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My Maytag washer leaks badly around the bottom on the spin cycle

It looks to me that the pump that is supposed to pump the water though the discharge line is not working and all the water is going down through it onto the floor. The model no. is MAV7650AWW. The tub itself seems to be okay and not leaking. Where would a find a replacement part or should washer be replaced?

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  • BEARBURR30 Jan 26, 2009

    yesterday, i was washing a large load and I think I might have overloaded it just a bit, by the way I have a older model Maytag 2-speed 120V washing machine and while washing I was checking on it and i started hearing this noise coming out of loud wrenching noise as it was going into the spin cycle and then I saw smoke and smelled a burnt rubber smell and opened the lid to see that the water was not draining out of the "tub" not sure if that is the correct term, I manually drained the water out and tried again and the noise continued there was no smoke but the burnt rubber smell was apparent and no water was draining out of the "tub". what can I do? what has happened? water has been leaking out from the bottom of the washer during spin cycle too and I just hadn't paid too much attention to it until now.

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    you say''and all the water is going down through it onto the floor''.if the pump it self is bad water wont be leaking from above it.this washers are good for tub leaks,also the tub to pump hose can crack.and very frquently the pumps go bad.....if your washer is in good shape other wise yes if pump i would replace.shop around on line for the cheapest price.you will find it by model # once you have that part# the google the part# and may give you more options.also i have seen new parts very reasonable on Ebay.ps if you drain water[may be with a bucket]you can tip your washer back against the wall and inspect all three pullys,belt.the motor pully goes bad and belts wear so if ordering parts may just want to check those out also.hope this helps God bless ,tom

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Sounds like you might need a new pump belt. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Unplug the washer and with the water out tilt it back so that you can see the bottom. You have a main drive belt that goes from the motor to the big pulley in the middle. There should be a second belt that goes from the motor to a smaller pulley which is the pump. Make sure that this pulley turns freely in both directions. One direction is agitate and the other is discharge. If it does and your belt is loose a new belt might do the trick.

If the pulley does not move freely take off the front panel, two philip screws about 3 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Inspect the pump. One time I found a scouring pad in the pump!! If after inspection the pump still does not move freely you may need to purchase a new pump. Find the part number and check out prices on-line. The pump is relatively easy to replace. Good Luck

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