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Post# 608117   7/4/2012 at 03:12 (2,152 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I purchased a Maytag Neptune dryer off of Craig's here in Ocala a few weeks ago. Like anything used I wanted to go over it before I started using it. Well it's good thing I did because this thing was pretty disgusting on the inside. Where can I post multiple pics of my progress?




Post# 608204 , Reply# 1   7/4/2012 at 10:05 (2,151 days old) by DaDoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post your pics in this thread that you've already started.  Limited to one pic per post, but keep posting replies until you're done.

I refurbed this model dryer several years ago, found on FreeCycle.  The front drum slides had worn down and the doofuses kept running it until the edge of the drum shredded and tore through the front bulkhead panel.


Post# 608291 , Reply# 2   7/4/2012 at 18:06 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Let the games begin!

Post# 608292 , Reply# 3   7/4/2012 at 18:08 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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blue sweat?

Post# 608293 , Reply# 4   7/4/2012 at 18:11 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Grimy lint. What isn't obvious is the overpowering smell of cheap liquid fabric softener. I almost hurled after being exposed to it for a while.

Post# 608294 , Reply# 5   7/4/2012 at 18:13 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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OMG! It'a a poster child for a lint fire!

Post# 608295 , Reply# 6   7/4/2012 at 18:16 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Fivel came home and decided to nest in her nether regions.

Post# 608297 , Reply# 7   7/4/2012 at 18:19 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair because it was all in the dryer!

Post# 608298 , Reply# 8   7/4/2012 at 18:21 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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There wasn't a spot that wasn't covered in hair and sand.

Post# 608299 , Reply# 9   7/4/2012 at 18:26 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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This is after I had already pulled out by hand the larger clumps of lint and hair.

Post# 608300 , Reply# 10   7/4/2012 at 18:30 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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It was at this point I decided to tear down the whole machine. There was a sticky residue jammed into every nook and cranny and it had to go!

Post# 608301 , Reply# 11   7/4/2012 at 18:32 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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The squirrel cage was partially blocked by lint and sand build up.

Post# 608302 , Reply# 12   7/4/2012 at 18:35 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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It just keeps getting better!

Post# 608303 , Reply# 13   7/4/2012 at 18:38 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I'm no rocket scientist, but I know things work better without a coating of lint on them.

Post# 608305 , Reply# 14   7/4/2012 at 18:41 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Seriously, I don't know how this dryer motor didn't burst into flames!

Post# 608307 , Reply# 15   7/4/2012 at 18:43 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...it just goes on and on.

Post# 608308 , Reply# 16   7/4/2012 at 18:46 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I was beginning to feel overwhelmed by the amount of dirt there was.

Post# 608309 , Reply# 17   7/4/2012 at 18:47 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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No matter what I cleaned, more dirt would appear.

Post# 608310 , Reply# 18   7/4/2012 at 18:49 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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No need for a new drum seal, It was making it's own replacement.

Post# 608313 , Reply# 19   7/4/2012 at 19:11 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Congealed hair/sand and fabric softener.

Post# 608319 , Reply# 20   7/4/2012 at 19:44 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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One of the drum baffles was loose so I took it off to see what was under there. Wow!..lint balls anyone? I've never seen a lint ball before. I have'em in small, medium and large.

Post# 608321 , Reply# 21   7/4/2012 at 19:51 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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So what do we find under the next baffle? A lint blanket.

Post# 608322 , Reply# 22   7/4/2012 at 19:54 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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If I hadn't already seen the dryer working, I would have guessed it to have been toast looking at the inner workings of it.

Post# 608323 , Reply# 23   7/4/2012 at 20:02 (2,151 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...now the clean up can begin. Stay tuned!

Post# 608742 , Reply# 24   7/6/2012 at 20:26 (2,149 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
OMG!

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That is one disgusting dryer! You will need to soak it in Spray Nine to kill all traces of everything!



Post# 608859 , Reply# 25   7/7/2012 at 11:10 (2,148 days old) by maytagmark (Galveston,Tx.)        

I had the same model as your's and it needed the same cleaning when I got it,but mine had a locked up motor when I got it so it had to be torn down anyway,so if you still have it apart I would check the grease in the motor bearings, the end caps pop right off,the grease in mine had dried up,I just repacked it with wheel bearing grease and it was good as new.

Post# 608926 , Reply# 26   7/7/2012 at 20:47 (2,148 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
One hell of a mess in that dryer

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This wouyld be the result of running it for extended periods of time with a plugged vent duct in a dirty environment.


Post# 608971 , Reply# 27   7/8/2012 at 02:27 (2,148 days old) by qualin (Canada)        

Holy crap that dryer is absolutely disgusting. Thank God that dryer didn't catch on fire. Sheer luck!

Post# 609008 , Reply# 28   7/8/2012 at 08:32 (2,147 days old) by DaDoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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My project was Nov-Dec 2006.  Wasn't as filthy as yours.  I disassembled to an empty cabinet (didn't pull the rear bulkhead).  Washed everything in detergent/water, including the heating element (but not the motor, switches & thermostats, of course).  Replaced the destroyed parts.  She's paired at the house next door with an MAH6500 (bought new a year later before they disappeared).

I did find lint balls in the drum baffles.  :-)


Post# 609125 , Reply# 29   7/8/2012 at 22:05 (2,147 days old) by AutoWasherFreak ()        

I'm shocked that it didn't go up in flames. That is an expensive dryer, I just don't understand how can spend that much money on something, and let it end up this way.


Post# 609239 , Reply# 30   7/9/2012 at 14:09 (2,146 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        
I just don't understand how can spend that much money on

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You'd be surprised. This dryer looks like the average dryer I take apart. It's no worse than most. Fabric produces lint. People do not take their dryers apart like they should to clean them. Now, there are some dryers that get way worse than this. Being a sales & service provider I can't name the name because it may get me in trouble if someone from "corporate" would read this post. Thou shall not make disparaging remakes about our product. Yada yada yada. We call this certain dryer a "lint pig" because every single one I take apart to redo to resell is loaded, I mean LOADED, with lint.

Post# 609479 , Reply# 31   7/10/2012 at 18:59 (2,145 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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I agree, Todd. That dryer looks almost like a walk in the park compared to some I've seen in the field. I like the ones that are so packed, the level of the lint is such that you cannot see the motor and the like. So bad that the lint is actually pressing against the bottom of the drum like some kind of sick, demented support pad... How the dryer didn't combust is beyond me. By the way, how about the dryers where you find intact ammunition inside the dryer cavity, right next to the heat source? Talk about the end of cycle signal from hell!

 

RCD


Post# 609608 , Reply# 32   7/11/2012 at 12:01 (2,144 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Yeah, RCD, finding ammo always astounds me. I've found numerous .22 shells up to 30-odd6. I always check my pockets after going shooting. I can't imagine leaving something like this to go into a dryer.

Post# 610993 , Reply# 33   7/18/2012 at 18:06 (2,137 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Does anyone have a copy of the use and care video that came with these series Neptune washer/dryers?

Post# 610997 , Reply# 34   7/18/2012 at 18:08 (2,137 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...or DVD?

Post# 611002 , Reply# 35   7/18/2012 at 18:18 (2,137 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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I might have this one will have to look .
If I see it I will E-mail you.
That restoration job is a strong one !
Best to you on the work.

Darren k


Post# 611010 , Reply# 36   7/18/2012 at 18:53 (2,137 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 611040 , Reply# 37   7/18/2012 at 21:22 (2,137 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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can you tell from this blurry picture what model the washer is? pref the one with the heater? the seller doesn't know and the machines aren't near by.

Post# 611044 , Reply# 38   7/18/2012 at 22:01 (2,137 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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That picture isn't large/clear enough.  There's one button difference between 5500 (no heater) and 6500 (with heater).


Post# 611106 , Reply# 39   7/19/2012 at 03:06 (2,137 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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They are getting delivered tomorrow.

Post# 611263 , Reply# 40   7/19/2012 at 22:35 (2,136 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..thanks for the links Dadoes!

Post# 611593 , Reply# 41   7/22/2012 at 16:31 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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The woman I bought them from had been putting me off by not promptly returning my calls or emails since July 4th when she posted the ad. She wanted $450 for the set, and I was offering her $300 and she would have to deliver them. So I guess she was trying to hold out for more money. I must have been the only one interested in her "Bisque" Neptunes because she finally caved and agreed to sell and deliver them.
Now after playing phone tag for weeks they're finally here.
The dryer is gas, which I was planning to switch over to propane and use it in the garage as a back-up, since we only have provisions for an electric dryer in the main laundry room.
Normally I would pass on any "bisque" machines, but just a month earlier I found a good deal on an LCD Neptune electric dryer in Bisque and my Mom liked the color.
Of course, I was told they had "no issues", but that was not the case.


