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Maytag washer leaking oil on the floor!

My washer is leaking oil out of the bottom of the trans! Is this easy to fix? Maytag Atlantis MAV6257AWW

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Well done !

Posted on Jul 30, 2007


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SOURCE: Mayatag Atlantis Top Loader Washer Model MAV6451AWW

there are two clips about 3 inches in from the corners in the front between the top and front panel.you push a putty knife into the space between the top and front panel about 3in in from corners and lift the front of the top.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Atlantis black oil like residue and can't remove agitator

Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

this is a very common happening and it means
This usually means that a seal is degrading or dissolving.
This washer is a top loader, Right!
I believe it calls for HE ( High Efficient) laundry detergent.
If we use to much of either it will cause this !

This usually happens due to using to much detergent or bleach.
You said, Black oil like residue discharged from washer during use. Stain clothes, almost impossible to remove. Loosened nut on agitator but it will not budge, and am afraid of damage if I try to pry between agitator and bottom of drum.




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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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your washer has a transmission and this is what is probably leaking. You might simply need a new seal or the a new transmission. You need a good handyman or contact a repairman.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag atlantis will agitate won't spin

I had the same problem with my Atlantis a couple of months ago. It turned out to be the bearing for the tub drive pulley. When you look under the washer there are three pulleys. The one for the motor is ont he left, the drain pulley on the right and the big one in the middle for the tub. What I found is that when the bearing went bad, the tub would fill and turn for washing, but it would not turn at all for spinning. I could turn the pulley by hand but the tub refused to budge. I removed the main pulley and could see that the bearing had exploded. You can't buy just the bearing but the whole pulley kit is like $35 so I got off easy. I put the machine back together (which is tricky) but it works fine now. The pulley kit comes with complete instructions but it's really straightforward. The tricky part is that you have to pull down on the end of the drive shaft in order to get the retainer ring onto the pulley. That can be difficult if you don't have a lot of room to work or have a partner to assist. You can replace the whole thing or just the bearing and save the pulley for a rainy day if you want. I opted for the whole replacement. But I saved the old. cause ya neva know!

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