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Title: Maytag Neptune
Post by: odeano on January 24, 2010, 10:42:04 AM
Is it possible to bypass the wax motor and door lock switch? I know they are for safety but I am the only one that uses it. My door lock switch is bad and after reading that if the wax motor goes out it will take out the control panel which then I will be buying a new washer because I would rather use the repair money towards a new washer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Model MAH5500BWW
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: AJ on January 24, 2010, 11:12:24 AM
Hi,

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My door lock switch is bad

Then why not just replace the door switch?
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: JWWebster on January 24, 2010, 11:38:17 AM
I do not believe so because not only does the wax motor lock the door, it gives the artificial intel on board confirmation of the door being locked. They had a lot of failures with the door because it would lock ok but not send confirmation because of corrosion issues. If there was a way I would have figured it out by now.
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: Repair-man on January 24, 2010, 06:05:04 PM
The 5500 series does not have a wax motor if it has the LED touch pad. Only the early runs with a timer knob had wax motor.
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: JWWebster on January 24, 2010, 06:11:11 PM
Jimbo does that mean you know a way to bypass the door switch?
I was thinking if the switch is bypassed that would give straight power to the control and fry something like the old Q6 triac/R11 fiasco.
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: schaffersapplian on January 24, 2010, 09:15:39 PM
there aint no need to bypass the door switch on a 5500 or 6500, it doesn't use a wax motor and if it fails it doesnt take out the board...  the only pain in the butt on this one is they don't sell individual parts for the door lock assy  You have to by the whole thing.  i dont know of anyway to bypass it, never tried to, but i bet ya could with a little bit of creativity.
Title: Re: Maytag Neptune
Post by: JWWebster on January 25, 2010, 11:12:08 AM
I came across a top loader with 4 wires one end of it was busted. But if you pushed in the button it would spin. Robert didn't want to spend any money because it was for his sister so I drilled a hole on both sides, pushed down on the button and shoved a nail across there to hold the button in and taped it off. Turned a discarded washer into a good one. I ain't figured out how to do a front loader yet