Sunday, March 16, 2014

Maytag Appliance Parts 22004473 Motor Control Board - LR error code Call 1-800-369-0999 to order

Maytag Appliance Parts 22004473 Motor Control Board

If you open up the top section you should discover a document in there that has the wiring diagram and diagnostic tests you can run on your Neptune.
The 'LR' error code means Locked Rotor and usually shows up if the motor drive system is not following what the machine control board (MCB) is instructing it to do. The MCB instructs the motor control board how fast and how which direction to rotate the inner basket. I would also check that the belt is still on the pulleys.
Sometimes the motor control board has simply failed and does not rotate the basket or it could be that the speed sensor on the motor has quit working or has a bad connection. I will check all of the connectors in the machine and clean them by removing the connectors and reinstalling them. The sliding action will clean the connector pins if there is oxidation built up on the pins. Just make sure you install the connectors in the exact same position they were originally. When working around the motor control board which is located near the floor I would take a look at the board and see if there are any physical burnt components, leaking or bulging capacitors, etc.
After inspecting all of the connectors in the machine that you can get to I would retest the motor drive. If it does not rotate the basket and you still get the LR error code it is time to replace the motor control board. In 99% of failures the motor control board fails, not the motor. Call 1-800-369-0999 and give them your model and serial numbers and they can look up the part you need.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Maytag Neptune Washer Seal Replacement - How to replace

Maytag Neptune washer seal replacement - If you notice your Maytag Neptune front load washer starting to sound like a freight train you should know that it is time... Time to replace your Maytag Neptune bearing and seal.

Although, you can rent the special Neptune bearing tool kit you can replace the bearings without it. The photo above shows the Neptune bearing and a revised lip seal, o ring and installation cup.

If you have the earlier lip seal you cannot install the revised lip seal because the spinner support shaft is machined different than the spinner support shaft that uses the revised lip seal. If you replace the Neptune spinner support it will come with the revised lip seal.

I would recommend having a large 8 pound hammer available just in case when replacing your Neptune tub bearings...

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeff Hartman

Saturday, March 1, 2014

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain With Broken Cross Members and Install New Drain

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain With Broken Cross Members and Install New Drain

How To Remove a Bathtub Drain and Install New Drain - I am going to show you how I removed a bathtub drain with a tub drain removal tool (tub drain extractor). This particular drain was corroding away and eventually water could start sneaking under the bathtub. 

Note: The tub drain instructions called out for some plumber's putty which I did not display in the beginning of video.

In addition, the cross hair support that holds the stopper in place broke away too so I just had an open bath drain which opens up the risk of caps and other items going down the drain.

If you have a washer that needs the bearings and seal replaced please visit my website and I will help you!

Jeff Hartman