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Maytag 5401A leaks small amount of water from bottom center of tub also noisy when in spin cycle

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  • Moore711 Sep 22, 2008

    Mine leaks a lot of water-it started out as a small leak. Looks like its coming from the center above the transmission. Can I fix this myself? I do my own car repairs.

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This is a leak in your triple lip seal that has seeped water into your bearing. this requires special wrench and experience to change

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for a start you should check if the rubber of the spinner is still ok. you will probable have to replace that rubber

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Noticing a small amount of water coming from under my washer durning a wash cycle.


the only way to tell is to get in there and take a look,it could be leaking from the pump,bad tub seals,is it noisy at all in the spin cycle,if so that's one way of telling it's the tub seals,could be leaking from a hose.watch this video,it will show you how to get the frame off so you can see where the leak is.hope this helps you out......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vogysB7XOc8.........copy and paste

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Kenmore washer leaking water out bottom in rinse or spin cycle.


During drain and spin only A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details. All the time If the washer leaks all the time, check these: Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate. Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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Noisy spinning and water leak


The noisy spinning on this model washer is usually the drain pump bearing going bad which could also be a possible cause of the leak. Unplug the washer, Tilt your washer back and rest it against the wall. Remove the belt and manually turn the drain pump pulley, if it is hard to turn either way or is grinding or noisy it will need to be replaced. The leak is a little harder to find. Remove the front bottom and top panels, run the washer, stay back with a flashlight and look where the leak is. If the drain pump is bad it is likely leaking. Next check the center, bottom of the tub for leaks, if the leak is her it is likely the cause of both problems. The tub seal is leaking and has ruined the tub bearing. The tub seals and bearing would need to be replaced. Very involved job, and I would suggest you call a servicer with the expensive tools and knowledge to do the job. There is also a bearing on the bottom of the transmission which could be noisy but would not cause a leak. Hope it is only your drain pump.
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This is going to be the tub seal. Take the front off and check to see if the water is leaking right where the tub and the transmission meet and if so the seal is leaking. This also makes the washer noisy. This page should help http://appliance-repair-it.com/Maytag-tub-seal.html

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Water still in bottom of tub after drain/spin cycle


I removed the drain hose from the bottom left rear corner of the washer & cleaned a large amount of gooey sludge from the bottom of the drain inside the washing machine.

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My front loader is leaking water from the bottom


It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: 

During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time

During fill only
If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak. 


Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak. 



During drain and spin only
A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details. 


All the time
If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.


Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. 


Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. 


Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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Leaking water from bottom of tub


this is bad it needs a center seal/bearing kit this is qite common in the Amana / Maytag line.they are kinda hard to install you may need a service tech to do this for you the kit runs around 80.00 dollars and has instructions. if you need more help you can email me at familyappliancerepair@yahoo.com

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Leak from maytag top load coin machine during spin drain cycle only


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

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Noisy spin cycle


Hey ****, what you are hearing is the spin bearing. Maytag redesigned the bearing kit on this washer, there must of been a lot of leaks causing the bearing to go bad. They put out a service flash...TDL-0060-B. New seal and bearing kit, part number12002470. You may want to contact Maytag on this for it could be covered. I know you have 5 years warranty on the transmission and If they change that, they have to use a new seal and bearing. Catriver...post back.

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