We are having an issue with a water leak on our front loading Maytag Neptune stack. I've corrected a few other small issues, and I'm getting ready to order a new boot seal (the unit is 12 years old, so it doesn't seem totally unreasonable). Reading some of the other responses, I'm now starting to wonder if the struts may be involved, as one has a significant grease build up on the shaft, and the drum is fairly easy to move around. Along with the cost, I'm wondering how difficult the replace will be, as this is a stacked unit, installed in a closet with no way to get in other than the front? As another symptom, especially with heavy loads, the washer will briefly Squeeeak pretty loudly each time it changes direction.
Also, I'm looking for a replacement sound deadening pad - the OEM unit is soaked, so I'd like to replace it.
The struts on the unit should not have grease build up on them. You will want to replace the struts. Also on the squeaking noise, this sounds like a issue with a slipping belt. You will want to pull the belt off and check the motor bushing for being worn out and make sure that the motor is not loose and moving around.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 29, 2013