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Offline trooper1954

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Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:05:41 AM »

I recently dismantled the above washer in order to replace the inner and outer bearings, and the lip seal which was leaking. I'm at the stage of reassembling, but cannot get the larger bearing to seat properly. I have tried putting the bearing in the freezer overnight and then tried to seat it with a brass drift....no go. Then I made a home made puller out of schedule 40 pipe fittings, ready rod and wshers with nuts....no go. It seems the bearing will just not go into the housing flush. Anyone have any ideas? The appliance repair shop says they change the whole outer tub for this issue, but at a cost of $500+ this is not an option. I'd hate to take a perfectly good washer to the dump after all this work.
Thanks for any help

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Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 06:22:02 PM »
Try some dishwashing liquid soap, apply a small amount to the outer edge of the bearing.

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Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 01:19:28 AM »
You might have gouged the race. If you can feel a ridge, remove some of the material with a Dremel. Use a heat lamp to enlarge the diameter of the race.

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Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 07:08:34 PM »
Maybe someone can help--

Somewhere I saw the bearing numbers from Grainger for a Neptune 5500 BMM..I cant seem to find them now. Does someone have that info?

They seemed to be good price. Are Graingers a good co to do business with?
  Is there a better source of those bearings?
Thank you
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 07:11:13 PM by langenc »

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Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 08:07:20 PM »
Maybe someone can help--

Somewhere I saw the bearing numbers from Grainger for a Neptune 5500 BMM..I cant seem to find them now. Does someone have that info?

They seemed to be good price. Are Graingers a good co to do business with?
  Is there a better source of those bearings?
Thank you
Maytag Neptune Front-load Washer (Model# MAH5500BWW) lip seal kit includes the revised lip seal, grease, O-ring, seal tool, washer kit and instructions.
Lip Seal Kit http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-lip-seal-kit-12002022-ap4009088.html
Bearing's sold separately - Part number's are 22003441 for Rear Bearing & 22002934 for Front Bearing.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 08:10:39 PM by rockinrobin »

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Re: Bearing replacement in Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 10:17:55 PM »
Generic bearings are 6206 for the rear, 6207 for the front.

 

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