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How to drain the inner tub of washing machine

I am trying to remove the tub so I can change the tub seal. But there is water still under the inner tub. You can't see it, but it sloshes around when you manually spin the inner tub. The drain coming directly from the outer tub has been removed and is empty. How do I get to that water?

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We dont have much call for top loaders in the uk, but if they are like front loaders, there should be a filter at the bottom either on the left or right. if so, pull the machine forward and then tilt it back against the wall. not too far in case it slips forward and lands on its back.
remove the filter cover and then using a bowl and plenty of towels, tilt it forward and let the water run out.

hope this helps

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My washer does this too and I called Maytag and was told it was normal. I don't like that answer, though.

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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I do believe that when you remove the four bolts, it should come out. Sometimes you have to use a little force and shimmy left to right to get it to break loose (no hammers please) especially if you have a lot of scum build-up from soap. They can really be a bear sometimes to remove. Maybe put your foot in the bottom of the tub and hit it on both sides to work it free. Good Luck!!! Jim

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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SOURCE: washing machine replacement door seal

It is held on by a spring that stretches around the outside of the seal. The seal simply hooks on to a small lip so all you need to do is start in one spot and push it down and away. Then just work it around like removing a bike tire until it is fully removed. Be careful of the spring. It is hooked together so it may unhook once some of the tension is removed and snap around.

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SOURCE: Fisher and Paykel Washer Leaking

For those with water on floor after wash, check my post on "eco smart won't drain, smells hot". It could be something clogging drainage area at very bottom of the tub. I couldn't see the sock that was stuck in my FP's drain when I looked from the top between the white outer tub and the wash tub--everything looked fine. Then I removed the black motor/white plastic housing piece--Tip back washer and you should see this black electric motor/white housing on bottom. see my post for how to remove and check for plugged drain. it's really pretty easy.

don't know about outer tub holes, but glad i don't have that problem.

i hate my fisher paykel washer/dryer. i can't wait to sell this house--i will leave them here and get a new front load Duette for my next house!

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there are two screws at bottom. unscrew. then lift up and out.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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Model #AWM392W when water is filling tub, water is coming out from around the bottom


the outer tub seal is bad,you need to remove the inner tub then outer tub to replace this seal

Aug 07, 2011 | Speed Queen AWS52NW Top Load Washer

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Calypso Nunater Removal


The following advice gives the steps necessary to remove the wash plate (or nunater) in Calypso model washers. Common complaints of articles of clothing getting caught in the wash plate and/or lodged under it, may facilitate the need to do this:

1. UNPLUG THE WASHER.

2. Open the washer top. Look along the front seam of the washer where the top meets the front. There are a couple of retaining clips (about 2" in from each side) that you will need to push in on with a putty knife while gently lifting up on the top to get the top to release. Carefully open the top and lay it back in a resting position. Make sure you support the lid so it doesn't fall open when you tilt the top back. NOTE: I would recommend using duct tape to keep the lid closed and gently place the top against a wall for support. Use a towel between the cabinet and wall to prevent any damage to painted surfaces. This also reduces the strain on the top panel supports.

3. Remove the tub ring. This is the plastic donut shaped ring that sits on top of the wash tub. There will be a tab on either side of the outer tub near the back that you can use a screwdriver to release the tub ring. The ring is filled with fluid and is used to balance the tub. So, if you hear liquid sloshing around, this is normal.

4. Remove the wash plate center dome from the wash plate. This is the center cone on top of the wash plate. Use a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into any of the slots available along the sides. Gently pry until it pops off. I say "gently", but you may have to use a little muscle to get it to come off. Sometimes they stick. Once the center cone is removed there will be a series of nuts under it.

5. Remove the nuts and the main wash plate should lift out, exposing the inner wash plate. This is another cone shaped device located under the main wash plate. Remove the inner wash plate, using care not to damage the gasket under it. It is common for clothing to become tangled in the leveler or u-joint under this inner wash plate.


6. When all required maintenance is complete, reinstall the inner wash plate, ensuring the gasket is seated under it. The inner wash plate is keyed and should only install one way.

