Question about Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag Performa Washer

When the washer is filling, water is leaking out of it. I took the drain hose and put it out the side door of the garage, turned on the machine again and when the tub was a little more than a quarter full it discharged out the drain hose and began refilling. I then held up the drain hose to the hieght of the drain and it began leaking out of the machine again, I really can't tell where the water is leaking, but it seems somewhere near the top of the unit. water is found on floor from time to time. repair man blames my mom for adding to much soap to the load. he did no repair and took $120 for his 10min the same problem accurs when less saop is used as well. please help. no steps have been taken to repair. dont know where to start.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers
Re: Maytag Performa Washer

Vitto, the fill hose for the tub is located up on top of the tub. Its a push in and I have on occasion see them come out or loose. You are going to have to pop the top to get a look at what is going on. First there will be 4 screws on the dispensor assy. each corner. Remove them and lift the cover. Next will be the door. Remove the hinge screws not from the door, but from the body. On the other side will be 2 spacers, remove them . Now lift the door up and off the washer. The front panel will now pull out and come off the 2 clips on the bottom. You will be able to see the bottom. Now there will be two angle clips on each side holding the top down. Remove the screws, clips and the top will lift up. Now you will be able to place the door back on with out screwing it back on and close it. Start a cycle and now you will be able to observe the top hoses and bottom pump and hoses. Identify where the leak is and put this deal behind you. This is an easy gig, just take your time. Catriver.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Maytag Performa washer loves to flood the house!!!!

sounds like pressure switch is bad or pressure hose is plugged or water valve is bad or drain overflowing

Apr 22, 2010 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Maytag Performa model mtw5740tq0: won't fill up with water

There is an exit hose behind your washer, it has to be maintained a particular height (approx 30inches from ground) before it goes into the standpipe in the wall. The gap in the pipe should not be a tight fit. Another thing that could have occurred is that one of the pipes underneath the washer has come loose; you just have to check these things out. But plug off the mains socket first!

Feb 10, 2010 | Maytag MTW5700TQ Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Water fill, discharge and noise problems

to reset the water level you have to turn the knob all the way over as far as it will go and then come back to large load.

Feb 18, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag performa pav2300

Just rehook the clear tube back onto the air dome (back right side of drum), drain any water from the drum, the refill, pressure switch will reset itself. Start to fill on small load size first, then move up when washer starts to be sure it reset all the sizes.

Aug 06, 2008 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Maytag Performa washer dead.

Your door lid has a switch that makes these functions work.First open the lid and look at the right side of it.Does it have a arm on it?If it does follow the direction where it is going to hit and now listn closely while your lifting the door up & down at this contact  can you hear it click?If its not clicking  or the arm is broken  off the lid replace  the lid switch/or the broken lid switch arm.

Apr 28, 2008 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Washer is not filling during rinse cycle.

Sounds like the water is being siphoned out by the drain hose. Check to see if the drain hose rises above the top of the tub.

Oct 29, 2007 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Maytag Performa washer Waterlevel/agitator problem

CHECK your stand pipe hasn't fell over (the one the drain hose goes to when emptying)If not,Either the pressure switch is broke or there is a hole or split in the pressure switch rubber hose.This switch stops the water when it reaches required level.

Aug 15, 2007 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

My washer just keeps trying to fill

check the height of the drain hose. if you aren't seeing a leak on the floor the drain hose might be below the height of the tub. the water always seeks the lowest level and if the hose is too low the water wwill run right out

Jul 27, 2007 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Maytag Performa Washer

when you put the drain hose on the floor the water will ALWAYS drain out. When the drain is in the proper location (above the height of the tub) and the water is still leaking, if its leaking as it fills you might have a loose hose,or a cracked water inlet valve. If after the water is in the tub and its still leaking you have a bad seal.

Jul 03, 2007 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer Logo

317 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Al Clark

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Todd Marr
Todd Marr

Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides