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I have a 2003 maytag neptune (front loading) washing machine. The bearing/s have gone bad and I need to move

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:14 AM
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I have a 2003 maytag neptune (front loading) washing machine. The bearing/s have gone bad and I need to move it to make way for a new LG. There is still water left in (for balance?) and I'd like to know how to get it out of there so it won't be so heavy to move.
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If you have a Shop-Vac, you can use it to drain the water. Pull out the drain hose to the washing machine, stick your shop-vac suction hose into the drain hose, seal your hand around the drain hose and turn on the shop-vac. It will suck most of the water out of the washer. You may have to empty the shop-vac several times depending on how much water is in the washer.
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Even better: Remove the drain hose from the stand pipe and let it go below the level of the machine tub. The water inside will siphon out.
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