7. Insert the main wash plate and insert mounting bolts. Use a criss-cross pattern when tightening to ensure all bolts are tightened evenly and the gasket seats properly.

8. Reinstall the center dome on the wash plate by snapping it back in place.

9. Reinstall, the balance ring on the wash tub.

The following is a parts list of the most common items that may require replacement when you experience erratic motion of the wash plate, and/or clothing becoming damaged or entangled:

Wash Plate Dome
Main (Outer) Wash Plate
Inner Wash Plate
Leveler Assembly
Inner Wash Plate Seal
U-joint


Searspartsdirect.com has an excellent exploded view illustration of the wash plate assembly and components to illustrate everything I’ve discussed in the steps above. Just type in your model number and click on the “Washplate, Basket and Tub” heading. At a minimum you should replace the Inner Wash Plate Seal anytime you break the seal. This will minimize the possibility of leaks.

I hope this information is found to be helpful.

on Sep 21, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have a Maytag Neptune front loading washer, After a complete wash cycle I hear water sloshing in the machine when I open the door and turn the durm. Is water supposed to be in the machine after the cycle...


Yes. The tan/gray colored inner ring attatched to the inner wash tub actually has a calcium chloride solution in it to aid in balancing the machine out during spin. Clothes go to one side, liquid to the other. It's all good. It is sealed so it cannot leak out or create odors.
Hope this answers your question!

Jun 23, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Water leaking out of bottom of machine, nothing clogged and found a bolt head in tub


if you found the bold head in the tub chance are that the trunion bolt has broken off and cause the tub to become unsecure from the agistatir shaft and has torn the seal below the inner tub. remove the agitator and you will see the trunion and two bolts.the tub ring has to be removed and then the inner tub has to come out in order to replace tub seal.the tub seal part number is 5303279394 it cost around 45 dollars. the screws need for the locking plate are 131192800 and they caost about 4 dollars a piece.i hope this has helped you out.let me know how things go and if you need any more help let me know.

Jan 22, 2010 | Frigidaire FWSB5700DS Top Load Washer

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Quite old admiral mega 22 plus topload washer. the machine did not agitate after filling up. I tried various points on the 3 cycle types and it did not spin either. My son tried moving the agitator and...


Yes sounds like you have now disturbed the seal and will need a new one, remove the agitator and inner drum to get at the seals, to remove the agitator pull off the softner cap and remove bolt form down inside.
To remove the inner drum, the top part of the washer needs to be hinged back to gain access, to do this insert a flat balde 4" from each side at the seam with the front panel to release the clips, lid will now hinge back to give access to the drums, on the outer dum there are clips all the way round to remove the top section of the outer drum release these. remove the bolts under agitator to remove the inner drum. you should have access to the seals but it has been a while.
Reason for not agitating in first place is probably the water level switch at the rear of the drum with a small 8mm hose connecting it to the drum.

Dec 29, 2009 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

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Water remains in tub after spin cycle


Have you tried to clean the drain hose on the back of the washer? It may have build up inside that you are loosening up by using bleach.

Sep 06, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Need to drain the tub before moving


It should all be drained out of there except a little in the hose. The sloshing sound you hear in there is not old water or stored up water. It is a liquid in a balancing ring that is sealed shut but it sounds like the water is in the tub. The best way to get all the water out is to take a wet vac and **** out the water from the drain hose. Just put you hand around the 2 hoses to kind of seal it and lay it on the floor. Nothing more is really needed to move it. Just don't be too wild moving it around lol. Front load machines are usually very heavy becuase they have cement or heavy pieces to keep the basket from moving around too much in a high speed spin. Good luck

Jan 24, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Water in Outer Tub


My washer does this too and I called Maytag and was told it was normal. I don't like that answer, though.

Mar 06, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Water left in barrel (not the tumbler)


If you can't see any water and just hear it, this is completely normal. This is a front load washer and has a special cover of the inner tub basket. This cover contains some water that has been sealed in at the factory to keep the load balanced while it is spinning.

Nov 25, 2006 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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