Post# 611605 , Reply# 42   7/22/2012 at 18:32 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..another Maytag I also picked up in the past few weeks. A gas dryer. Although it looks like a Neptune and/or an Atlantis, it's not labeled as one. MDG9000?

Post# 611607 , Reply# 43   7/22/2012 at 18:38 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..the dryers have since been cleaned and do not look like this anymore.

Post# 611630 , Reply# 44   7/22/2012 at 20:55 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I paid $145 for it delivered...the owners brought it with them from California to here in Ocala, even though they didn't have gas at the new house. The wife didn't want to leave it behind. I told him I don't have gas either and was just going to convert it to use propane out in the shed. He said don't tell his wife that because she loves/loved that dryer and if she knew that could be done she wouldn't have finally let it go. She said it was spotless, which it wasn't, unless she was reffering to dents or rust. but it was dusty and sandy.
All of that just wiped away with a new paint brush I used to dust the crevices and a good old bottle of windex and a micro cloth, I can work wonders!


Post# 611642 , Reply# 45   7/22/2012 at 21:25 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..the new arrivals awaiting in the "processing and intake" center.

Post# 611643 , Reply# 46   7/22/2012 at 21:27 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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....wow! see what high iron content well water will do.

Post# 611644 , Reply# 47   7/22/2012 at 21:28 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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....and these boots might need some walking alright.

Post# 611645 , Reply# 48   7/22/2012 at 21:29 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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....not for the squeamish.

Post# 611646 , Reply# 49   7/22/2012 at 21:30 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...OMG

Post# 611648 , Reply# 50   7/22/2012 at 21:32 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..I wish all it had was a mold problem.
Luckily, with a little elbow grease and a brush. Most of the stuff came right off.


Post# 611649 , Reply# 51   7/22/2012 at 21:33 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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....why let it get this far people?

Post# 611650 , Reply# 52   7/22/2012 at 21:35 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...does anybody hear a train coming?

Post# 611651 , Reply# 53   7/22/2012 at 21:37 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...I guess my new name is "Neptune Whisperer"

Post# 611660 , Reply# 54   7/22/2012 at 22:58 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Well what a diffidence a gay makes!

Post# 611662 , Reply# 55   7/22/2012 at 23:05 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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....light years cleaner and 100% more presentable. Now you won't be shocked every time you open the detergent dispenser and be greeted by the bio hazard that lived there before.

Post# 611664 , Reply# 56   7/22/2012 at 23:10 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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This must be my lucky month. Not only is my life now free of sand, dulling soap scum and fuzzy lint, I can now ad embarrassing rust to the list!

Post# 611665 , Reply# 57   7/22/2012 at 23:20 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I used some of that "Wesley's Bleach White" (sp?) for tires on the boot and tub ring. It was a gamble not knowing what the outcome would be, but the results speak for themselves.
This house is on a well system too, but we have a water treatment and softener system to eliminate this type of problem. Having the open flume design on top will allow me to keep an eye out for deposit build up.


Post# 611666 , Reply# 58   7/22/2012 at 23:25 (2,133 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Just to say ... the exterior of the drum and interior of the outer tub is likely coasted with the same smutz.  Or did you disassemble to clean those areas?


Post# 611667 , Reply# 59   7/22/2012 at 23:29 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I have to tell you, that first night, Dutch detergent wasn't the only one chasing after dirt!
I spent a good part of the night tinkering with it listening to Pandora.
Hey, it keeps me off the streets!
Also, in between rescuing an old Filter-Flo, and picking up a leaking Duet Washer. I managed to get back to the dryer referenced in the beginning of this thread.
I just have to now put it back together. It looks brand new inside. this picture doesn't do it justice. I used a cell phone camera with bad lighting. In the light of day it's brilliantly white.


Post# 611669 , Reply# 60   7/22/2012 at 23:43 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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" the exterior of the drum and interior of the outer tub is likely coasted with the same smutz"

That thought did occur to me Dadoes, so I filled the tub with a heavy solution of Limeaway and water and added 2 gallons of additional water after the machine stopped filling. I let it run on a combination stain, soak and heavy cycle. Then when it was about to drain, I stopped the machine and let it soak for a few hours. Came back, opened the door, then rotated the drum so that a new section was under the cleaning solution. I then scrubbed the entire interior down with a short bristle brush. Restarted the machine and did it again. Finally, I let the machine soak overnight. This was all after I had already done the same with a quantity of bleach the night before.
But all that was in vein as I suspect it needs a new rear bearing. It's loud, and probably should be replaced regardless for good measure. I see the kits are about $45. Now that I worked on that Filter-Flo tub seal. I'm fairly confident I should be able to do this repair as well.


Post# 611688 , Reply# 61   7/23/2012 at 03:51 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I switched the swing of the door to open from the right. Not a simple feat for a front loader with out a special kit. That is if it's even available. With Maytag Neptune, even a housewife can do it with a simple screwdriver.

Post# 611689 , Reply# 62   7/23/2012 at 03:56 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...Finally decided to open up the back panel and take a look see. Looked pretty clean from my perspective.

Post# 611690 , Reply# 63   7/23/2012 at 03:58 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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no signs of any leaks.

Post# 611692 , Reply# 64   7/23/2012 at 04:01 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I removed the older GE TL we were using out to the
garage with it's dryer companion for, "further study". (off with her head!)


Post# 611693 , Reply# 65   7/23/2012 at 04:06 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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After what seemed like hours leveling them both out. And getting them both close enough together but not close enough to touch. I was finally done. Here they are.

Post# 611694 , Reply# 66   7/23/2012 at 04:07 (2,133 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..great curb appeal.

Post# 611695 , Reply# 67   7/23/2012 at 05:03 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..can someone ID this dryer. It's not labeled anything other than Maytag. Has the silver trim around the buttons like the Atlantis line and the slopped front like the Neptune's. Also classic Neptune inside.
Also I need a propane gas conversion kit for it and 4 grey foot pads for the legs.
Help me Obi-wan, you're my only hope!


Post# 611696 , Reply# 68   7/23/2012 at 05:05 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611697 , Reply# 69   7/23/2012 at 05:06 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611698 , Reply# 70   7/23/2012 at 05:09 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611710 , Reply# 71   7/23/2012 at 07:51 (2,132 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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The mdg8000 is a first generation Atlantis dryer, even though the Dependable Care & Neptune dryers were basically the same as well.

Post# 611727 , Reply# 72   7/23/2012 at 10:57 (2,132 days old) by lebron (MN)        

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Nice pictures of restoring the Maytags. Tear open that GE lol. Those washers practically shake themselves apart anyways... or is it a long stroke model ?

Post# 611815 , Reply# 73   7/23/2012 at 17:59 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...clean as a whistle now..

Post# 611816 , Reply# 74   7/23/2012 at 18:02 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..inside was pretty clean. First dryer I've come across that did't reek of fabric softener, or suffer from, "indigo halo" around the drum.

Post# 611817 , Reply# 75   7/23/2012 at 18:08 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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So this dryer is like a precursor to the whole Neptune/Atlantis era? In any event, I found a closely matched washer in the local craig's.


Post# 611824 , Reply# 76   7/23/2012 at 18:26 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611826 , Reply# 77   7/23/2012 at 18:27 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611827 , Reply# 78   7/23/2012 at 18:28 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611828 , Reply# 79   7/23/2012 at 18:29 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611829 , Reply# 80   7/23/2012 at 18:31 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..even came with a loaded detergent dispenser.

Post# 611831 , Reply# 81   7/23/2012 at 18:40 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.. this is a clearer picture of the same model's control panel

Post# 611933 , Reply# 82   7/23/2012 at 23:51 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611936 , Reply# 83   7/23/2012 at 23:53 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 611939 , Reply# 84   7/24/2012 at 00:00 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Filler up please! Nice idea, now you can use a bargain detergent and you don't have to leave the evidence around.
I'm sure the Detergent manufacturers were not happy that thousands of bottles would not be hanging around american laundry rooms, left out to splash their brand name to all who gaze upon them. not to mention a precise measured dose of detergent. Let's see if we really can get 140 loads out of that bottle!


Post# 611942 , Reply# 85   7/24/2012 at 00:05 (2,132 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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With the reservoir full of detergent, the lid is really not that heavy.
Once you've got the dose right you mark it off with the gray indicator. Hold the button down and when the level drops in the sight glass to the marker, let go.


Post# 612159 , Reply# 86   7/25/2012 at 01:24 (2,131 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I have a question for you experts out there.
Would you be able to switch out the Atlantis agitator with a Norge "burbalator" and lint filter?


Post# 612167 , Reply# 87   7/25/2012 at 03:43 (2,131 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..guess I ment "burp-a-later"?

Post# 612364 , Reply# 88   7/25/2012 at 21:51 (2,130 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...hmm, what have we here?

