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Offline transit60901

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Re: Maytag Neptune
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 08:08:50 AM »
I just replaced the wax motor 6/24.........attempted to run a (1)  load through and the door lock light wasn't lit, and it didn't spin out correctly.  What other board are you referring to?  The only one that I have replaced is the main control board.  The estimate that I got from Fixyourboard.com is rather pricey.........only $ 60.00 under a brand new one.

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Re: Maytag Neptune
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 08:54:51 AM »
Another dumb question............what is causing the resistors to burn??  the old wax motor (brown tip) , or are they defective on the board from the factory?  My concern is, if I were to find another Maytag board, since I have replaced the wax motor, would an older one resolve the problem??

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Re: Maytag Neptune
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 09:15:55 AM »
The wax motor has a heater inside it that melts wax and as it does it shoves a pin forward and locks the door. When the door is locked the pin inside the wax motor touches a contact point inside the wax motor and sends back electrical current to the R-11 resister and onward to the Q-6. So what goes wrong? The wax inside the wax motor disipates and the lack of resistance from it allows straight 125 volts to zap the R-11 and Kill the Q-6 :

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Re: Maytag Neptune
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 06:55:49 AM »
Replaced the R-11 on the board and the triac Q-6.  The washer will now run and spin out correctly, but I have lost the hot water, continue to have cold, but no hot.  Also, just for the info, it seems to take a longer time to unlock the door at the end of the cycle.  We just used the on/off button to get it to release.  Got to say, this has been one frustrating piece of machinery!!   :tickedoff:

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Re: Maytag Neptune
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 10:16:47 AM »
Now you need to check the R-51
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