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Offline toyz

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Metal filings around neptune tub
« on: May 06, 2012, 02:46:17 AM »
I was hoping for an experienced second opinion on this washer I am looking at.  Its a Maytag Neptune front loader.  I must be bearings and I understand it is a hell of a job for a novice and was making sure I was on the right track before I took it right apart.  It squeals quite a bit on spin.

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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 06:05:22 AM »
 Could you post your model #

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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 12:54:23 PM »
I wonder why the fillings are on the top... I would take the belt off and spin the tub and motor to check which one is making the noise....
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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 01:48:45 PM »
Isnt that where the weep hole is?  Or is that on the side?  The only other thing I could think of is there's something rubbing above the tub on the cabinet and the shavings are landing there.
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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 02:57:31 PM »
I think this is left over from drilling the weep hole,just about every Neptune I've seen has it.

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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 04:51:47 PM »
Squealing on spin is your clue.
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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 05:19:04 PM »
The bearings went out on my first Neptune. Started with an irregular clicking. Then of course it slowly developed into a full blown roar.
But it never squealed.I loved seeing the looks on visitors faces when that thing started spinning. LOL

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Re: Metal filings around neptune tub
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 12:26:00 AM »
Model is a mah21.
It may well be more of a roar than a squeal.  I am working on so many of the units I get them mixed up.  My notes say noise during spin.  I will have another look.

Thanks for your help. 

 

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