Post# 612365 , Reply# 89   7/25/2012 at 21:52 (2,130 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 612366 , Reply# 90   7/25/2012 at 21:52 (2,130 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 612793 , Reply# 91   7/27/2012 at 14:57 (2,128 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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anyone's thoughts on the "norge-a-lator" conversion?
Manufacturer Number 35-0049


Post# 614355 , Reply# 92   8/3/2012 at 04:30 (2,122 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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**Special Thanks again to yogitunes!~**
He was kind enough to send me the propane conversion kit for one of my Neptune Gas dryers. I will start out with the Older one first so I can pair it with the Atlantis washer. They look so alike!
Here is a picture of the gas valve. Not sure what to replace, but what's the worst that can happen, right?


Post# 614377 , Reply# 93   8/3/2012 at 08:11 (2,121 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Technopolis

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my gas dryer is up for sale......only problem is its in Boston and you're in FL.


Post# 614396 , Reply# 94   8/3/2012 at 09:26 (2,121 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        
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Your question about switching out the agitators? The answer is no :( Someone else had ask me that some years ago but the agitator shaft in the Atlantis is way too short.

Post# 614530 , Reply# 95   8/3/2012 at 20:16 (2,121 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Sper32, Damn it!!!!
Jetcone, Love that windowed door. How much for just the door?
seems the only other one I have seen is the commercial laundry dryer. Great mod, now let me have it!...and your little dog too!!


Post# 614554 , Reply# 96   8/3/2012 at 22:34 (2,121 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...Does anyone know where I can find a programing guide to the Neptune Commercial Front Loader, Model MAH21PRDWW.
All I am able to find is the installation and salesman's cheat sheets in PDF* format.
I need to get the user guide to get it into service mode.
Thanks!


Post# 614562 , Reply# 97   8/3/2012 at 23:34 (2,121 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...Does anyone know where I can find a programing guide to the Neptune Commercial Front Loader, Model MAH21PRDWW.
All I am able to find is the installation and salesman's cheat sheets in PDF* format.
I need to get the user guide to get it into service mode.
Thanks!


Post# 614809 , Reply# 98   8/5/2012 at 05:22 (2,119 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I found the manual, but it isn't clear on how to get into diagnostic mode for my model. It says insert key and unlock, now in programming mode? Except there is no card reader or coin box on this model and It never turns off if you leave it plugged in...flashes "select cycle". It would be nice to lengthen the wash cycle and add the optional extra rinse to all the cycles.

Post# 614815 , Reply# 99   8/5/2012 at 05:38 (2,119 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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OK. I found out how to do it. It was in *STD* mode and all the cycles were exactly 37 minutes long. It even goes as far as being able to set the fill temps and tumble times.

Post# 614816 , Reply# 100   8/5/2012 at 05:47 (2,119 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I like this design without the card reader or coin box.
Although oddly it just says "Maytag High Efficiency Washer", Not "Neptune".


Post# 614818 , Reply# 101   8/5/2012 at 06:01 (2,119 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 614820 , Reply# 102   8/5/2012 at 06:04 (2,119 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...a picture of the cargo area of a van I rented to on a picking trip.

Post# 615057 , Reply# 103   8/6/2012 at 04:38 (2,118 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Found a great diagram showing a generic gas to LP conversion procedure.


Post# 615074 , Reply# 104   8/6/2012 at 07:43 (2,118 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
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His group had the source for my Sub Zero Service manual! Well worth the donation fee IMO.

jetcone




Post# 615345 , Reply# 105   8/7/2012 at 10:55 (2,117 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..truer words have never been spoken!

Post# 615388 , Reply# 106   8/7/2012 at 13:19 (2,117 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
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New motor, new spin speed. Still fun to drive ---------now for a window door!



Post# 615433 , Reply# 107   8/7/2012 at 16:51 (2,117 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...tear down that bitch of a wall and put a window where a window ought to be!

Post# 615452 , Reply# 108   8/7/2012 at 18:30 (2,117 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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If they won't do it....think outside the box.....and Create your own

Post# 615536 , Reply# 109   8/8/2012 at 03:51 (2,117 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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So you made that yogi?, very nice. Very inspirational, I thought it was a salesman's tool like those clear front dishwashers or washer lids you see in some of the collections here. But I guess where there's a way, there's a window! Thanks

Post# 615565 , Reply# 110   8/8/2012 at 08:41 (2,116 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        
Now it's time for...

a new episode of a fully loaded neptune drama? hihi xD

Post# 616332 , Reply# 111   8/11/2012 at 13:55 (2,113 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Aoes anyone have or know where I can get a hold of one of the Maytag emblems on the new Bravos line? It's just like this


Post# 616333 , Reply# 112   8/11/2012 at 13:58 (2,113 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...a better picture

Post# 616447 , Reply# 113   8/11/2012 at 22:31 (2,113 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
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anti up and show me how you cut that door! WaY COOL!

JON


Post# 617229 , Reply# 114   8/15/2012 at 11:39 (2,109 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Ordered the bearings needed for the Neptune repair.

Post# 617566 , Reply# 115   8/16/2012 at 14:26 (2,108 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 617696 , Reply# 116   8/16/2012 at 22:55 (2,108 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.B4

Post# 617697 , Reply# 117   8/16/2012 at 22:56 (2,108 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..After

Post# 617698 , Reply# 118   8/16/2012 at 22:58 (2,108 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. just a little bling.

Post# 617699 , Reply# 119   8/16/2012 at 23:03 (2,108 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 618012 , Reply# 120   8/17/2012 at 23:44 (2,107 days old) by qualin (Canada)        

I have no idea who made that dryer in the above picture... Maybe it needs a bigger emblem? :)

Post# 618021 , Reply# 121   8/18/2012 at 00:47 (2,107 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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It's his new Grille. We do everything big here in Ocala, Florida.
The font is really no bigger than this old Kenmore dryer.


Post# 618022 , Reply# 122   8/18/2012 at 00:47 (2,107 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I think BIG is in. Have you not noticed how big the Mercedes emblem has gotten these days? It's very prominently featured on the new GLK.

Post# 618074 , Reply# 123   8/18/2012 at 10:48 (2,106 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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In case you guys haven't noticed.....SIZE MATTERS


and for Ray Charles....thats a washer, not a dryer!


Post# 618117 , Reply# 124   8/18/2012 at 16:06 (2,106 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        
Not to hijck the thread, but...

How do Maytag Neptune type dryers compare to the old 80's Series type Kenmores? I want a Neptune dryer, to match my MAH5500AWW washer, but wonder how it will compare to my Kenmore with "soft heat" (heat gradually reduces throughout the cycle, dryer the clothes get, lower the heat gets.).

What do you guys think?




Post# 618129 , Reply# 125   8/18/2012 at 16:58 (2,106 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 618132 , Reply# 126   8/18/2012 at 17:04 (2,106 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I like the models with the intelidry moisture monitor display. You can tell from how much blinking the display is doing to see how "wet" the clothes are. Less moisture, less blinking. I think it's more informative than the estimated time method of the LED and LCD versions of the dryer. It's a feature available across the Maytag Dryer line and not limited to the Neptune version of the dryer.

Post# 618134 , Reply# 127   8/18/2012 at 17:11 (2,106 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...If I had kids, I would surely would have a laundry room equipped with a duo of Maytag Neptune Superstacks!

Post# 618137 , Reply# 128   8/18/2012 at 17:43 (2,106 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Even the new Chevy Spark sports a ginormous Chevy bow tie emblem.

Post# 618166 , Reply# 129   8/18/2012 at 19:32 (2,106 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Here's a close up of that vintage Kenmore dryer with the large script control panel.


Post# 619393 , Reply# 130   8/23/2012 at 02:33 (2,102 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Saw it and had to have it!

Post# 620427 , Reply# 131   8/26/2012 at 16:34 (2,098 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..Hmmmm. I saw this from the road on the side of someones house, and said, wow what a weird refrigerator. I live in the country, so there was a lot of overgrowth hindering my view, so I turned around to get a better look. Good thing I did because that fridge turned out to be a Neptune SuperStack in electric! The homeowner was mowing his lawn and must have been wondering why I circled back. I stopped and asked him if he was selling the Neptune, he said you can have it! It just needs a motherboard and new bearings. I told him I would be back tomorrow when I could get a truck.
Today, my nephew and I picked it up and dropped it in my driveway. Owner was very nice. There is also hurricane Issac bearing down on us and I thought if I was going to rescue it, the sooner the better. (cell phone picture)


Post# 620429 , Reply# 132   8/26/2012 at 16:35 (2,098 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.opened up the dryer and Ca'Ching! Nice Rack!

Post# 620430 , Reply# 133   8/26/2012 at 16:36 (2,098 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. (cell phone photo)

Post# 621850 , Reply# 134   9/1/2012 at 18:18 (2,092 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I had to organize the garage and put all the machines on one side.

