity with a multimeter.
- Check for loose wires to the water inlet valve solenoid.
- Check the entire washer wiring harness for loose connections.
- Test water valve solenoid coils for continuity with a multimeter.
- Check the washer water valve inlet screens to make sure they are clean and clear.
- Test the water level control switch for continuity with a multimeter.
If your appliance has a electronic display then chances are the manufacture has incorporated error/fault codes into it. When your appliance stops working correctly these codes can help you diagnose what is wrong with your appliance. The error/fault code will either be displayed on the appliance as a alphanumeric code or a series of blinking lights when the appliance encounters a problem.
Information about the error/fault code can be found on the tech sheet that the manufacture has placed inside the appliance. Usually behind the control panel or behind some other access panel that must be remove to service the appliance. This tech sheet will tell you the meaning of the code being displayed on your appliance along with addition diagnostic information and repair procedures.
If your appliance is displaying a error/fault code that is not listed on your tech sheet then the main control board is most likely at fault.
The tech sheet for your appliance will also include a lot of additional diagnostic and repair information such as testing procedures for individual parts along with instruction for entering special diagnostic modes on your appliance.
Your dishwasher fills with water on a timed cycle. What does this mean? The timer or electronic control board in your dishwasher controls the amount of water your dishwasher fills with by turning power on and off to the water inlet valve. The water pressure entering the dishwasher will determine the amount of water allowed into the dishwasher so if you have low water pressure in your home your dishwasher may not be able to fill with enough water in the allowed amount of time dictated by the timer or control board. Your dishwasher has a float that keeps the dishwasher from over filling incase you have very high water pressure or in the event that the timer would fail to turn power off to the water inlet valve.
Shown in the image is a spoon I found under the float. In this case the spoon held the float up high enough to keep the dishwasher from filling with water so it was unable to start a new cycle. If your dishwasher does not seem to start a new cycle because it won’t fill with water open the door and take a look at the float. Even if you don’t see anything stuck under the float be sure to try and lift it up and down with your hand to make sure it can move freely.
Here is a perfect example of how using cheap aftermarket parts can end up giving you a lot of trouble.
This is a quote from one of our forum members who was having a hard time figuring out what was wrong with their dryer.
Guess what? after have changed coils 2 times,before make the gas valve change, i made last try but this time I used FSP brand coils and ..BUALA !! it worked. I used the first time coils with no brand and 2 pairs are defective. I don’t know how test the coils , with ohmmeter the 2 feet reads 1200 and the 3 feet 1 to 3 reads 525 , it looks to me there were fine but don’t.
I had a nightmare and thousand of assumptions just because these cheap coils.
Sockpro Sock holders help keep socks together in washer and dryer, no more sorting hassles. Put a stop to missing socks.
When I come across these SockLocks they reminded me of something my mother or grandmother used years ago.
I have been washing my socks for years and matching them up just fine without this age old gadget. Do people still use these today to keep there socks together well they wash and dry them?
Clean the tray under the refrigerator with a bleach solution and sprinkle with salt every six months.
The tray is a veritable mold magnet. Adding salt reduces the growth of mold and bacteria. Also, clean under the fridge occasionally; food can become trapped there, become moldy, and the mold spores are blown into the kitchen air every time the compressor kicks in.
Also be sure to vacuum out the coils at the bottom of the refrigerator at least once a year, more often if you have pets. Keeping the coils clean will help it run more efficient and extend the life of the compressor.