Saturday, January 30, 2010

Washer shakes or washer shaking?

Does your clothes washer shake and start to move across the floor? If so, you can isolate your washer from the floor with these new special anti-vibration feet. Remember, Both top and front load washers can have unbalanced loads. You could also use these to quiet down the dryer as well...

Occasionally, you might discover that a load is slightly unbalanced but it is not enough to stop machine. In these cases your machine may walk or scoot across the floor.

Here is some information on these new anti-vibration feet for washers and dryers:

"Anti-Walk Silent Feet are the most advanced and effective appliance anti-vibration pads available. By using cutting edge technology they reduce walking without using any adhesives. They also absorb vibrations caused by appliances, this reduces noise and structural damage caused by these vibrations. These vibration pads have consistently out preformed all other vibration absorbing materials on the market and they are a safe and simple way to eliminate appliance walking. Anti-Walk Silent Feet use Sorbothane polymers that are trusted by NASA, NASCAR and the U.S. Military."

These are also made in the USA.

If you decide to try them please comment to this post so others can discover how they worked for you.

Maytag front load owners don't forget to check Neptune help if you have a timer knob and have not replaced your door latch wax motor yet...

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Iron Man 2 is on its way in April! AC/DC Rocks!

Wow, I just received an email from Stating that:

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Out April 19"Shoot To Thrill" World Video Premiere Today

Super! So I had to check it out! Here is the link to the new AC/DC video with Ironman clips!

Great going Brian Johnson and company! You guys earned the soundtrack for the new Iron Man 2 movie. The album cover looks really sweet! I still love the 'Big Gun' video on YouTube from the 'Last Action Hero' movie! What a great tune! Maybe you should have put that one on the new sound track as well?

I wonder if any Maytag Neptune front load parts were used for the Iron Man suit? If so, I hope they changed the faulty door latch wax motor.... See Neptune Help Song for a video that explains the issue.

Until next time...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Maytag Neptune Repair - Charlie bit me

Maytag Neptune Washer repair - Charlie Bit Me

Here is a cute video I thought you would love...

Don't get bit by your Maytag Neptune front loader!

If you have a timer knob on your Neptune please replace your door latch wax motor before it fails... See Maytag Neptune video for a video that explains the details.

Until next time...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tax Information for Maytag Neptune Owners

Tax Information

Well, it is that time of year again when you have to do your taxes. Have you considered completing your taxes yourself?

Today's tax software makes it easier than ever with tutorials and videos. I have been doing my taxes for years. Last year I owed quite a bit so I had a friend who works for a CPA firm double check my numbers with their ‘professional’ expensive tax software and he came back with there was a slight difference but it is not worth filing an amended return. It was great to know that!

I recently put up a site at where you can get information on the latest tax software products.

Check it out!

Until next time…

Friday, January 15, 2010

Expecting Mothers and Maytag Neptune Front Load Washer

Here is an article I recently wrote to inform expecting mothers to be about the faulty door latch wax motor on the Maytag Neptune front load washers. You can probably imagine the laundry that will need washed with a baby in the house and it is critical to keep the washer working!

If you know anyone expecting please pass this letter along to them via an email or you can point them to this helpful blog...

Congratulations! You're having a baby soon... Before you know it your Maytag Neptune Front Load washer will be working overtime cleaning bibs, blankets, baby outfits, etc. so your washer uptime will be critical. There are some things you should know about your Neptune front load washer.

The most important thing to be aware is that the Maytag Neptunes with a timer knob (non digital) shipped with a faulty door latch wax motor. This small electrical device locks the door during the high speed spin cycle. What happens is that this faulty device eventually shorts out and damages the machine control board.

The good news is that Maytag redesigned this device to correct the failure but you need to replace it before it fails to prevent the machine control board damage. After your machine fails it will not lock the door which means your clothes will be sopping wet at the completion of the wash cycle. More good news... The door latch wax motor is inexpensive and really easy to change. It can be done in 5 -10 minutes. There are videos available that show how to inspect wax motor and replace it.

Luckily, Maytag made it easy to tell which wax motor you have by the color of the actuator pin that sticks out of the device. If the pin color matches the body color then you have the faulty design. You want the wax motor with the black color pin which is the redesigned component. If you bother the repairman after this failure they will probably quote you $450 to fix your machine. I recommend that you proactively replace your door latch wax motor before it damages your machine control board.

The next thing to be aware of is your bearings. When you first put your Neptune in service you were probably impressed with how quiet the machine is... That is the way it is supposed to be. When your bearings start to fail the machine will get loud in the spin cycle. It will sound like a jet taking off when ramping up to 850 rpm. You should be concerned and not ignore it. You can replace your bearings yourself. If you bother the repairman they will want $900+ to replace your large plastic outer tub. But you don't need to replace the expensive $450 tub... Just replace the bearings and seal. There is a special Neptune bearing tool kit available you can rent that includes an instructional DVD that shows you step-by-step how to disassemble your Neptune, replace bearings using tool, and install the new seal.

The sooner you replace your bearings once you notice the machine getting louder in spin cycle the better. I would even recommend that if your machine has made it to the 10 year mark that you replace the bearings proactively. The Neptune front loader is a workhorse but it does have some design issues you need to be aware of to keep it running efficiently for years to come.

Keep your Maytag Neptune front loading washer running efficiently and when a problem surfaces you can save more money by repairing your machine yourself. Watch a quick video explaining the faulty door latch wax motor issue right now and sign-up to be a Neptuner and discover any known issues your Neptune may have so they can be proactively prevented thus saving you both washer downtime and money - Go Here:

Until next time...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

How To Repair Electronic Components

Hi Neptuners!

Recently, I had a chance to go through some email responses I received from you after you repaired your Maytag Neptune washer.

I can't believe how many successful machine control board repairs you have completed since I have been offering the Q6 R11 repair kits. You of all people... because most of you have never soldered before! That is crazy! I know someone would have said "that can't be done.. you can't have homeowners soldering on their Maytag Neptune control board...". Boy, am I glad I did not listen to them! Looking in Quickbooks I have sold over 4,300 wax motors!

I then got to thinking that I don't know how many times I've taken a broken electronic device apart and repaired it. I like to see if I can fix it before pitching it... Some devices had a broken wire or lead. Some devices I did not find anything but they worked when I reassembled them?

I decided to write this because I ran across a couple of e-books you might be interested in. The first one teaches you how to test electronic components like a pro and the second ebook teaches you how to find the value of a burnt resistor.

Click here to read more!

If you have an interest in learning more about electronics or repairing devices then these books should help you. I was putting together some links for electronic circuit type kits, too. I will post those once I have them all compiled.

Electronics can be a rewarding hobby and who knows you could even invent a new device? I received my electronics training in high school and at Devry and have been playing with electronics since then. Actually, it helped me develop the Q6 R11 repair kit company that started with my site.

Until next time...

Here is that link again...

Click here to read more!