Post# 621851 , Reply# 135   9/1/2012 at 18:19 (2,092 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.. actually, there are 4 more that I still had to add after this photo was taken.

Post# 621853 , Reply# 136   9/1/2012 at 18:22 (2,092 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I ordered these dryer vent covers for both of my dryers that I'm NOT using. I placed them over the exhaust tube to keep out the little field mice that frequent the area.

Post# 621855 , Reply# 137   9/1/2012 at 18:24 (2,092 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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They just snap on the back and can be popped off whenever I'm ready to hook-up one of the dryers.

Post# 621856 , Reply# 138   9/1/2012 at 18:25 (2,092 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 622177 , Reply# 139   9/2/2012 at 21:19 (2,091 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Some video of the Atlantis washer I shot doing a medium sized load with views of the "Load Sensing" agitator.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO tecnopolis's LINK


Post# 622895 , Reply# 140   9/6/2012 at 00:30 (2,088 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I finally got around to ordering the Neptune Bearing Seal kit to go with the bearings I bought last month.
Whirlpool part #12002022


Post# 623381 , Reply# 141   9/8/2012 at 07:23 (2,085 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Question: Does anyone know why only the older Neptunes MAH3300's washers have a tub light and the newer 5500 LED models do not? Can you add it to the newer models?

Post# 623382 , Reply# 142   9/8/2012 at 07:25 (2,085 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.There seems to be some variance as to the the door lock module's with the light as well.

Post# 623383 , Reply# 143   9/8/2012 at 07:28 (2,085 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..Door lock module without provisions for the tub light.

Post# 624260 , Reply# 144   9/11/2012 at 17:47 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Anyone?

Post# 624261 , Reply# 145   9/11/2012 at 17:49 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Can anyone tell me why this doll is relevant to Maytag?
"1997 Alien Maytag Neptune Myglbyx ,miggle-bix Very Rare doll"
Don't remember seeing it in any advertising for Maytag.


Post# 624262 , Reply# 146   9/11/2012 at 17:50 (2,082 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Alex

Thats strange.....I thought they all had tub lights........must be omitted for the commercial machines.....go figure


Post# 624263 , Reply# 147   9/11/2012 at 17:52 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.I'm assuming it's relevant to the Maytag "Neptune" line launch, hence the Alien character. But you know what they say when you assume.

Post# 624264 , Reply# 148   9/11/2012 at 17:59 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..Not just on the commercial version. (which makes sense as the doors would probably be left open to show the washer was available for use and the active tub light of 10 watts would neglect any energy savings when you calculate all the machines times all of the hours they are open), but it's also missing on my LED residential model MAH5500 too.
I have the electric solenoid door lock with the back-up wax motor, perhaps there was a design change and the light was omitted. Hmmm, I'll have to remove the door lock mech when I do the bearings and seals to see if the extra wiring for the light is there.


Post# 624265 , Reply# 149   9/11/2012 at 18:02 (2,082 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The tub light was eliminated on later models.  My neighbor has a MAH6500 bought at the end of availability, it doesn't have a tub light.


Post# 624266 , Reply# 150   9/11/2012 at 18:12 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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For What the Neptunes cost new, they ALL should have come with tub lights. I guess one more MOD I'll have to look into.
Shame on Maytag, an advanced space-age LCD touch-screen on top and the dark stone ages below. Way to go Maytag.


Post# 624267 , Reply# 151   9/11/2012 at 18:12 (2,082 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Don't you remember the commerial on TV.......the HOT Maytag guy had spilled something on himself, and then out of the clouds came this space ship, and when landed, it was a Neptune, and these "ALIENS" appeared, about three of them, jumped on this guy, and his cothes got ripped off, and were sucked into the machine, and then placed back on him all clean.....

for the life of me I can't find the actual commercial.....


Post# 624268 , Reply# 152   9/11/2012 at 18:13 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 624269 , Reply# 153   9/11/2012 at 18:18 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...Sounds more like a Jeff Stryker film than an attempt to sell a washer, but I get where they were going.
I guess nothing is as risque as the new Liquid Plumber commercial with the two sexy guys as plumbers. "I'm here to snake the drain", says one to the lonely housewife. "" I'm here to clean the pipes" says the other. LOL


Post# 624270 , Reply# 154   9/11/2012 at 18:19 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 624275 , Reply# 155   9/11/2012 at 18:41 (2,082 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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There were numerous engineering changes on the Neppie from the first MAH3000 to the final revision.

Recirculation pump eliminated.
Dispenser valves changed from wax motors to solenoids.
Door lock changed from wax motor to solenoid.
Boot revision.
Motor and control board revision.
Tub light eliminated.
Water level pressure switch moved from console to drain pump.
Other electrical and design changes.


Post# 624291 , Reply# 156   9/11/2012 at 20:26 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Dodoes, "Recirculation pump eliminated", I kept seeing a reference to a recirculation pump in my repair manuals but had yet to see one so equipped out in the field. There is only a cursory explanation on how to replace one, but not on it's specific purpose. What does it add in regards to the was cycle? Shades of a vintage Whirlpool Combo? IIRC Neptune does not have direct injection but rather a divertor flume in the outer tub top directed to the front of the wash basket.

Post# 624302 , Reply# 157   9/11/2012 at 21:43 (2,082 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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There's an MAH4000 with recirculation pump been in my garage for several years (pending bearing replacement for a friend who had already bought a replacement machine). Purpose of it is to pick up detergent water from the sump and return it to a port at top of the outer tub ... presumably to deal with detergent stuck/settled in the sump. There's no recirculation shower directly onto the tumbling clothes.

A check valve of sorts was added to the sump when the recirculation pump was eliminated.


Post# 624331 , Reply# 158   9/12/2012 at 00:36 (2,082 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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So I am skimming through the local Craig's and I see an ad from the Thrift store I purchased the Commercial Neptune from and decided to see what she was selling and what do I spy with my bloodshot eye? Not sure which model they are, but there are 3, THREE of them in a row! C R O S L E Y style Neptunes in the background of the photo she uploaded!!!!! They are closed at the moment (it's 2am Easten), but I am calling her in the morning to see if she can hold one for me whatever they are.

Post# 624453 , Reply# 159   9/12/2012 at 13:14 (2,081 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I called the seller this morning and she says there are 2 washers and 1 dryer available. She said One washer needs a "sensor" because it would not operate, so they bought a second washer to use for parts. The washer and dryer will be available for approximately $289. I told her I was only interested in a washer. They just got them in so it will be a few days for them to get them sorted and she will call me when I can come and take a look at them. I always liked the look of the Crosley versions of the Neptunes. Especially in that battleship grey "colour".

Post# 624454 , Reply# 160   9/12/2012 at 13:15 (2,081 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 624489 , Reply# 161   9/12/2012 at 15:26 (2,081 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Never seen them before....or even knew they existed....really nice looking......love the color too

Post# 624522 , Reply# 162   9/12/2012 at 18:05 (2,081 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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...What?, never seen them before? This is what Whirlpool did with the Neptune range.
Sad to see it happen, but glad to see them live on a bit longer.


Post# 624777 , Reply# 163   9/13/2012 at 21:55 (2,080 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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These Neptunes always remind me of those pesky Dalecks Dr. Who is always bumping into. The Crosley version especially so.

Post# 624778 , Reply# 164   9/13/2012 at 21:57 (2,080 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I wonder if Davros uses HE detergent?

Post# 625893 , Reply# 165   9/18/2012 at 11:13 (2,075 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I purchased those "old" Maytag laundry brochure. Nice pictures and specs on the entire Maytag Laundry line for the early 2000's.

Post# 625895 , Reply# 166   9/18/2012 at 11:14 (2,075 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 625897 , Reply# 168   9/18/2012 at 11:16 (2,075 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 626534 , Reply# 169   9/21/2012 at 09:58 (2,072 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Chatty Thread but...

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I was supposed to be somewhere else about a half hour ago, and instead, I kept reading this thread.

Are the Neptune machines worth fixing? Don't shoot me. I thought they were just a gimicky design, but so true, they reminded me of the Dr. Who and the Daleks(I couldn't remember their names).

Just love this thread...really interesting, really impressed with what you did with that MT Neptune dryer - holymotherofpearl, that thing was a mess. Isn't there a design department that focuses on minimizing these things happening to the degree seen there? Jus' askin' :-)

Good job and nice finds, tecnopolis! Great photos, too.


