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Post# 924733   3/3/2017 at 20:37 (417 days old) by jessed (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

Hi everyone,
I am now looking for another machine for everyday use though.

I was wondering if anyone know where I can get a good used Maytag Neptune washer. I want on of the older ones like the mah3000aww or the mah4000aww. I want one with the dial instead of touch pad. Please leave me know. Again the machine would have to be in good condition and not too far away from me.


Post# 924756 , Reply# 1   3/3/2017 at 21:56 (417 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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have you tried searching craigslist?

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Yogitunes's LINK on Pittsburgh Craigslist

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Post# 924758 , Reply# 2   3/3/2017 at 21:59 (417 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and a matched set....a set of bearings, and your good to go.....the price is a bit steep though....

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Yogitunes's LINK on Youngstown Craigslist

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Post# 924834 , Reply# 3   3/4/2017 at 06:22 (417 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Craigslist is a good start. I'm betting you could still find one in a store that sells trade in appliances.


Here's another one.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO goatfarmer's LINK on Newhaven Craigslist

Post# 924836 , Reply# 4   3/4/2017 at 06:38 (417 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
Stacked set

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Post# 924837 , Reply# 5   3/4/2017 at 06:40 (417 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
Another one with a bad bearing

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Post# 924838 , Reply# 6   3/4/2017 at 06:42 (417 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
Coin op?

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Post# 925210 , Reply# 7   3/5/2017 at 22:30 (415 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

First, I want to thank everyone for helping me so far. I just don't have the time to search through these things by myself.
I have sent in a few inquiries about the first machine and I am waiting for an answer. It is really close to me.
How hard are these machines to work on? It states that hot water fill does not work, is this most likely the inlet?

Thanks again everyone!

Post# 925223 , Reply# 8   3/6/2017 at 01:46 (415 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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There are a few reasons why a 7500 (Touch Pad) may be a better machine:

1) Uses solenoid switches instead of wax motors to turn on and off water. These are more reliable.

2) Washer has an internal heater, so can get the wash temp up to 130F.

3) Washer has a stain cycle as well as a pre-wash setting. Used together with the longest wash time is a technique to get the wash water up to that 130F.

4) Rinse cycle has a rapid agitation mode which helps to clean the inside of the drum on every cycle.

Of course if you're stuck on dials I understand.

Post# 925256 , Reply# 9   3/6/2017 at 08:23 (415 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the wax motor is for the door want to make sure its the newer style black tip one....otherwise it will burn out the Q11 circuit....for the most part, the 4000 series have this changed out can take up to 2 minutes to lock/unlock the door

this series also offers a recirculating sprinkler for the load......

just because this is a turn dial, it by no means is an electromechanical timer, the computer mother board tells the knob/pointer when to advance....

this should also have the 'jet' take off sound as the motor ramps up for the that sound....

what you first want to do when you look at this, is plug it in, and set to the final spin.....if it roars LOUD, you will need bearings and seals....not all is lost, but it is a good bargaining chip to lower the price....

Post# 925274 , Reply# 10   3/6/2017 at 10:15 (415 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Yogitunes said: just because this is a turn dial, it by no means is an electromechanical timer, the computer mother board tells the knob/pointer when to advance....
Exactly, don't be deceived by appearance.  Neptune FLs with a mechanical timer have two computer boards ... one controls the motor, the other controls the cycle operation (advancing of the mechanical timer).

Post# 925306 , Reply# 11   3/6/2017 at 14:04 (415 days old) by Jessed (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I understand that the machine is still controlled by computer boards, but I am more used to a timer knob. I cannot adjust myself to a machine without a timer knob. I had a machine once without a knob and absolutely hated it. I got rid of it within two months.
I can get the machine but it does not fill with hot water and I would like to know what this might be.

Thanks everyone

Post# 925332 , Reply# 12   3/6/2017 at 16:44 (415 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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after having both, for the most part, a digital is easier to set, and be more precise....but to each his own.....

