The plastic on the top of the outer tub for my Hotpoint washing machine is broken. This used to keep the bolt that keeps the tub attached to its upper stone weight. Now the weight is not fixed to the outer tub and the machine will be very noisy when it spins if used. I rang Hotponit and they said this can be fixed without replacing the outer tub but the price given is very high. I am thinking about doing the work myself. Does anyone know what is the best method to mould plastic (liquid or solid) into the outer tub and how to get the correct shape.
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All outer tubs on most Washing Machines these days are sealed.
Therefore you cannot split the tub to get inside and change the bearings. instead you have to change the whole tub assembly as a complete unit. Not an easy job.
see the causes: During fill only air gap deformed or crack, the tube crack cause leak,inlet spout crack cause leak. During drain and spin only main drain hose, inspect the hose,plastic outer tub can rust or split you must replace the entire outer tub All the time check hose for cold and hot water,main tub seal, pump leak replace,outer tub replace. God bless you
2 tubs used on these-one has screw going around the middle of the tub to split in half/the other is a sealed tank which means you have to replace tub-if you have a filter under the front kick strip then its the sealed tub
You will need to replace the rubber straps. There is one one each conner, just under the top. If you push the tub over to one side and run your hand under the top and feel. You will find a rubber strap that connects from under the top to the outer tub. These are bad to break. You need to replace the broken ones before you use the machine again. These keep the outer tub from banging into the inside of the machine causing it to break and leak. When this happens, the tub list for around $160.00 and it take about two hours to replace it. It's cheaper to buy a new machine it the tub breaks. GE's are known for this problem.
Sorry to hear that, I think you may have to look at an Outer Tub replacement. You may have these links but I will post them just in case. The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
Outer Tub P/N 25001199
I would call Maytag the outer Tub is warranted for 10 yrs per the the Service Manual.
Good luck Rich.
The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and
stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws
panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the hose
see.The white filter cover is right in front.
Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect
Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the
put it back in carefully.
Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits
of soap and other such things can be
stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works
all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes
run the machine through a cycle.Also
helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump
lately.Put the pellet inside the
machine, not in the soap dispenser.
Pl give me a good rating for the free help, thanks.
If it fills up while just standing it is the filler valve , they are easy to replace
You need to take the back off the machine and with no power on listen to hear if water is trickling in, if it is then change the valve.
If it fills up while working then you need to do the same as above only this time take off the pipe which runs from a small tube shaped plastic moulding at the bottom of the outer tub to what looks like a small flying saucer which sits near the top
Blow into the tube and you should hear a clicking sound as you blow and release
If you can hear that the switch should be OK and I would then go back down to the Air Bell and make sure it does not have undissolved soap clogging it up inside
washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is probably
clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can
get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If
the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose
that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in
the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item
To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the
washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose
that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using
needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the
Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from
below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum
shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need
special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance
repair technician to do the job.
If the drain line isn't
plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to
be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to
replace the pump.
switch off from mains
remove outer clamp holding door boot to cabinet and peel off door boot.
remove work top
there is a clamp holding door boot to tub. undo clamp and pull door boot away
lubricate slot in door boot that goes on to the lip of the tub using washing up fluid
starting at the top, insert lip of tub into slot in door boot. working both ways round, push door boot onto lip
fit outer clamp
push door boot on to lip of the cabinet and fit clamp.
test for leaks on a rinse cycle (water level is higher) water will be a bit foamy till washing up fluid is washed away
easy job but needs a bit of patience so go for it