Post# 626635 , Reply# 170   9/21/2012 at 17:58 (2,072 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I personally think the Maytag Neptune and Atlantis lines and are special enough to warrant restoration. Now that Whirlpool owns almost everything appliance-wise out there, it's getting harder and harder to find an original design with engineering from outside of Whirlpool's labs.
Maytag also has a rich and storied history that spans over 100 years and it was founded by a smart man of the same name, not a collection of corporations~~!
**Yes, this thread started out on fixing that first Neptune dryer, but has since spread out to include the Neptune and Atlantis Washers and Dryers and all their variants**
Of course, none of this would be possible without the input from other members on AW.O, and the content here is provided for those who may also want to adopt the famous slant nosed front beauties from Maytag.
As far as the pictures go, I was always the one who ran the projector in grammar school, so including the visual aids may have been drum into me when trying to make a point.
I hope others are motivated to start their own collection.
-Alex


Post# 626637 , Reply# 171   9/21/2012 at 18:01 (2,072 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. Fred Maytag hanging out with two of his peers. Perhaps you've heard of them, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone?


Post# 626655 , Reply# 172   9/21/2012 at 19:56 (2,072 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Worth saving

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I recognize the friends, but will do a little background reading on Fred Maytag.

There's some good and bad in the big fish swallowing the smaller fish - but more cars today look more alike, as do the appliances. That speaks something.

Somewhere in my reading, I read of several complaints with the Neptunes.

But you make a good point, and like many of the other decades of appliances designed, if not for you and others, they would eventually become scarce, vanished next to a rock or weeds in one of the prairies or fields.





Post# 626660 , Reply# 173   9/21/2012 at 20:10 (2,072 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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If you look hard enough you'll find complaints from all across the appliance market, so no brand is immune.
But Maytag was a pioneer in more than one time in their history. Sometimes things need to be changed once new models get into users hands. Case in point, the older iPhone that if you hold the phone in the lower left it dramatically reduced the ability of the phones antenna. Bad tires from Firestone who's tread would separate at highway speeds, GM's x-cars (Chevy Citation/Olds Omega/Buick Skylark) whos brakes would prematurely lockup and would send the car into a spin. Toyota Camry floor mats, etc.
All of the earlier Neptune's faults were addressed and sorted in later models.
So technology as a whole has it's share of teething pains...What's important is how the company handles the issue.


Post# 626661 , Reply# 174   9/21/2012 at 20:14 (2,072 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
RE: big fish swallowing the smaller fish

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If you really want to get the Hornet's nest in a frenzy, ask members how they feel about Frigidaire by General Motors and White Consolidated Industries. That thread would be an eye opener.

Post# 626674 , Reply# 175   9/21/2012 at 21:14 (2,072 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
White Consolidated Ind.

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Westinghouse was a great brand, as far as I knew back when I knew far too little. I just read a little bit about White Consolidated Industries(Thomas White)..and the company buying Westinghouse (White-Westinghouse). and now being owned by Electrolux. Goodgrief, on and on. Frankly, I don't want to know. I'm enjoying the perspective as a new member and enjoying the collections and knowledge/skills/restorations. Think I'll sit here for a while. :-)

Post# 626981 , Reply# 176   9/22/2012 at 23:56 (2,071 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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This is a great site. It has a little bit of everything.
Welcome to the club and enjoy!


Post# 627109 , Reply# 177   9/23/2012 at 17:19 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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This is one of the books I bought about Maytag's history.
The booklet was published by Maytag back in 1993, in commemoration of the centennial of the company's beginning. It consists of 36 pages of pictures, and history about the company. Starting in 1893 as a farm implement manufacturer, and eventually settling on washing machine production in the early 1900's. Through the decades the company grew and prospered. By the time this booklet was produced in 1993, the company had expanded by buying other brands in the industry. This eventually led to it's demise. Lots of historical photos and information here. An interesting book for all Maytag collectors, showing what made the company great.


Post# 627111 , Reply# 178   9/23/2012 at 17:20 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627112 , Reply# 179   9/23/2012 at 17:20 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627113 , Reply# 180   9/23/2012 at 17:21 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627129 , Reply# 181   9/23/2012 at 18:11 (2,070 days old) by Iowegian ()        

These days, the only Maytag product that has a direct connection to Frederick L. Maytag is Maytag Blue Cheese. It's really good stuff, if you're a fan of the stinky cheeses. I think it's a 4th generation Maytag family member(s) that runs that operation.



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Post# 627134 , Reply# 182   9/23/2012 at 18:37 (2,070 days old) by Iowegian ()        

@technopolis:

I think any real Maytag - meaning designed and manufactured in-house is worthy of restoration.

The story of how Maytag went down the tubes will be referenced in undergrad and MBA business textbooks as an example of how not to run a company for years to come.


Post# 627135 , Reply# 183   9/23/2012 at 18:40 (2,070 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Neptune - The Brand Name/Line That Killed Maytag

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Or at least helped it along to it's demise as an independent company.

Shame Maytag dropped the ball with Neptune washing machines and such when they first came out. With proper seasoning and working out of the quirks they would have had a winner on their hands. But no, by the time all the bad press had gotten out persons wouldn't touch them or much else made by Maytag with a barge pole.


Post# 627166 , Reply# 184   9/23/2012 at 20:15 (2,070 days old) by Iowegian ()        

@Launderess:

If all Maytag did wrong were to send the less-than-fully-baked Neptune to market, they would have survived.

The Ralph Hake era and acquisition of Amana set the failure into motion, not the Neptune.


Post# 627168 , Reply# 185   9/23/2012 at 20:26 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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It's funny, everyone remembers the great Maytag debacle known as "Neptune", but rarely do you hear people mention Whirlpool's great experiment and failure, "Calypso." Had it not been for the financial collapse of 2008, Maytag may have been able to rebound to it's former glory.


Post# 627169 , Reply# 186   9/23/2012 at 20:27 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627170 , Reply# 187   9/23/2012 at 20:29 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627180 , Reply# 188   9/23/2012 at 21:23 (2,070 days old) by Iowegian ()        

@technopolis:

There are very few things as cool as a gasoline-powered washer.

Not even a gas-powered table saw.


Post# 627184 , Reply# 189   9/23/2012 at 21:55 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Many a farm woman would agree with you Iowegian, since many weren't connected to the grid yet. It was equipped with the single cylinder Hit-n-miss 2-stroke engine, there is also a 2 cylinder version of the engine.
When the apocalypse comes, those things are going to be great to have around.

But really, Maytag did address all of those issues with new and improved parts and there hasn't been a need for any revisions to those or any other parts, so in essence, with the exception of the wax motor, all manufacturers have trouble with mold and bearing wear. Maytag's' may just have been first to come to light.


Post# 627185 , Reply# 190   9/23/2012 at 21:58 (2,070 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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2 cylinder engine.

Post# 627539 , Reply# 191   9/25/2012 at 18:13 (2,068 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Does anyone have their Neptune's on the riser? Do you like it? Just trying to weigh the pro's and con's of adding one, considering the factory riser doesn't add any storage. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

Post# 627548 , Reply# 192   9/25/2012 at 19:05 (2,068 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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The risers are a nice feature....but doesn't take it up all that high, and then again, theres no storage.....on a side note, I would need four of them to equal out....

wonder if they would fit on another pedestal with drawers...or build your own custom platform....


Post# 627586 , Reply# 193   9/25/2012 at 22:48 (2,068 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Neptune Risers

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I like the one-piece riser(that is one piece , right?)

It's a matter of 1) How tall are you and do these risers help with adding/removing articles to be washed/dryed?
and 2) whether you need storage.

I really like the way it looks right there, and un-related, I think all the appliances should be generously lit with the LED's like they do with refrigerators, now.





Post# 627622 , Reply# 194   9/26/2012 at 04:31 (2,068 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Maytag Part #MAL2000AXW



Post# 627623 , Reply# 195   9/26/2012 at 04:33 (2,067 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.Looks pretty heavy gauge welded metal.

Post# 627624 , Reply# 196   9/26/2012 at 04:34 (2,067 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627642 , Reply# 197   9/26/2012 at 07:18 (2,067 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Interesting thing about these FL machines.......and were going way back to when Westinghouse and Bendix machines were in production....you have to take on several factors as to why the change to add risers.....first of all, until F&P came out with a TL dryer, ALL dryers were front load, no one ever complained about stooping over and bending to load machines, now its all the rage of a FL washer is making it difficult to handle.....WHY?

and kicking myself for missing my calling.....1995, had major surgery on my stomach, and could not bend and stoop at the same time, having just got a Limited Kenmore pair, I built a platform raising the dryer 12 inches, made all the difference in the world....who knew it would take off on FL pairs....

even dishwashers are being installed on pedestals in custom kitchens......

although Alex, I am considering building a platform all the way across for my Neptunes....but more along the lines of 12 inches high, and maybe even rope lights under the overhang for effect.....keep the ideas comming....


Post# 627844 , Reply# 198   9/27/2012 at 02:27 (2,067 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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This rise also reminds me of the Originals Westinghouse laundry pair.

