Question about Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer
That is from the transmission. this doesn't mean that the transmission is shot, but it will go bad within a year and need to replaced
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
You will need to remove the lower kick panel directly below the door to gain access to the inside cabinet to see where the leak may be coming from. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.
NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the washer up with something (a 2x4 works well for this) will give you better access to the screws.
The most common source of leakage on this washer is the rubber bellow around the door. It can develop cracks or tears over time and require replacement. A tell-tale sign is the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block on the front of the wash tub) looking wet. The counterweight will remain dry if the tub is sealed properly. From the inside of the washer, pull the rubber folds back on the door bellow and inspect the perimeter for any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link explains how:
If the bellow is intact, check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the front of the wash tub. If the clamp comes loose the bellow can shift and begin to leak. Tighten if necessary.
Check the drain pump and hoses to ensure they are not leaking. The drain pump is directly in the front under the wash tub.
Check the area directly below the wash tub. If the leak is coming from the wash tub iteself, you may have a bad tub seal. A replacement gasket doesn't cost much at all, but the labor involved is extensive.
Another simple problem is the dispenser tube(s) that come through the door bellow. Sometimes, these small tubes will work their way behind the rubber in the door and leak when the washer attempts to fill or rinse. This is a simple matter of adjusting the tubes to ensure they are seated through the door gasket properly.
If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
NOTE: You can refer to searspartsdirect.com for some excellent exploded view diagrams of your washer for reference in locating components.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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Hi ajdean01 - I see that your tub appears to be leaking. Here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help you get to the root cause:
· First, be sure that your tub is not overloaded. Sometimes when overfilled, water can and will slosh outside of the unit.
· If the tub is not overfilled, check your hoses and other connections. Like most laundry units, there is always some vibration associated with the functionality of the machine. As the appliance is used over time, hoses and other connections can loosen and begin to leak. Be sure to secure any loose connections.
· If the above items did not assist you in resolving the issue, it could be a number of other underlying causes - primarily an electronic pressure sensor, switch, thermistor or the unit's main control board. These parts are commonly replaced by experienced service technicians.
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