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MAH5500BWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Bearing replacement during lip seal replacement

  • Customer: Bernie from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Accessing the bearing housing was quite easy and the PartSelect videos were quite informative. Upon removing the lip seal the bearings obviously needed to be replaced. The bearings needed to be purchased from a local supplier and we used Grainger #6L028 (rear bearing) and #6L029 (front bearing). We needed to apply a generous amount of Liquid Wrench and used a long drive punch pin and a 3-jaw pilot bearing puller to remove the bearings. After removing the rear bearing we broked the puller on the front bearing, but were able to remove with the punch pin with the access created at the rear of the drum. Reinstalling the bearings was text book, we used a long bolt with large washers to pull the front and rear bearings together, with the spacer inserted between them.

Expected the inner door to be a simple out/in problem

  • Customer: Norma from Fairfax VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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What transpired was removing the guts from the old inner door and putting them onto the new door which extended the time. Not sure about the tools because my handyman/friend did the installation while I was gone. He was a little frustrated with it. Otherwise, the door fit well. We decided that using hot water was the problem with the water leaking from the door. Using cold and warm water settings seems to make a difference.

Washer stopped working - ND code

  • Customer: Chris from Talladega AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I lifted the lid, removed the front cover and then twisted the pump in its mount. The pump came out of the mount and i put a pan under it. I unscrewed the two clamps then pulled one end out. Water spewed everywhere and it was a bit of a mess. I pulled out the two wiring harnesses and pulled out the pump. It had a key, a quarter and a nickel in it. I had not seen the key in years! I put the ground wire on the new pump and then the main wiring harness. I put on the power wires but later had to take it back off, so do this later. I then attached and tightened the clamps. I put the pump in the mounts and then twisted it into locked position. Then i put on the power line. I put the cover back on and tested it, all good. I saved a lot of money, about $300 between the initial service call and second trip to install it. I like this washer because it gives you problem codes. It is 14 years old, and this is its second breakdown. First time was the PC board under warranty. No problems for 12 years, which was caused by leaving coins and keys in the pockets of my clothes.

Started smelling rubber burning during spin cycle

  • Customer: Lauraine from Kimberling City MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I thought for sure the washer was toast! Thankfully, due to your website it was an easy 26.00 fix. Husband took care of the repair in about a half an hour. He did not encounter any problems with the fix and it's running like a charm!

Front-load washer leaked.

  • Customer: Joseph from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced the inside door panel. Who needs a Maytag repairman! Thank you for the great instructional video.

Water leak

  • Customer: Johnsonburg Fire from Johnsonburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Replaced drain pump and drain hose.

broken bezel..happened when we moved

  • Customer: Denise from Richmond TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
That was the easiest repair I've ever done. I simply unscrewed 4 screws, removed bezel, replaced with new bezel, and reinserted the 4 screws. Ta DA...all done.

Leakage on the water inlet valve

  • Customer: Teri from Peachtree City GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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We noticed water below our Maytag Neptune front loading washing machine. I identified the leakage from the water inlet valve. The schematic that you had on your site allowed me to select the correct part. The part arrived very quickly.. 2 business days. 5 minutes to get the old one off and 10 to place the new one on and we were good to go. I figured I saved at least a $350 service call! Thank you!

Plastic inner door was cracked washer was leaking.

  • Customer: Erzsebet from Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced it with the new inner dooor.

Inner door panel had a hole in it

  • Customer: Gloria from Prairie City OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new inner panel and had my son in-law put it in for me. He is a mechanic so it was a quick an easy fix.

Syphon cup had crack in it and had to be replaced

  • Customer: Tom from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Syphon Cup is made one way and just slides into place...very easy

Attaching the Spring to the metal band around Tube

  • Customer: Alvin from Manalapan NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I followed the video which I might say is somewhat misleading for the Maytag Neptune washing machine. This is the one with a recall due to mildew and mold build up on the Door Seal (Bellow). First to take it apart you really need a 8mm socket in order to get into tight spaces. Once you start using the socket everything will come apart quickly the last being removing the old Bellow. I found this is easy if you just roll the spring toward the front using a screw driver. Once it clears the front of the Bellow, the cable will fall off along with the spring. You can now remove the old Bellow. The next step is to insert the new Bellows on the rim of the tube. I started by attaching the drain hose at the bottom and then from the video, started at the top make sure you have it center correctly and worked down one side pushing the Bellows on the rim and then do the same thing to the other side part way. Alternating from one side to the other until you reach the bottom. The Bellow is now on the tube, NOW the hard part. First, the old spring was stretched. I bought a new spring at Home Depot. I next took the cable and placed it around the tube with the ends at the top. Make sure to thread the cable carefully so it is in place. Watch out for plugs and the drain at the bottom of the tube. I attempted to attach the spring by myself using a long nose plier and a Grip plier but just could not stretch is far enough by myself as shown in the video. I next took a 16 ga insulated wire you could also get at Home Depot and attached it to each end of the cable and twisted it together in the middle with pliers so it was tight and cut off the excess wire. I attached one end of the spring through the right eyelet on the cable and using the grip pliers and BOTH hands on the grip pliers pull the spring and threaded it through the left eyelet. Hold the spring in place I now pushed the stretched spring against the back lip of the tube. I removed the 16 ga wire buy cutting off the ends and carefully pulling it away. Next, I just followed the video. I pushed all the tabs on the Bellow in to the holes on the tub and then screwed the parts back in reverse order. Good Luck Al

Loud noise when in spin cycle

  • Customer: Scott from Curtis NE
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I was sick when I heard the noise from our washer. I looked online at new ones and found out it was going to cost between $1000 to $1500 to replace it. While looking online I found the PartSelect site. Unbelievable! I put in the model #, read the posts, ordered the parts and within a few days they were in. Using the video and the posted instructions I took it apart and replaced the bearings and seals. The whole thing took about 3 hours and we were back to washing clothes. Total repair costs were about $160 to $180. Compared to the price of a new washer, you guys saved the day.

Inside door for washer rubbed hole in

  • Customer: Sonia from Granite Falls WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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removed screws holding inside panel switched clips and reset and replaced screws in outer door panel. Now works with no leaks

Plastic worn through from years of jeans and tennis shoes

  • Customer: Leigh from Granbury TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First thing I did was watch the video the parts company provided. It was concise and kept me from calling the appliance repair man to come right out. It looked easy enough for this 60 plus year old woman to accomplish. The steps they showed were right on. The only part I would emphasize is the rubber grommet can be installed upside down. If it is the air circulator will not fit in. Left me scratching my head for a minute or two. Once that was in the right way it was a done deal. If I had put that in right the first time the replacement would have taken half the time. What a great company!
All Instructions for the MAH5500BWW
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