The Maytag Neptune washer was discontinued, but limited quantities may still be available for purchase in Maytag outlet stores or local retailers. The Neptune is a front-load washing machine with Energy Star certification. In 2005, Maytag settled a $2 million class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Neptune owners.
The lawsuit included more than two million Neptune owners with complaints of odor, mold and mildew problems related to their washing machines. Complaints also included problems with the door latch, motor and circuit boards. Under the settlement, Neptune owners were entitled to repair reimbursements, replacement costs of up to $500 or a washing machine purchase certificate of up to $1,000 to be used for the purchase of a new Neptune washing machine.