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Offline crystal368

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Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« on: November 07, 2009, 03:59:16 PM »
Just completed my neptune bearing repair. The job was made easier by info found here & other forums. Thought I'd give back by posting a picture tutorial of my experience & maybe someone facing the same repair will find this helpful. There are 13 pics with comments, maytag manual, maytag technical bulletin & 1 text file. Highlights include home made, cheap bearing seating tool, close-up pics & severely corroded aluminum housing that was salvaged using JB Weld.

The maytag manual & tech bulletin were found elsewhere on the web but I can't remember where to give credit-not my work for sure.

The repair was actually quite easy & soooo nice having a non-leaking, whisper quiet machine again!!

Uh ohh, can't post my tutorial - too big - zip file is 18,000 kb. If anyone or a mod would like it send me a pm or email. Also have it in rar format.

Here's two pics of my homemade bearing tool.

crystal368

Model MAH3000AWW

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 04:25:12 PM »
Hi crystal368,

Glad to hear you were able to get your neptune repaired.

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Uh ohh, can't post my tutorial - too big - zip file is 18,000 kb. If anyone or a mod would like it send me a pm or email. Also have it in rar format.

Please email it to me and I will get it posted here for you, thanks!  O0

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 05:20:36 PM »
AJ,

ty, sent ya 2 emails cause the attachments were so big.

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 01:13:51 PM »
just a few more pics for those attempting the repair.................

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 01:28:57 PM »
AJ,

ty, sent ya 2 emails cause the attachments were so big.

crystal368


Got them, thanks...

I just sent you a email asking you a few question about the files you sent.

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 06:42:01 PM »
You can view the rest of the photos in our gallery.

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial >>>Revised<<<
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 07:59:47 PM »
just want to let everyone know the tutorial has been revised for the better, i hope. ;D 

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 11:57:25 AM »
This is a Great Turorial....  Thank You.

A few questions: 
1. Do you have the part number for the Seal Kit you used.
2. I figure the Bearings do not come in a Kit..  What bearings did you use and where did you get them.

Thank You Very Much.

IrnBear

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Re: Neptune Bearing Repair - Pic Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 11:57:05 AM »
I suspect many people have ended up on this thread after researching "Maytag Neptune washer bearing replacement."  I appreciate the time and effort the original poster had taken to show the process, and included how to make your own DIY tools. 

About a year ago, my Maytag Neptune front loader began making horrible noises after 15 years of use.   Consequently, I did my due diligence and studied as much as I could to find how to make the repair, and then purchased the bearings and seal parts off ebay.  After completion everything was working fine, however, in just a matter of a few months it started to make noise again, in the spin cycle, and continued to get louder and louder over time.

After further research I discovered that it really didn't pay to buy inexpensive bearings since they were most likely counterfeit and cheaply made compared to OEM bearings. 

Bloomberg, just release a news article about the industry of counterfeit ball bearings.  Unlike high-priced counterfeit fashion items, counterfeit ball bearings are rarely ever discussed or considered as a possibility, but account for a higher dollar amount in actual counterfeiting products than people realize.  Consequently, counterfeit ball bearings cost industry a tremendous amount of money for lost productivity as a result of premature failures, some of which can be life threatening etc. 

You can review the article here:  The Dangerous Game Behind Fake Ball Bearnings

The moral of the story is to find a reputable bearing distributor and purchase high-quality stainless steel name brand bearings like FAG (Germany), SKF (Sweden), Timken or CQ GMBH (Germany) or end up with the possibility of doing this repair more often than it should be done. 

 

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