Question about Maytag Washing Machines
I do believe that when you remove the four bolts, it should come out. Sometimes you have to use a little force and shimmy left to right to get it to break loose (no hammers please) especially if you have a lot of scum build-up from soap. They can really be a bear sometimes to remove. Maybe put your foot in the bottom of the tub and hit it on both sides to work it free. Good Luck!!! Jim
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
You better not to separate the inner and outer tubs as it's quite a job and takes a lot of effort.
Try to remove the heater on the very bottom of the front half of the outer tub. From outside it looks like an oval metal piece with a terminal on each side, a nut (or screw) in the center and a plug with 2 wires coming to it. UNPLUG THE WASHER as the heater is connected to the hot wire all the time.
Remove the nut (or screw) in the center of the heater and pull the heater out. Now you have a nice opening in the bottom between the tubs. There is a heater bracket, made of a thick wire inside. Make sure not to damage it when trying to remove whatever there is inside. Make sure the heater is aligned in the bracket when assembling it back together.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
SOURCE: Seal is ripped
Yes, the door seal (bellow) can be purchased and replaced. The following link explains step-by-step how to change the door bellow on a Maytag Epic front loader:
Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following web sites:
I have found these sites to be reputable and provide great service. Prices differ between them, so shop and compare. The firsat three sites I've listed have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.
If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. If the link does not take you directly to the instructions I provided, copy and paste the link to your web browser. I hope you find this information helpful. NOTE: Maytag Epic is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions will apply.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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