Question about Washing Machines
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.
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.
Posted on Sep 06, 2007
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?
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
How do I remove the inner nut on a Maytag washer Clockwise or counter clockwise Model A 312 2 speed
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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