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Offline jrossano

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Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:52:08 PM »
Hello,

I have a Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer (MAH8700AWW) I purchased in 2005. Last night I ran a load and when it got to the spin cycle (8 min left) there was a loud rapid banging noise. I stopped it and when I opened the door some smoke came out and it smelt like burnt rubber. I took the top and rear panels off but don't see an obvious issue. I can disassemble it further and provide pictures if that would help diagnose.

Do any of you all know what the issue might be? I'm not finding a lot of info online about this problem.

Thanks a lot!

-Joe

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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 07:58:48 PM »
Here is the service manual for your model washer.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=370


Here is the parts list for your model w/photos.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Maytag-Washing-Machine-Model-MAH8700AWW-ID-656857-Parts


Can you open the door and spin the basket by hand?
Does the basket turn freely?


Maybe something got caught between the basket and outer tub.



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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 08:08:12 PM »
If inner basket has alot of play up & down, bearings & tub support will need replaced.

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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 08:11:16 PM »
Hi AJ,

Yes, I can spin the basket by hand and it turns freely in both directions.  Does that give you any clues?

Thanks,
Joe

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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 08:58:21 PM »
If inner basket has alot of play up & down, bearings & tub support will need replaced.

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Does it have a lot of play up and down as bigbuck asked?
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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »
No, I don't think so.  If I put my hand inside the basket and push up and down on the inside there is very little movement.  Is that the way I should test the play in the basket?

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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »
Did you look at the belt and driven pully?

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Re: Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer Smoking (MAH8700AWW)
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 06:32:33 AM »
It sounds like a broken spider.  Rotate the drum so each leg of the spider is pointing straight down.  Push on the top of the drum.  When the broken leg is pointing down you will have play in the drum.


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