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Author Topic: Maytag Neptune Washer - can hear water sloshing when I rotate the drum  (Read 14825 times)

Offline reisman

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I have a Maytag Neptune Washer model MAH5500BWQ, and it seems to be working OK, as far as I can tell.  But when finished, and I remove the clothes after the final spin cycle, I sometimes rotate the drum around to get everything out.  I hear water sloshing around below the drum, and it sounds like a lot of water, although none is in the drum visibly.  The clothes are spun out well, and I know the spin cycle is spinning OK.  I believe there is quite a bit of water left in the machine, due to its weight.  Please advise if you can provide me with any help or advice.   Mike

Offline MajorApp

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Re: Maytag Neptune Washer - can hear water sloshing when I rotate the drum
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 01:29:03 PM »
 That water is sealed inside the bottom of the drum for balancing. Nothing to worry about

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Re: Maytag Neptune Washer - can hear water sloshing when I rotate the drum
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 02:18:46 PM »
Just for giggles, let me clarify...the liquid is a saline solution which is hermetically sealed in the front balance ring on the spinner. It is there to reduce vibration and acts like a gyroscope when the spinner revolves. Good sound to hear when you spin the basket.

And yes, this will always be a "heavy" machine. There's a 14 lb concrete block sitting on the right upper side of the outer tub to counteract the weight of the motor on the lower left side. All this, including the  liquid in the spinner ring, keeps this tub from going into orbit during the 1000 rpm spin.
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Offline cinta99

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Re: Maytag Neptune Washer - can hear water sloshing when I rotate the drum
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 02:44:52 AM »
I am resting better... Thank you for the pro advice. I recently bought a used set as they were top of the line years back and when I heard that sloshing sound I figured it was going to be a mold and mosquito magnet while I was out of town... I can rest easy. Thank you!

Offline Mr Magoo

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Re: Maytag Neptune Washer - can hear water sloshing when I rotate the drum
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 12:31:16 PM »
Was just looking through many things about this washer and found this page with question & answers from  many here.
Last week when doing some work over someones home, I was given a Maytag Neptune (1999 series { MAH4000AWW}. It was a complete basket case , as a woman's son had disassembled it quite a few years ago,  and then just left it in their garage all apart
So I took all the parts home (which to my surprise, looked brand new still ). The next day I got the thing all together & running in the driveway) and made sure it worked.
I saw that big cement block & I saw/felt & heard all that water jiggling around inside
I figured oh well,it must be tub seal, so I'll do that job before I lug it down into the basement.
So during my search for a few things on it , luck struck when I found this post.
The cement block I figured out on my own. But this counter balance idea with the saline solution?  Now THAT wasn't expected.

 You all help save me from totally messing this one up,  as well as saved me a few bucks



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