Question about Maytag Washing Machines
My 36 year old machine leaks from the center, under the tub when we wash a ''normal'' or ''large'' load. It doesn't leak when washing a ''small'' or ''medium'' load. It leaks when the water is draining from the machine. Could it be the mounting stem and boot seal that I need to replace? What do I need to take apart to get to it and how do I replace it?
The tub seal is bad.
I had the same issue on another model.
You can attempt to repair this yourself. I suggest that you do a search on Youtube to see if this is a job you want to take on. It took me 2 hours to change mine. The seal kit and tools are sold online.
Posted on Sep 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Possible that you would have a tub seal leak if it is only noticable during spin cycle. Possible that it "drips" slightly while in agitation, but not enough to notice it. While in spin mode you have a lot more parts moving as well as a lot more water pressure on the seal itself. Pump could also be leaking, but highly doubtful since it would leak a constant amount at all times. Good Luck!!! Jim
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
Had service technician come out to inspect. Problem determined to be the bearing and seal/belt. Estimated cost $350.00. It cost $450 when new....Went out and purchased a Speed Queen. Hope to have better luck.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
SOURCE: tub seal repair
If you are talking about the front door boot seal it is not a fun thing to do but to replace the boot you have to remove the front cover by using a putty knife on each side once you have removed the pretty cover you need to remove the front door and the door boot from the door then the front panel 5/16" screws usually the cover usually wont come off all the way so you have to work around it it will come off but you have to finagle around under the top cover to get the screws.once you doo all this you have to pull the old boot from the tub. now going back with it is the fun part the boot locks on to the tub with a locking lip and if it dont lock it will come off while putting spring back on.Once you have the boot locked with the lips you have to put the wire spring into a groove and then put on the spring you you are able to get this far you are doing fine.after putting spring on pull alittle on the boot to make sure it is secure.If it is put front panel back on ,secure boot on the lip to the door and put on pretty cover then leak check.BUT GET READY TO SAY SOME UN GODLY WORD THIS IS NOT A EASY TASK AND IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE PLAN ON A DARN NEAR WHOLE DAY JOB GOOD LUCK and let me know how it goes
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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