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Offline Jaytag

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Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« on: February 11, 2009, 04:33:14 PM »
Got a neptune but it has an issue with a noisy motor.  I sounds like a chainsaw.  When it spins and tries to get up past 50 it shakes and then cuts back down.  

Model MAH4000

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Re: Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 04:36:03 PM »
Make sure it is the motor. Remove the belt and run it.
You could do a motor phase test found in the manual on this site. If it passes that test you have other problems we will have to explore.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 04:52:42 PM by jumptrout51 »
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Re: Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 05:41:31 AM »
I took the belt off and set the cycle to begin.  The motor immediately made the same noise, but not as loud. 

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Re: Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 06:33:21 AM »
Do the motor phase test found in section 3 of this manual.

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16010061.pdf

If the motor passes the test you need a motor control board.
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Re: Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 06:51:04 AM »
Hello, I did the motor test and the motor still sounds like a chainsaw.  So I am assuming I need a new motor?

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Re: Maytag Neptune sounds like a chain saw
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 06:32:57 PM »
If it passed the phase test and still makes the noise, replace the motor.
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