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Scrapping Maytag Neptune Washer
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Post# 993207   5/5/2018 at 18:07 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        

I have 5500 Maytag Neptune washer that I plan to scrap. Any parts worth salvaging before it gets put to the curb?

Machine is in rough condition with rust on the base so not a good candidate to rebuild.

Post# 993220 , Reply# 1   5/5/2018 at 19:44 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
salvage parts

motor,motor control,pump,controls,inlet valve :)

Post# 993221 , Reply# 2   5/5/2018 at 19:51 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Is the top of the machine still in good shape?

Post# 993226 , Reply# 3   5/5/2018 at 21:02 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
Is the top of the machine still in good shape?

Well, depends on ones definition of good shape I guess.

Post# 993332 , Reply# 4   5/6/2018 at 19:51 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

I'd be interested in the inlet valve if you're wanting to get rid of it and it doesn't leak. Ours has a leak in the hot side and will partially fill the machine overnight if the faucets aren't turned off.

Post# 993334 , Reply# 5   5/6/2018 at 19:59 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Are the inlet valves on these some sort of proprietary design?  I haven't taken a look at the back of my stacking Neptune unit yet, but if a Neptune-specific valve is required, that would be a real bummer.

Post# 993380 , Reply# 6   5/7/2018 at 08:42 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

It does appear to be Neptune specific, at least for the 5500, I know the 3000 uses a different setup, but not sure if that one is specific or not.

Post# 993406 , Reply# 7   5/7/2018 at 11:38 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the digital versions used two different valve setups

they are interchangeable between models.....but sometimes you have to switch the dispenser module with it...

if I am correct, one has a valve connected by a hose to the rail and solenoids for the dispensers....

the other one has the valve and rail all-in-one, and hoses leading to the dispensers...

if your going to save parts....take off the valve, and what ever dispenser setup it has....also wise to keep the inserts and lid with all of it....the whole unit will fit either machine....

Post# 993476 , Reply# 8   5/8/2018 at 00:53 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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So would my MLG2000AWW stacking set's washer (serial #78536046EJ) have a hard-to-find inlet valve?


Any educated guesses on whether its wax motor would have likely been replaced by now?

Post# 993507 , Reply# 9   5/8/2018 at 09:52 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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OK....wax motor.....the stacked unit is along the lines of the 4000 series....and should already have the newer 'black tip' actuator in can always check , if it is red or brown, then you will want to change it...

Post# 993509 , Reply# 10   5/8/2018 at 10:00 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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as for the is sort of 'that exact model specific'....but in viewing the actual valve, it looks as if a clip holds it to the a replacement may not be that hard to locate, without replacing the whole thing....


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