I inherited a Maytag Neptune MAH4000AWW washer that had been stored for some years without use. The washer worked for a few months then just quit. I brought the machine to my garage and proceeded to go to school on its operation, discovering that these washers were the subject of a class action lawsuit, lots of mold issues and damage to control boards due to a poor door wax motor.
Upon examining the control board in this machine, it was obvious that the board had suffered component failure. R11 and Q6 had been previously repaired. R52 was now damaged. Also, examining the traces on the underside of the board showed corrosion of several of these traces.
The control board in question provides all the control function for the washer. A board failure means that the washer cycle(s) will be affected. These boards are rather fragile in that the board traces are thin and require care when soldering. Also, I understand that the processor on the board is no longer available.
I do not have logic level diagnostic experience and so I went looking for someone who does. I found a fellow who knows these control boards and also knows how to repair them at an attractive price. Also, he has his own Neptune and so can verify proper control board operation by substitution.
I received the repaired board back from him in a few days and installed it along with a new wax motor.
I now have a quiet, properly operating Maytag Neptune washer in good condition, no leaks, sound tub bearing and seal and the improved door boot (no mold odor) all for less than $55.00 total investment.
Should I sell it, save it, install it in the house or save it for a rainy day when the cheap Frigidaire washer I have now quits.
I'm thinking of removing the cabinet, sending it out for custom Imron painting....maybe some pin stripping, a few LEDs
and custom end-of-cycle music
Any thoughts folks?
PS: Does anyone know of a door with window that fits this model? LEDs with a window door...now that would be cool.