Question about Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer
A small amount of water (about 1/8 cup?) leaks from the bottom of the front door of our Maytag Epic 9700S washer. It seems to happen in the beginning of washing cycles when the water is filling the drum as it is spinning. The washer is a little over a year old and just out of warranty. This has actually been going on for a few months (I wish I had fixed it while under warranty!)
I suppose the big rubber gasket around the drum that meets the door is suspect, but it doesn't seem particularly easy to replace, so I thought I'd ask here to see if others have seen and fixed this problem.
I don't think it's related, but in the past, the washer had an FH error, which I fixed by replacing the spigot, and a F2 error, which I fixed by removing a baby sock stuck in the drain filter at the bottom of the machine.
The water leaking is most likely the gasket. It may have a little rip or something making it not seal. Im not sure about Maytag but on our GE we had to slide the the top back to remove some screws then (I believe to was for the control panel) Then we removed screws for the door and the front of the washer. When that was done you have to remove a round clamp that holds the gasket on. Then replace the gasket.
My suggestion is to have a appliance repair come and do it. Its a pain to do, at least it was for me.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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