Sunday, October 30, 2011

Neptune Bearings - airplane or jet sound while spinning

Neptune Bearings - airplane or jet sound while spinning

Ok, you thought you bought a Maytag Neptune front load washer... but now it has morphed into an airplane!

Below is a nice video to show you what to listen for so you can repair your Neptune and get another 5 - 10 years out of it.

See for the replacement bearings and you can rent a special tool kit that will save you time and effort plus comes with a instructional DVD for the home owner!

If you bother ol' Lonely be prepared to receive a $900 quote to replace the large outer tub plus labor, etc. Why replace the $500 outer tub when you can replace the bearings?

If you catch the bearing failure early then you don't have to replace spinner support but just in case, you can order the Spinner Support. Keep in mind that the spinner support comes with a seal kit so you can return the 12002022 seal kit for a $40 refund which almost cuts the spinner support cost in half when you purchase kit at Neptune Bearing!

One last thing... Other front loaders have the same morphing issue, too! If you're the proud owner of a:

Note: The tool kit rental is not used on the Duets, Elites and Epic front load washers. There is a link to a video that shows you how to change the Duet, Elite and Epic bearings which is actually easier than the Neptune's due to the way the Neptune is designed.

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

8540091 Seal is now available for Whirlpool Duet Sport front load washer

8540091 Seal is now available for Whirlpool Duet Sport front load washer

8540091 - New seal on left, Old worn seal on right

It turns out that the seal is not presently available so I had a custom double lip seal made that replaces the original 8540091 seal. This way you can save lots of money by replacing your Duet Sport bearings and seal verses purchasing a new outer rear tub.

Models are:

I also have a new 8540347 seal for the 8400 and 8500 Duet Sports as well.

Other good news is that the support bracket is replaceable on the Duet Sport washers without purchasing the stainless steel basket! That's great news! You can call 1-800-369-0999 to order any appliance parts other than the special bearing and seal kits I have put together for you to save money.

See Duet Bearing to order these bearing and seal kits. I will also offer the seals separate in case you can source your own bearings and will provide bulk seal purchases for appliance repair centers, laundromats, etc. Send me an email if you would like bulk 8540091 seals (and 8540347) in packs of (10) or more.

I've offered Maytag Neptune bearing and seal kits over three years now and have saved Neptune owners a bundle because that service is usually quoted at about $900! If you know someone who owns a Maytag Neptune front loader send them to Neptune Bearing for replacement bearings and seals.

Until next time…