Post# 627845 , Reply# 199   9/27/2012 at 02:28 (2,067 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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But these had drawers


Post# 627848 , Reply# 200   9/27/2012 at 04:09 (2,067 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627879 , Reply# 201   9/27/2012 at 09:20 (2,066 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Risers w/Drawers

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Single riser is clean looking and drawers are great, but it's back to stooping, so for infrequently needed things, they're nice but expensive unless you build your own. If you have time/interest to do that...just think, Autodesk now has software you can load on your iPhone or iPad or Pc to design your own anything and make a 3D model - washer risers, parts(ok, not affordably yet) but it's free at : usa.autodesk.com/autodesk-123d/...

I like the Neptunes you pictured, tecnopolis, with risers...that wavy console adds some grace to the additional height - i.e; some machines look like hulky behemoths on risers, unless some enclosures are made around them.... two cents spent again. :-)


Post# 627975 , Reply# 202   9/27/2012 at 19:24 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I shoudn't be allowed to look at craigslist, becauseI can't believe that their is a pair of working Crosley neptunes available right here in town!
These look soooooomo sweet.
I think if the Death Star had a laundry room, these two would be in it.


Post# 627976 , Reply# 203   9/27/2012 at 19:25 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627977 , Reply# 204   9/27/2012 at 19:26 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627978 , Reply# 205   9/27/2012 at 19:27 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 627980 , Reply# 206   9/27/2012 at 19:34 (2,066 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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YOU LUCKY DOG!!!!!!!

Post# 627985 , Reply# 207   9/27/2012 at 19:56 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. and for a reasonable starting asking price of $300. I just hope they aren't snatched away before the middle of next week when I can move on them.

Post# 627990 , Reply# 208   9/27/2012 at 20:04 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I don't even know what model Crosley they are or their respective model numbers to look up the specs. Anyone?

Post# 628004 , Reply# 209   9/27/2012 at 22:07 (2,066 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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those look nice - just $300, hmm. The ones I saw available in Dallas don't have the presence (cool factor) these do. Good luck.

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Post# 628007 , Reply# 210   9/27/2012 at 22:29 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..It's all in the lighting. I'm sure a full day at the appliance spa would have these two ready for their close-ups!


Post# 628009 , Reply# 211   9/27/2012 at 22:48 (2,066 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Yep, that's true..but these Crosleys seem rare.....couldn't even pull up an few images of them, from various search engines... !

Post# 628010 , Reply# 212   9/27/2012 at 23:00 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..(cue X-Files theme)

Post# 628022 , Reply# 213   9/28/2012 at 02:48 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.This was the only real info I could find on Crosley Washers, it's from 1953. Looks like they have come full circle!


Post# 628023 , Reply# 214   9/28/2012 at 03:00 (2,066 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Crosley History
Formed in 1976 in Winston-Salem, NC, the Crosley Corporation consists of a group of independently owned distributors who resurrected the Crosley trade name and introduced a line of refrigerators, freezers, ranges, dishwashers, air conditioners, and other appliances. We carried the heritage of such features as "Shelvador" and "Conservator" that were marketed for decades.

Crosley Corporation was established as a non-profit organization to help independent distributors and retailers compete in today's marketplace with quality appliances at affordable prices.

Crosley brand appliances are manufactured by world class corporations and are built to Crosley specifications. Crosley products are available exclusively through trained, independent appliance retailers to ensure you will always receive superior service and an exceptional value.


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Post# 628035 , Reply# 215   9/28/2012 at 07:43 (2,065 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Fascinating Alex!

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Never knew Crosley still existed! Now I need a set of Darth Vader machines! Desperately!


Funny those original Crosleys are Bendix washers/dryers! Now they are Neptunes!

On the Neptune you are missing something- I have the first generation machines, pre ordered. Those machines were unique in engineering because they never had failures, or mold or whatever. Soon after they came out, Maytag found ways to make them cheaper and then all the trouble started. If you can get your hands on an early run 3000 you've got a nice machine in your stable!



Post# 628045 , Reply# 216   9/28/2012 at 09:03 (2,065 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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We have been a Crosley dealer for the last 10 years or so.  Here is a quick scan out of an old catalog with a quick explanation of Crosley-Bendix.


Post# 628079 , Reply# 217   9/28/2012 at 11:11 (2,065 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
@Jetcone

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.I can feel the dark side growing within you my young padawan. Give into your temptations and unleash the force!

Post# 628085 , Reply# 218   9/28/2012 at 11:49 (2,065 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Crosley/Neptune model#   washer:CAH4205AWJ    dryer: CDE4205AWJ


Post# 628092 , Reply# 219   9/28/2012 at 13:41 (2,065 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Early run 3000

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Jetcone : I love these space-age looking neptunes...and would like to get a set...
..so, are you saying that the model numbers will be 3000 or some 3xxx model number and what range of dates would be considered early, when looking at serial#'s? Thanks for the info, either way.

tecnopolis - lol..."unleash the force..." and let the seller know the Time has Come for Deliverance...to your residence asap....



Post# 628183 , Reply# 220   9/28/2012 at 20:54 (2,065 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
** U P D A T E S **

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I contacted the woman who runs the little thrift store I saw the threes Crosley's at to see if her husband had gotten anywhere with them. She said no, they had been very busy and they were still sitting there waiting on him to repair. I told her to give me a call when they were available.

I then contacted the seller of the Crosley set that was for sale here in town and asked him if the dryer was gas or electric, not that that was going to matter to me, and see if he also does delivery. Still waiting on his reply.

-Alex


Post# 628185 , Reply# 221   9/28/2012 at 20:56 (2,065 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 628299 , Reply# 222   9/29/2012 at 10:24 (2,064 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Neptunes - which were best series?

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Jetcone ..on early Neptunes (series 3000) and the question I asked you ...never mind! I was thinking I was thinking(apparently not) about the later 5500 designs.

(early 3000 series may not be prone to mold and may be good machines...but from reading this Thread Number: 42481 " Maytag Neptune MAH3000AWW flooding", it looks like the overall design and functionality improved with later series..which were best? While hell freezes over on that question, I like many of the Neptune series, problems or not.


Post# 628361 , Reply# 223   9/29/2012 at 18:32 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..still waiting for a reply.

Post# 628366 , Reply# 224   9/29/2012 at 19:29 (2,064 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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the weekend can take it out of people...you'll hear from...SOMEONE!

Post# 628382 , Reply# 225   9/29/2012 at 21:10 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I was looking through my old files and came across my first Maytag Neptune.
One morning I was fast asleep when a friend called me to tell me his new washer and dryer were comming later that morning and he wanted to offer me his old dryer since it was still working. I asked him what it was, he said a Maytag Neptune and was I interested. Otherwise, it was going to the curb.
I hopped in my pick up and raced over to find a pristine dryer that only needed a good home.
I had already gotten a Frigidaire front-load washer earlier in the year and was still drying my clothes in the on-site laundry room, so this was something I needed.
I only had one 220v outlet in the studio and it was already being used for my stove. Well it took 2 seconds to figure out I needed a dryer more that a stove since the only thing I ever cooked with was a microwave or a toast-r-oven.
I fell inlove with the intelidry indicator and wondered why more dryers didn't have it. Seemed more logical that the "estimated time" most dryers use today. One minute they say 38 minutes left, come back in 5 minutes and it's now saying 10 minutes, so not very accurate.
Anyway, here she is.


Post# 628383 , Reply# 226   9/29/2012 at 21:16 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I used it for a long while until I saw they had come out with a newer model with the swoopy backsplash, so I decided to sell her, and for good money too!
I later regreted doing that, but with the cash I got, it paid for a smaller Malber dryer that I stacked ontop of my fridgemore to reclaim some of my precious space.
It was also 220V.
I still have both of these today. Although they are not hooked-up.


Post# 628418 , Reply# 227   9/29/2012 at 22:58 (2,064 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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It looks like your first Neptune might be a 4000 series, but not a MDG40000AWW...
Hope the CL Crosleys land (that's what they look like, stealth bombers) in your house.





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Post# 628454 , Reply# 228   9/30/2012 at 02:59 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Last month I purchased an LCD console from a Neptune dryer off ebay for the low. Once I have some of my projects off the board, I'm going to try and retrofit it to the LED dryer I have here.


Post# 628455 , Reply# 229   9/30/2012 at 02:59 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 628457 , Reply# 231   9/30/2012 at 03:03 (2,064 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. I read somewhere that these circuit boards were made in Germany. I hope that is a good thing.

Post# 628679 , Reply# 232   10/1/2012 at 00:42 (2,063 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
@Jetcone

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(using jedi mind power -or- wonder twin power depending on your generation)
I want that '57 Westinghouse Dryer in your collection. It's absolutely to live for.


Post# 628681 , Reply# 233   10/1/2012 at 00:46 (2,063 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I think I like it better than the portholes.

