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Title: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Floridaguy on October 13, 2008, 07:17:34 PM
I brought my Maytag out of storage after a couple of years and strated using it again. I now have a leak after it fills and when the tub is agitating. The leak seems to be on the front right (when facing the wahser). It has a slight spay pattern that comes out from under the side. It leaks enough during the load to soak a large beach towel. What is it and how do I get to it??

Model LAT9206B0E
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 13, 2008, 07:33:08 PM
most likely the pump
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Floridaguy on October 13, 2008, 07:35:05 PM
I see now that I have the front off that it is leaking from the bottom of the tub. I guess a seal for the tub? How do you replace the seal?
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 13, 2008, 07:38:05 PM
Your remove the agitator and then there is a nut you just get a small pipe wrench and bump it around till it comes off then the seal will be right there. You get it out replace it with the new seal and replace the nut with a new one that comes in the kit and then put the agitator back. It is pretty simple.
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Floridaguy on October 13, 2008, 07:42:19 PM
OK - how do I remove the agitator?
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 13, 2008, 07:46:15 PM
I think there is a screw in the side or a nut on top. I just can't remember.
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Floridaguy on October 13, 2008, 07:50:33 PM
Thanks - AI'll try that
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Repair-man on October 13, 2008, 08:03:11 PM
After you go thru all that, you'll be still needing a new boot seal  (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/0/1_29_05_08_6_37_22_14.jpg)and probably a new tub bearing since water has gotten past the seal onto the floor.

You'll need to buy the spanner wrench for the Maytag, as using a pipe wrench as mentioned above will not work when you get down to the tub mounting stem. The boot seal costs around $60 and so does the bearing kit. The wrench is another 30. You'll need the Maytag dependable care manual (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;id=7) on this website to do the repair, unless you want some more sublime advice from our "multitude of counselors".

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Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 13, 2008, 08:09:21 PM
they give you a new tub nut in the kit just for that reason right there. You gotta get mean with the old one.
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Repair-man on October 13, 2008, 08:13:32 PM
That's the problem, O sublime One....

 You  can beat the old part out of there any old way you want, but at the end of the day you still have to install a pristeen set of new parts that require the spanner wrench. The idea is to properly tighten it down without knocking all the porcelain off the spin basket.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/0/1_29_05_08_6_37_23_19.jpg)

Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 13, 2008, 08:21:41 PM
The kit comes with a new spline and everything. Does it not? By the way how DOES the dang agitator come off? Good pics . have a pic of how dat old agimatator comes off bucko? :2funny:
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Repair-man on October 14, 2008, 05:08:36 AM
Turn this screw 2 full turns CCW and the whole thing lifts off easily. The  spline is not included, nor is it necessary. Dependable Care splines are Teflon coated and you will rarely find one that is corroded.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/0/1_29_05_08_6_37_24_22.jpg)
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: JWWebster on October 14, 2008, 09:06:36 AM
you are correct as usual RM I do not know why I thought the spline came with it. I just did one not long ago.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=3075&PPStack=1
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Repair-man on October 14, 2008, 11:04:59 AM
I think there was once a tranny kit for the old orbital transmission that used to require a new agitator. In fact a blue agitator came with it. Later they changed the kit to swap out the shaft for the agitator instead.
Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: vole on January 25, 2009, 11:18:34 PM
That's the problem, O sublime One....

 You  can beat the old part out of there any old way you want, but at the end of the day you still have to install a pristeen set of new parts that require the spanner wrench. The idea is to properly tighten it down without knocking all the porcelain off the spin basket.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/0/1_29_05_08_6_37_23_19.jpg)



Does that nut come off clockwise or counter clockwise. There are instructions both ways.

Title: Re: Maytag Washer is leaking
Post by: Repair-man on January 26, 2009, 04:32:17 AM
Maytag seal nuts have a left-hand thread. This means you turn it clockwise to remove.  You do not use a pipe wrench, despite the bad advice you may have heard.