Saturday, May 17, 2008

Like watching cars being crash tested?

Here is a link to the Consumer Reports Crash Testing Site

You can look up your make and model and watch it get crash tested!

After watching the video of my cars being crashed I don't feel real safe anymore...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Warning: How can 1 cent cost you $40.00?

This is a reminder that the U.S. Postal rates increase from $.41 to $.42 for a 1-ounce letter sent First Class on Monday, May 12, 2008.

This can be very important to know because if you send out payments on bills, such as credit cards and you apply the $.41 stamp your payment will be returned to you! On most credit cards, the late fee can be $35 - $45! Ouch!

However, if you have not had any late payments in the last six months most credit card companies will forgive a late payment and credit you the late fee but you have to call and ask for it. While you have them on the phone ask them if you can get any lower interest rates on your credit card account.

Don’t forget to call all of your credit card companies and ask for an interest rate reduction every six months or so. It can’t hurt and it could save you some money.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Here is a list of Mother’s Day gifts you may want to consider…

Of course the last one concerning the Maytag Neptune Front loader washer she will really appreciate if you prevent a certain Neptune failure that causes the laundry to stack up!

The door latch wax motor on the 2000 Stackers, MAH3000, MAH4000 and the MAH5500A series Neptune’s will fail causing damage to the machine control board. The wax motor part number is 12002535 and you can replace this part in about 10 minutes and prevent the no-spin failure. I have photos to help you take the Neptune apart on my site

If you wait too long, the machine control board will have to be fixed with my R11 & Q6 repair kit, or the control board will have to be replaced along with the wax motor or it will damage the repaired (or new) board again. If you have the MAH3000 Neptune you should consider replacing the (2) additional wax motors in the dispenser area that control the bleach and softener because these will fail as well.

Do your mom (or spouse) a huge favor and replace this wax motor asap and keep her laundry pile to a minimum!

1. A Day at the Spa

2. Jewelry

3. Perfume

4. Flowers

5. Gift basket

6. Candy

7. Take out to dinner

8. Car detailing

9. Maid service

10. Maytag Neptune preventative maintenance

Note: These are not in any particular order of popularity...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Maytag Neptune bearing Site

Hi Neptuners!

I wanted to inform every one that I have put up a new Maytag Neptune Bearing replacement site where you can order the Neptune Bearings and 12002022 seal kit to keep your Neptune spinning quietly again.

The URL is

I also offer the Tony Tool rental for folks to borrow this fabulous tool that will really save you a lot of time when replacing your bearings. This custom designed tool was designed for service technicians so I thought why couldn’t homeowners utilize it, too? As a matter of fact, yesterday I sent the first tool kit out to Missouri on its maiden voyage.

I will talk more on the tool in future posts once I get feedback from the customers who used it…


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Got The Maytag Neptune bearings out

"Finally got the bearings out. However it is clear to me you gotta take the tub completely out!Pulled the outer bearing almost all the way out with the modified puller, pounded it out the rest of the way with a steel pipe, turned the tub around and pounded out the really bad inner bearing with a 2 inch pipe and my log splitter. Hope this info helps someone."

Sounds like a lot of work... Maybe you should have read my Neptune Bearing ebook and video which is loaded with tips to help you get the bearings out... Oh yea... you do not have to take the outer tub out to replace the bearings ;>)