Are you having problems with Maytag Neptune Washer Door Locks Then Unlock?
If you have a Maytag Neptune washer, you may have noticed that the door lock has been giving you some trouble. You’re not alone; many people have been reporting this issue. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why the door lock is malfunctioning and what you can do to fix it. Stay tuned!
- 1 Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Light Not On
- 2 Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Problems
- 3 How Do I Reset My Maytag Washer Lock?
- 4 Is There A Reset Button On A Maytag Neptune Washer?
- 5 How Do I Stop My Washing Machine Door From Locking?
- 6 Why Is My Maytag Washer Not Locking?
- 7 Final Verdict
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Light Not On
Not all Maytag Neptune washers are affected by this problem, but some are. If you have this issue on your machine, the LED light will stay lit until reset using a jumper wire under the control panel (see diagram below). This simple act reassigns communication with the lock motor, and you can then release or lock your door as needed.
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Motor Unresponsive
Maytag Neptune washers do not have a lot of things that can go wrong with them, but this is one of those cases. When the door lock motor becomes unresponsive due to electrical failure, the only solution is to replace the door lock assembly.
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Assembly Replacement
Replacing your Maytag Neptune washer door lock is not an overly complicated process (with the possible exception of getting the thing out of there). Usually, you would have to remove the entire front loading assembly to get at it. Depending on how your machine is configured, this may or may not be an option.
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Removal
If you are lucky enough to have an open frame model, replace the door lock without removing the entire assembly (see video below for more details). However, if, by chance, your machine is one of those that has a full front panel, you can still get to the locking mechanism from underneath. In this case, you would have to remove the agitator and the inner basket to gain access.
Maytag Neptune Front Loading Door Lock Replacement
Either way, once you’ve got it out of there, pop a new one back in and reverse the process to put everything back together—no big deal.
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Problems
The door lock mechanism isn’t the only thing giving Maytag Neptune washer owners problems. There has also been a recall/repair campaign for some of these machines and an ongoing class-action lawsuit.
Keep in mind that the vast majority of the issues with these machines have not been significant, but if you can avoid them, you might as well.
How Do I Reset My Maytag Washer Lock?
To reset your Maytag Neptune washer door lock, you must jumper two points in your control board. To do this, you will need a screwdriver and wire.
First, remove the back of the control panel by removing all of the screws on it (watch out for static electricity if there is carpet). Then locate the two navigated points labeled “E” and “F” on the diagram below.
Attach your jumper wire to these points, making sure not to short them out with any metal tools. Once this is done, remove the wire and close up the panel again. Now try to open/close your door lock as needed. You should be good to go.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, repair technicians are out there who can do the job for you. You may also contact Maytag or take it to an authorized dealer for assistance.
Is There A Reset Button On A Maytag Neptune Washer?
No. There is no reset button on a Maytag Neptune washer, but other ways can improve this issue. In most cases, the washer will recognize when the lock mechanism isn’t working and retract itself from what it thinks is a faulty state. This should be more than enough time for you to reboot the machine and have everything working correctly again.
One way to do this is by simply turning the power off to your Maytag Neptune for several minutes and then turning it back on. This should be enough time for it to reboot itself without having to go through an entire cycle.
If that doesn’t work, you may have something wrong with your machine unrelated to the locking mechanism. In this case, you should contact a technician to help fix the problem for you.
Maytag Neptune Washer Door Lock Repair Maytag Neptune washer door lock repair is something that most homeowners can do themselves in just a few minutes with minimal effort and no prior knowledge of how to do it. However, some may need to call a technician to the property. You can do some things if you find out that your door lock is not working correctly, though.
How Do I Stop My Washing Machine Door From Locking?
If you find that the door to your washing machine locks while it is in use, then there are several things you can do. A straightforward option is to hit the “door unlock” button on your control panel so that it stops trying to lock. If this bypasses or resets something, though, don’t be surprised if your door locks again in the future.
Why Is My Maytag Washer Not Locking?
If your Maytag Neptune washer is not locking, then you’ll have to take a closer look at what exactly is going on and why. Please read the rest of this article for everything else you need to know about your machine and its door lock issue.
The problem with the door lock may be that something has happened to it or that it just needs to be cleaned. If you can open and close it manually when it has begun locking, though, then you should come back in here because the real problem lies elsewhere.
A much more likely reason for your door lock malfunctions is that the machine senses a fault in its running cycle or another part of the machine. This is a much less common problem, but it can happen. If you know that the tub of your machine is full, then its locking system shouldn’t be coming on.
In this case, you may need to call a technician or turn off your machine and wait several minutes for the power to cut out.
The washer door may not be locking properly because the latch is not catching. The cause of this could be a dirty or misaligned latch or a problem with the door itself.
-To fix the issue, try cleaning the latch and check that it is aligned correctly. If there is damage to the door, you will need to replace it.