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Author Topic: Maytag A710 Washer leaky rusty tub bleach inlet  (Read 245 times)

Offline n6ac

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Maytag A710 Washer leaky rusty tub bleach inlet
« on: July 27, 2022, 09:59:54 PM »

Hello our Maytag Washer, Model LA710,  SN 645574 JT of 1982  has developed rest at the nipple on the bottom of the tub 2-5484 (a few inches above the motor) where the bleach hose 2-14433 attaches. The bottom half of the steel tubular nipple has rusted away, so that there is no simple way to stop water from leaking out.
I was initially confused by the presence of the plastic legs of the 2-14434 that protrude there.
Anyway, we want to repair the machine if possible.
Photo here or at https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3o3ky49empp1q2/Maytag%20A710%20rusted%20tub%20connection.JPG
Any ideas?

Offline n6ac

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Re: Maytag A710 Washer leaky rusty tub bleach inlet
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2022, 12:28:42 PM »
I am wondering if I can just apply a huge glob of epoxy and close off the damaged port (after de-rusting).
Would epoxy be waterproof in such an application?

Offline Thorning

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Re: Maytag A710 Washer leaky rusty tub bleach inlet
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2022, 09:35:31 PM »
Epoxy may work if you get the  surfaces really  clean and take the tub out to apply it. Dont expect a miracle  .