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Maytag SAV515DEWW. leaks only on discharge. doesn't leak upon filling/washing, only when it gets ready to rinse/spin

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it seems that the leakage seems to be coming from the large aluminum casting (transmission?) directly below the wash tub. did u check that...

Might be seal is shot, the aluminum piece that fits inside the seal is scored up and the bearing is totally whopped out.
seal pic is here,,,

maytag SAV515DEWW.   leaks - 00334400.jpg
check it by the way and let me inform if case is different...


Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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  • SALMAN NASEER Apr 17, 2009

    here is the image

  • SALMAN NASEER Apr 17, 2009

    removed the lower front cover on the machine and began a cycle to find where the leak is coming from....

  • SALMAN NASEER Apr 17, 2009

    for your help iam going to send u the complete procedure to deal it...

    hope it will help u alot to rectify the problem

    2. Remove the lower front panel from the washer.
    3. Remove the upper front panel from the washer.
    4. Lift the top cover on the washer - the entire top of the washing machine should pivot backward.
    5. Remove the softener cup from the top of the auger. It snaps off.
    6. There is a 14mm or 9/16" bolt in the center of the auger. Remove the bolt.
    7. Remove the auger. It should slide off if you pull straight up and wiggle as you pull.
    8. Remove the 3 bolts around the base of the wash tub on top of the lint trap (gray plastic frisbee looking thing).
    9. Remove the lint trap and throw it away. That's probably what caused your bearing failure in the first place - it allows sand to pass through and get to the seal. The repair kit comes with rubber plugs to fill the 2 holes (stainless tub) or 8 holes (plastic tub).
    10. Remove the cast aluminum hub (hammer & prybar is what I used). It spins off lefty-loosey but you'll probably need to beat on it a bit to get it to go.
    11. Remove the wash tub - it lifts out exposing the seal and bearing pack in the plastic tub.
    12. Remove the six (6) 5/16" screws from the plastic tub. Disconnect the hoses (one at the back side of the tub, one on the bottom) and remove the tub from the machine frame.
    13. Knock the bearing out of the plastic tub. I used a 3" PVC pipe coupler on a short piece of 3" PVC pipe to support the tub while I hit the old bearing/seal pack with a hammer (lightly) to knock it out.
    14. WASH ALL THE PARTS (plastic tub, wash tub, auger, etc) with water to remove any garbage on them (sand, lint, etc). You want to put clean parts back together!
    15. Put a little bit of sealant on the outside diameter of the seal pack (I used the silicone gasket material I use for rebuilding engines) and install the seal pack into the plastic tub.
    16. GREASE the inside of the seal and the outside of the washing machine transmission shaft and reinstall the plastic tub. I used marine wheel bearing grease - the same stuff I use to repack and lube the wheel bearings on my boat trailer.
    17. Repeat the disassembly process in reverse order - the instructions that come with the kit should get you home from here... in terms of instructions, they are pretty decent and have pictures to help.

    In the end, the instructions that come with the Maytag kit tell you to throw away the lint trap and not reinstall a new one. I seriously think the lint trap allowed the sand to pass through the screen and accumulate on top of the seal.

  • SALMAN NASEER Apr 18, 2009


    are you performing sometime as i suggested....



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