HOT water issues.....could be any number of things, and you wont know until you start testing items.....

I know more of the digital series....and for one, the machine wont operate if both valves are not hooked up, and water pressure applied....

but could be valves, wiring, boards, this point and time, its anyone's guess....

consider the wording that was chosen in the ad, I am going to say it is more than a valve....

I would consider offering closer to 50.00.....and if the bearings roar, 25.00....

technically if the bearing/seal needs done, by a trained tech, the rear tub and bearing setup is 700.00, not including can do it yourself for under 25.00 for the whole job....

the body is in great shape, that is a start right there....

Post# 925344 , Reply# 13   3/6/2017 at 18:05 (415 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Could be as simple as a plugged inlet screen.

Post# 926523 , Reply# 14   3/13/2017 at 08:16 (408 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I got the first machine. I went to get it and all of the upgraded stuff was already replaced. The machine is in good shape.

I am having trouble though because the machine does not pump water out. Also the bearings are still good but have never been replaced so I want to change them before putting the machine into daily use.

I would like to know what is a good bearing kit to get and how I could change them without removing the outer tub or buying the expensive tony tool.

Please leave me know any advice that you can give me.

Also I am a visual person so pictures would be a great help.

Would these bearings work?


Post# 926525 , Reply# 15   3/13/2017 at 08:27 (408 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that is probably one of the better bearing kits, inexpensive, and it includes everything for either style seal kit you may need....

contradiction in terms, you either want to use the Tony Tool, or remove the outter tub, you can leave the tub in place, and play heck trying to bang out bearings with a moving tub....done that once, it is not easy...

I have done so many, its second nature....just take you time, and pics, and watch how stuff comes apart...

pumps are easy to replace, they twist out of position, a few clamps and a plug.....

Post# 926536 , Reply# 16   3/13/2017 at 09:15 (408 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I already took the pumps out and I am assuming that I need new ones because soap got in the back and clogged.
I really do not need to replace the bearings because they are not noisy but I would like to replace them anyhow. I do not want to remove the tum because I have limited time where the machine is right now. I would like to replace them with the tub in.

Is there a cheaper version of the tony tool that is just as easy to use. I would like to do this in the easiest way possible.

Post# 926566 , Reply# 17   3/13/2017 at 12:07 (408 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that's right, this is a 4000, there are two for drain and one for recirc.....

the hose for that recirc, you will want to remove it and clean it out, and especially at the top of the drum where it connects, clean out that port on top, this usually gets plugged with lint, the one disadvantage to this machine as its sort of a lint trap that will get plugged easily.....and you wouldn't actually know it with the door closed...

who knows, the pumps might work best once all cleaned out, otherwise you'll need replacements....

there are many appliance part houses that will rent you the tony tool, for a one time use, it does seem a waste to purchase one, unless you plan on doing more of these....I guess it a matter of which would save you time.....I found it easier to Install bearings, seals, and inner drum while the outter drum is on it's back

Post# 926578 , Reply# 18   3/13/2017 at 13:24 (408 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

Do you know where I can rent a tony tool around my area? Also how expensive is it to rent the Tony Tool.

Also water leaked into the back of the pump where the shaft goes into the magnet so I am assuming that I just need a new pumps.

Please leave me know your thoughts.

Post# 926584 , Reply# 19   3/13/2017 at 14:21 (408 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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never checked into renting one myself.....but you can visit youtube, search 'tony tool'....and there are links to renting one...

also plenty of vids on how to remove/replace those bearings/seals.....I always have to refer back on occasion, as I forget which way the spacer has to face....

not uncommon to see water into the magnet area of the pump....for some pumps need water for lubrication, never want to start/run one dry....

never had to replace/repair one on a Neptune.....but on others, many times, the magnetic part was interchangeable with the hose/port side.....

if the pump is chattering, or sticking on occasion, always best to replace to eliminate issues...

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