Bellow torn

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelNeptune

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Ian From Nap, CA

Apr 15, 2011

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Download machine service manual from internet. This makes dismantling easy and prevents damage to component parts.

Dismantle as per manual and remove old bellow - easy.

Re-install new bellow on tub rim - EXTREMELY difficult. The spring that tensions the wire that holds the bellow in place is extremely powerful and in attempting to stretch it it often slips off the tub rim taking the bellow with it so you have to start all over again. It took me 2 hours to realise I would never be able to do this alone. With the help of a second pair of hands this was accomplished in 20 mins with some difficulty.
The rest of the installation and re-assembly was done without difficulty.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bellow

Part Number: PS2003890

$49.50
In Stock