Post# 628988 , Reply# 234   10/2/2012 at 14:14 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Something to have handy..
"How to install a belt on Maytag dryer.
Belt Type: Flat belt with ribs
Installation Notes: Ribs face away from drum"


Post# 628998 , Reply# 235   10/2/2012 at 14:34 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.If you ever wanted to see the airflow diagram a Neptune/Atlantis here it is.
High capacity blower capable of moving 230 cubic feet of air per minute thru it's 6.5 cubic foot drum. Axial airflow travels from back to front penetrating the load with gentle heat. 5300 watt nichrome helix coil. Also available in a 22,000BTU, electronic ignition gas model. Conversion kit to Liquid propane also available.


Post# 629028 , Reply# 236   10/2/2012 at 17:21 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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BAd news! The Neptune with the heater and the Crosley's have both been sold... I need a moment alone.

Post# 629039 , Reply# 237   10/2/2012 at 18:01 (2,061 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
This brings grief to my friend Marvin, too.

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ooooh, that makes my friend very angry. We can pause in sadness with you. Ok, pause over. NOW!

Prepare Christians to face a dirty drain and prepare the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator

(sorry, just some moral support)


Post# 629042 , Reply# 238   10/2/2012 at 18:22 (2,061 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I'll be tackling the belts on my Maytag; so, timely info. ( have no service manual..hope the web has plenty of info).

230ft3/minute! You are a wealth of info; I see a new Disney event : "Neptune's Den" ( a twirling and then accelerated ride between clothing and bedding...culminating in a windful musical accompaniment, "It's a World Full of Hot Air, Afterall", where riders get misted with a cool steam at the end of the ride, in a roomful of mile-high laundry. Ok, I'll go to my room, now.

Those dark Crosleys were kidnapped. Marvin?



Post# 629043 , Reply# 239   10/2/2012 at 18:25 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Well Neptunes washers are quite common, so my goal of getting a heated or LCD model is still possible. The Crosley's however, are a rare breed, and thus may be something long term to obtain, but not impossible.


Post# 629046 , Reply# 240   10/2/2012 at 18:32 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Might have to go back to the future and do a lil old skool. These "center dial" 'tags are way cheeeaper than either of those other two. This guy delivers and throws in a 30-day warranty.
The fastest way to get over a lost washer is to buy another!


Post# 629051 , Reply# 241   10/2/2012 at 18:37 (2,061 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Like finding out that little red Pontiac Solstice in the used car lot has been sold, then seeing a cherry '69 Catalina Convertible and driving off the lot in that. Except it has nothing to do with cars.

Post# 629056 , Reply# 242   10/2/2012 at 18:48 (2,061 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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who can argue with that analogy, except maybe one of my favorite Chinese proverbs:

A day of grief lasts longer than a month of joy.

I am just kidding over all this - wishing the new owners good luck with their new machines:

" Don't trip over the suds!" :-)


Post# 629383 , Reply# 243   10/4/2012 at 13:24 (2,059 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Just some facts I posted in another thread that I wanted to include here for the archives.

"This is only 1 of 2 dedicated front load all-in-one platforms that are available in the market. That is that they are not stacked individual units with a mounting kit. The only other one available is Frigidaire. So that makes it unique. The official name is the Neptune "Super Stack", or SS for short.
If there is something wrong with it, it would only be the familiar Neptune issues, as the stackable unit didn't have repairs specific to it.
I was fortunate to find a neighbor getting rid of his and got it for free with some repair issues.
The price sticker I found on it from Sears had a retail price of almost 2k.
Here is a page from a dealer price book I have."


Post# 631333 , Reply# 244   10/13/2012 at 16:01 (2,050 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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.Evil forces at work.

Post# 631942 , Reply# 245   10/15/2012 at 21:27 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I went to lowes the other afternoon and priced out all the pieces I would need in addition to the dryer conversion kit that yougitunes was gracious enough to send me to run my dryer off of LP.

I may or may not run 2 dryers off this supply, so this is for a single appliance hook-up.

First I wanted a fuel level gauge. $12.99.


Post# 631944 , Reply# 246   10/15/2012 at 21:29 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Next, I need a pressure regulator. $19.99. 


Post# 631947 , Reply# 247   10/15/2012 at 21:38 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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..I would prefer to keep the gas cylinder as far away as possible from the dryer for no other reason than for my peace of mind.

A 10 ft. extension hose runs $18.99

This is optional, I'm sure heat is not going to be an issue for the cylinder as the area near the dryer won't get any hotter than the underside of a barbecue grill which is where ours sits. So it's just precautionary and it allows me some flexibility on where to place the cylinder weather it be outside or just farther away from the dryer than the short hose that comes with the regulator kit above. 


Post# 631972 , Reply# 248   10/15/2012 at 23:22 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I also will need to buy a special adapter that allows you to connect the LP hose to the standard gas fitting on the back of the appliance. It wasn't in stock, but I'll be back to check it out once they get them in and add the cost to the equation.

Apparently, they are quite popular in the area for the fish camps and lake houses around the area. 

 

And of course I will need an LP cylinder which runs $45, or $23 with exchange.

I don't know how many drying cycles I will get out of a standard cylinder, so the key is to keep track of how much drying i do first couple of cylinders to gauge it's cost.

 


Post# 631973 , Reply# 249   10/15/2012 at 23:24 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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On a lighter note... I got an unusual Maytag keepsake.


Post# 631974 , Reply# 250   10/15/2012 at 23:25 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 631975 , Reply# 251   10/15/2012 at 23:26 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 631976 , Reply# 252   10/15/2012 at 23:28 (2,048 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 632042 , Reply# 253   10/16/2012 at 06:10 (2,047 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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When you finally convert to propane, and use the dryer on a regular basis(if you plan that)...would you post how long you went between propane refills and costs to refill from initial to second refill. Or maybe you have an idea already?

I've seen that character on tv, somewhere on the campaign trail...maybe in a debate. Beware the eyes lies.




Post# 632152 , Reply# 254   10/16/2012 at 17:50 (2,047 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Alex.....you may find the pieces cheaper at a plumbing supply store than Lowes or HomoDepot.....most times they are......and handsome/helpful pros that give great advice........shop and compare.....good luck

just a thought!.......

let us know how you make out.....


Post# 632966 , Reply# 255   10/20/2012 at 02:19 (2,044 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Yogi, I'm going to take your advice and shop around now that I have a base line of what the costs are more or less.

 

Earlier in this thread I spoke of the Neptune riser, yea or nae. .

I found this on the web and although they look like they fit, it's not really doing it for me. Looks a little top-heavy.

Take a look.

 


Post# 634104 , Reply# 256   10/25/2012 at 01:23 (2,039 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I picked these up recently to ad a little flair to some of the Maytags. It's a mixture of old and new style badges, some limited editions referring to Maytag celebrating it's centennial.


Post# 634128 , Reply# 257   10/25/2012 at 05:54 (2,038 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Unless your on a cement floor, the drawer risers can wobble excessively, and does look a little strange for this setup.....

probably why the original is a short platform.....


Post# 634932 , Reply# 258   10/28/2012 at 19:04 (2,035 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
This part is to blame for the "windowless" Neptunes

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..The vibration damper suspended inside the Neptune Washer door.


Post# 635229 , Reply# 259   10/29/2012 at 23:05 (2,034 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
Just a note from me

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 I  love Maytags and am absolutely sure I am depressed over the once great company's demise and having fallen into enemy hands.. 
I hate Whirlpool Corp for their obsessive "Pac Man"-like absorption of other once great companies and running them into the ground with obsolete technology and indifferent styling, such as they have done to the "new" Maytag models. Hence, my efforts to keep the once great creations alive and well with this site and it's members help and combined knowledge base. 
-Alex


Post# 635838 , Reply# 260   11/1/2012 at 23:28 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
You have an audience

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If this thread has been viewed 4000 times, you definitely have some Maytag Sports enthusiasts who drop their pants and would/do watch them tumble, in a window.

..not sure how the Whirlpool phenomena will change - do consumers vote with their wallets or just go on being trained to expect less, pay more, and get ready for the next candified solution? I enjoy this thread and the graphics- and hope fewer are taken to the cleaners and hung out to dry.






Post# 635857 , Reply# 261   11/2/2012 at 05:04 (2,030 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I sincerely believe that if it hadn't been for Sears and Lowes offering their 0% or delayed payments credit scams, Whirlpool would not have the dominance in the laundry market.


Post# 636238 , Reply# 262   11/3/2012 at 22:36 (2,029 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
Maytag's demise.

