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Maytag Maxima washer bladder leaking at bottom of door

Cleaned lint and debris from door bladder. No holes in bladder. where the bottom of the bladder seals to the door a little water leaks past. Do I need to change the bladder or can i add some sealant to that area of the bladder?

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune front load - leaking water under washer

try tighting the clamp on the inner tub

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Have you looked behind the bellow under the folds to make sure there's no rips or tears? The bellow could appear okay on the outside, but still could have a tear somewhere out of plain view. I had this happen to me before.

The inner seal from the bellow to the tub could also be loose now. If you said a garment got stuck and the washer continued through the cycle, this could have loosen the seal where it attaches to the wash tub. You would need to tighten the band clamp around the facing of the tub if this is the case.

A good way in determining where the leak may be coming from is to remove the lower panel under the door. Start a wash cycle and watch to see where the water is coming out.

Now...if the tub seal is loose it may require some disassembly to get to. If you're going to go the route of disassembling the washer front, and have never replaced the bellow before, it probably wouldn't hurt to replace it anyway. My rationale: It's better to disassemble the washer once, rather than possibly having to do it all over again in the near future.

You can get a replacement bellow at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Door and Latch Parts" section for item number 1 (part #8540952). It only costs about $32.

If you need instructions on how to replace the bellow, just go to my profile and look under my "Tips and Tricks". There is a write I posted there giving step-by-step instructions. If you cannot find it, or have any further questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps answer some of your questions.

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solution fit new door seal,its leaking where door seal meets glass

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: LG WM2688HM front loader is leaking water around the door seal

this may be coming from the soap dispenser and running down round the door way and to the bottom- investigate that first. otherwise the seal may be worn/ damaged and needs replacing.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: HE2 washer leaking water from bottom of door/seal during washing

Open the door so it is 90degrees from machine, see if it is upright. if not undo the door bolts slightly and re alighn door. Good luck and feel free to give feed back.
John

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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Based on your post,
" believe that the lint filter is clogged, where is it and can I clean it myself? " These are the steps I'd suggest you take to move forward...


**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs**

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macmarkus_31.jpg THIS RELEASES THE DOOR LATCH IF PULLED

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