Maytag Neptune washer won't spin


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Old 07-12-08, 10:54 AM
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Maytag Neptune washer won't spin

Maytag Neptune Model MLE2000AYW won't spin. The drum moves freely. Belt is clean and does not appear to slip. When washer is set to spin cycle, it makes a number of attempts but keeps backing off as if it is unbalanced. This occurs with the washer completely empty. Could it be the inertial balance sensor is faulty? Could it be a door lock switch failure?
 
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Old 07-12-08, 03:58 PM
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Here is a link to your machine
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...AYW+&pop=flush
Here is a link to some possible problems with your machine.
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=190470
Your's is a stacked unit don't know where one of control boards is located. 2 different problems usually with this machine is a burnt resistor in main control board, If this is problem need board and a wax motor in the door latch, Second problem is a burnt resistor in motor control board (this board ir located in bottom of washer cabinet on front left side. Look for a burnt resistor toward back of board. Tear off plastic cover so you can see it better. If burnt there you will need a motor and control board kit. Only sold as a kit. Hope this helps
 
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Old 07-13-08, 01:48 PM
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As pugsl said, you may have a bad door lock wax motor and a burned resistor on your machine control board (r-11 would be location) the machine control baord is located up inside dryer cabinet usually on upper left or right hand side (think best acessed by removing top of dryer) this is where I would check first. if the resistor is burned be sure to replace both the board as well as the wax motor in the door lock, or you will have a repeat failure onf the board. The motor control board failure in the neptune design would typically cause the machine to not wash either, you may determine weather you need a complete kit or just a board via your serial number as early models got the kit and later models either the board or motor. I would next suspect a possible over-suds fault or even a defective out of balance indicator these may be ohmed out and I THINK should read open at a junction (follow blue wires from switches to control panel area and look for a quick disconnect jack to check them) the lowest switch on bottom of tub of washer up towards front is usually the most common one to fail as some water from door boot area may leak on it. Good luck and dont forget to unplug before dissasembly!
 
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Other symptoms

When trying to run a standard full cycle with the machine empty, it stopped at the first rinse cycle and shut off. Advancing to the spin cycle and restarting resulted in the same behavior described earlier.
 
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Old 07-14-08, 11:38 AM
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reread Bobodest post he covers it pretty well
 
 

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