Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maytag Neptune Washer Keeps Shutting Off

Maytag Neptune Washer Keeps Shutting Off

Above is a photo of a Maytag Neptune motor control board (MCB) that has failed.

The most common cause of Maytag Neptune Washer Keeps Shutting Off is a motor control board failure. The motor control board (MCB) on the Neptune is situated on the right side near the floor pan. On the stand alone models (non stacker) you can remove the door and front panel and take a look at the MCB. If you start up the machine and it shuts off within a few seconds that usually indicates the MCB has failed.
Since there is high voltage on board (170 VDC) components can actually rupture when they fail. Typically, the ten amp fuse will blow or it may zap a copper trace off of the board. If you inspect your MCB but don't see anything burnt on your MCB I would check the connectors on both the MCB and the machine control board which is located in the upper console section. It can help to unplug each connector and re install it to clean the connector pins/contacts. You should also have a special diagnostic sheet with a wiring diagram and other help information.
If you discover that your Neptunes' MCB has failed you can call 1-800-369-0999 and give them your model and serial numbers and they can get you the correct replacement parts which carry a 90 day warranty. I would expect you can replace them in less than 1 hour.
Older Neptune's will need the motor conversion kit which includes a new MCB, motor and wiring harness and this is because Maytag had redesigned the motor drive system due to reliability issues on the older machines.
I hope this helped you. Leave any questions or comments below.
Jeff Hartman

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Carrier Furnace Inducer Blower Wheel Fan - How To Replace

Carrier Furnace Inducer Blower Wheel Fan - How To Replace the 326100-401 inducer Fan wheel.


This inducer wheel fan was making a loud vibrating noise and I just to take a peek... I did not want to bother the furnace repairman for this simple repair.

Always use good safety judgement when working on your appliances. I recommend you wear safety glasses when working to prevent eye injuries and remove power when there is a chance to come in contact with any electrical connections. Note: A trip to the ER/urgent care will quickly offset any savings when doing repairs yourself.

I also have lots of information on the Maytag Neptune and other front load washers. See my other posts and Washer Bearings for more information..Leave me feedback if this video helped you.

Thank You!

Jeff Hartman