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Maytag Washer: How to Remove Tub

I want to clean between the inner and outer tubs of my Maytag Atlantis MAV6257 top load washer. I flipped the top off, removed the top plastic collar, removed the agitator and removed the four bolts at the bottom...but I cannot get the inner, white tub to budge. Please provide detailed instructions (or a link to a site with instructions) as to how to remove the inner tub/basket. I looked for a long time on the web but can't find the info I need. THANKS in advance.

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    micah100 Apr 14, 2008

    cannot remove the tube on my maytag top loader,  model number LAT7400AAW.  The agitator is out, the top rim and seal is out, but their seems to be no bolts in the bottom of the tub to loosen. their is a sort of crimped cap fitting that won't budge.  Help me if you can, please.

  • rjohnson529 Jul 29, 2008

    i have taken the bolt out of the agitator but can not get it out what do i need tho do to get it out

  • vole22 Jan 25, 2009
    states to rotate the flat nut counter-clockwise.

    So far, it's not budging.

    But should it turn "counter-clockwise."

    Instructions at
    say the nut is left handed and opens "clockwise."

    The nut is on really solidly. WD40?

    Thanks for any help.



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Under the agitator is a flat nut with notches in it. this nut requires a spanner wrench that will fit into the notches. You can use a large channel lock plier. rotate the nut counter-clockwise. under the nut will be a seal. remove the nut and the seal and pull up on the inner tub. to replace you'll need to replace the seal. if the nut isn't too chopped up, use this to refasten the tub.

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  • lonniebabb Feb 24, 2011

    I used a 2 inch round cutting blade on my drill and removed the nut. But I can't get
    the tub to come up. I usally throw maytag in the scrap metal bin. Because they are junk
    Any whirlpool direct drive is a lot easyer to take a part.


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I have used several remedies and products for a smelly top loading washer, but the odor persists in the rim at the top of the tub. I have tried cleaning as far in as I can with vinegar and bleach and tried spraying a disinfectant inside, but the odor persists.I took the fabric softener dispenser apart and cleaned all the gunk too. is there anything else i can try?

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Depending on the particular model number of the washer, the flat nut may open either counter clockwise or clockwise (left hand screw).

Mine is LAT2300AA and opens clockwise. And nothing would work until I got the spanner wrench. Improvising just didn't do it. My parts store let me use it for $5 instead of buying it for $20.

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You remove it by dragging the soory thing out to the curb and let the garbage truck pick it up. Then go down to Sears and buy a good machine.

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How do I remove the inner nut on a Maytag washer Clockwise or counter clockwise Model A 312 2 speed

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