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Tecnopolis,
I love your appliance collection. Maytag is alive and well and in my basement, I like to think. The appliance industry is so different now. It is no longer fun to go "window shopping" at appliance stores. When Maytag came to an end, it was like someone died. I sometimes wonder why couldn't Maytag get a gov't bailout? But then again a philosophy that has consumers pay "more" for a better product doesn't work anymore.
Back in their day, Maytag manufactured their own rubber hoses, their own electrical wire, essentially everything down to the screws they used because they could make the components to a higher standard - "theirs". With the exception of timers, motors and die-cast consoles they made everything. Fast forward to the year 2000 when outsourcing as much as possible was the norm.
Then what if they stayed focused on laundry and dishwashers? Would they still be around? They had ZERO debt through 1986 until they acquired Magic Chef. I know they paid cash for Hardwick Stove Co in 1981 and perhaps they did finance Jenn-Industries in 1982. That gave them quality cooking products. But the Magic Chef thing - that was major. Then Chicago Pacific in 1989 for Hoover and a European market that almost bled them to death. They were already on different path before the Neptune was put on the market. Of course not "field-testing" the Neptune, was a strike against their name. Then with the Amana washer-transmission massacre they were probably at the point of no return. I've read many takes on the death of Maytag. Emotions ran high here on this site. Folks were angry. But no one ever mentioned the African-american president of Maytag (Lloyd Ward) who left his position at Maytag completely unannounced. Their stock price plummeted by $79 in 1 day and never came back. That sure didn't help! I still remember the day in 1985 when I interviewed at Maytag Ahh, the plant tour and the merry-go-round. Yes one of the finer moments. So today when I want to recapture a bit of the past I go to my basement - where Maytag is alive and well. (Did i say I love your Maytag collection)?


Post# 640059 , Reply# 263   11/18/2012 at 19:19 (2,014 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        
@electronicontrl

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I love your lighted Maytags. I always wanted a set with that feature and I don't know why it ever went away.


Post# 640061 , Reply# 264   11/18/2012 at 19:24 (2,014 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Here's a technical bulletin that came with my bearing kit that talks about addressing "bearing knock" complaints. Not sure how you can detect bearing knock over the failed bearings, but I guess it's meant as a preventative measure.

Post# 640524 , Reply# 265   11/20/2012 at 17:51 (2,012 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Another Maytag Neptune clone....this time from Amana. (looks like some goon was real aggressive with the hand truck and dented her door)


Post# 640525 , Reply# 266   11/20/2012 at 17:52 (2,012 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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. A little pixel surgery.

Post# 640567 , Reply# 267   11/20/2012 at 21:52 (2,012 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Reminds of me of one of my favorite movies - Uncle Buck: "c'mon open up, what do I have to do , talk dirty to you (bangs on the washer repeatedly)..."c'mon, c'mon, that's it...I'm going to shove my load in you, whether you like or not..c'mon...(banging and pounding continues)..." Yep, this was probably just "manhandled", a wittle bit too much..



Post# 640669 , Reply# 268   11/21/2012 at 13:01 (2,011 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Last week I did two belt replacements for neighbors. One on a Kenmore dryer circa 2000 and another one on a circa 2000 GE dryer. Inside both dryers looked alike.

The Kenmore had 80% of the airflow in the lint filter chute blocked(between the filter and the squirrel cage fan) of hardened lint. I had to use a screwdriver to break it up. And there was some lint past the squirrel cage fan too. I vacuumed the whole thing and washed everything in hot water with some dawn. All the parts in the airflow loop were very sticky like someone put glue in there.

The GE dryer was much worse. The chute from the filter to the squirrel cage was 100% blocked, the squirrel cage was completely packed with lint. I removed the tub and must have filled two vacuum bags with general lint all inside the bottom of the dryer. The motor was even more linty than yours was! But I noticed it was not sticky nor clumped together. Guess who used fabric softener and who did not! The exhaust tube was only 2 feet long to the outside and was completely clean.

While talking to the owners of these dryers I asked them if they had heard of dryer fires before. One said a house two streets over had the back half of it burn down a few years ago from a dryer fire. And the second person had heard of dryer fires but never thought to do anything to prevent such things. I certainly let them know how close they came. But they didn't see that phased by it all.

A few days later I asked one of the neighbors how her dryer was performing. Has she noticed it is drying faster than before? Her response? "I haven't really noticed any difference, I'm just glad it's working again!"

I know in our Whirlpool manual it states that every three years the external cover should be removed and the entire unit vacuumed out. But how many people read the owners manuals? I knew of the possibility of the lint fire but never knew how many people are living on the edge with these things.


Post# 640959 , Reply# 269   11/23/2012 at 00:27 (2,010 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Sometimes ignorance is bliss, but I'll bet she'll notice a difference in her electric bill.

Post# 640960 , Reply# 270   11/23/2012 at 00:29 (2,010 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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From the web.

Frederick Louis Maytag (1857-1937).

The farm boy's hard work and vision led to the production of the washing machine that became the top-seller. Today the name Maytag is known all over the world.

Maytag was born on a farm near Elgin, Ill., the oldest child of German immigrants Daniel and Amelia Maytag. They brought their children to Iowa in a covered wagon, settling near Laurel in Marshall County.

Their son worked on the family farm. At 24 and with little formal education, he took a job with a Newton implement dealer. By 1909 he owned his own farm implement company, which began marketing washing machines in 1910 because Maytag needed a product to sell in winter when sales of farm equipment were slow.Washers sold so well that Maytag discontinued selling farm equipment in 1923.

Maytag, who spent a great deal of his life on the road drumming up business, credited much of his success to inventor Howard Snyder, who as chief engineer at Maytag brought his expertise into making a wringer washer.

Sales took off later with the addition of an agitator that forced the water through the clothes.

Maytag - who called himself "F.L." - married Dena Bergman, and they had two sons and two daughters.

Maytag's philanthropy was evident: He gave Newton a 40-acre park and swimming pool. He built and donated the Maytag Hotel and spearheaded a theater and a water plant. He also built hundreds of houses for his workers, selling them on easy terms.

Maytag died of a heart ailment at his winter home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He left a $10 million estate.

It was estimated that up to 10,000 mourners attended Maytag's funeral. Those who could not fit into Newton's First Methodist Church were taken to four other churches and two halls.


Post# 641131 , Reply# 271   11/23/2012 at 23:14 (2,009 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

And L.B Maytag was a large shareholder of Frontier Airlines (I)as well as President of the airline in (1950-55).

And Lewis Maytag was CEO of National Airlines too.

So besides washing machines the Maytag family had aviation in their bloodstream too!


Post# 642651 , Reply# 272   11/29/2012 at 18:00 (2,003 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Question,
I noticed that none of my Neptunes are labeled "Energy Star", though they clearly are. Can anyone shed some light here?


Post# 643716 , Reply# 273   12/3/2012 at 11:52 (1,999 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Maytag Logo decryption?      "Labor and Time Saver?"


Post# 644036 , Reply# 274   12/4/2012 at 14:24 (1,998 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Maytag Neptune Coin-op dryers still available for purchase, minty fresh and of course, sealed for your protection!

 


Post# 651543 , Reply# 275   1/7/2013 at 04:54 (1,964 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I've been busy tending to my Filter-Flo's, but decided to take a little break and try out a quick mod to my Neptune Dryer drum light housing while I had it out.



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Post# 651545 , Reply# 276   1/7/2013 at 05:06 (1,964 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 651546 , Reply# 277   1/7/2013 at 05:06 (1,964 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 651547 , Reply# 278   1/7/2013 at 05:07 (1,964 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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The idea was to direct more light into the drum. I used some leftover bumper chrome paint I had lying around. Unfortunately I won't be able to gauge the effect until I can get the dryer hooked up to a 220 outlet, so this may have just been an exercise in futility. But hey, it keeps me off the streets!

Post# 653611 , Reply# 279   1/15/2013 at 19:14 (1,956 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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I was finally able to get all the parts together to set up one of the gas dryers to run off of propane. To get the lowest possible price, I sourced all the necessary parts from both the internet, as well as the big box stores. Now I have all the parts together, time to get to work.

Post# 654358 , Reply# 280   1/18/2013 at 22:39 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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First, I began with removing the front of the dryer to access the internal gas valves which are located in front. Maytag MDG8000 dryer shown.

Post# 654360 , Reply# 281   1/18/2013 at 22:40 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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The gas mechanism to be modified to liquid propane use.

Post# 654362 , Reply# 282   1/18/2013 at 22:43 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Replaced the "leak limiter" on the right (natural gas), with the one on the left (liquid propane).



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Post# 654363 , Reply# 283   1/18/2013 at 22:44 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Post# 654366 , Reply# 284   1/18/2013 at 22:46 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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Next you have to remove the gas venturi tube to replace the orifice end with the one designed for LP which has a smaller opening(on the right).

Post# 654367 , Reply# 285   1/18/2013 at 22:48 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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It is hex shaped, so I used a 10mm socket wrench to install it. This is a view from inside the dryer facing front.



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Post# 654370 , Reply# 286   1/18/2013 at 22:49 (1,953 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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A view of orifice end as seen from inside the dryer facing the front.

Post# 979953 , Reply# 287   1/25/2018 at 23:49 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Great thread, love to see machines brought back to life.
Is Alex still around here?





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