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Seven year old Maytag clothes washer is working fine but has a small leak from the connecting hose between the tub and the pump. Tried to soak up the water with towells around the edges. When we moved the washer out, some dark oil like spots appeared on the floor below the washer. What could be the problem? Mac

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  • mavela May 15, 2010

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HI. in order to provide proper and accurate service, i will need the entire model number of the unit in question. If the oil is coming form the transmission, this will be seal failure at the transmission. I will need that model number to confirm your build.

Concerning the leakage:

The water pump recirculates water during the wash cycle and pumps it out for the spin cycle. Some washers use the recirculation to mix and distribute add-ins like bleach or fabric softener. In some models the spin cycle starts while the water is still in the tub; others drain first before the spin cycle starts.

For the the initial filling of the tub, the pump is not involved. Filling the tub is the job of the water inlet valve. The rinse cycle is also done with fresh water supplied by the inlet valve, although the water pump may be running simultaneously to remove the water while it is being added.

There are two types of pumps; direct drive and belt drive. The direct drive is mounted directly to the motor, the belt drive is mounted to the chassis. The direct drive style can be opened for complete inspection while belt drive models may or may not be designed to be opened. You can however, still remove the hoses and inspect the ports for a blockage or loose connections that may be causing a leak. Inspecting the pump is fairly easy to do, but you will most likely have to open the washer's cabinet.

Typically one of three problems occur with the pump. The first is a blockage in the pump, often from small items like a sock. The second possibility is that the impeller blades become broken or worn down and cannot move water efficiently. Next, in belt drive models, if the belt is loose or broken it does not turn the pump. Finally, Your pump may leak if there is a loose hose or cracked pump housing.In this case, it must be replaced.



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  • mavela May 15, 2010

    Re 8 year old maytag washer, Model PAV2300AWW

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 15, 2010

    Ok, your unit dose have a transmission. It is a sealed unit, also. The oil is defiantly coming from the housing. It will be necessary to have this transmission replaced. it is very old. This leak will worsen overtime...

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 15, 2010

    You may be able to buy a few months by replacing the lip seal. There is a kit available, but i would just simply replace the entire transmission.

    Transmission part number is 35-6615 $237.58 - Sears Parts Direct.

    Trans lip seal kit - 207843 $11.48 - sears Parts Direct.


    It may be cost affective to purchase an entirely new unit, if possible. the transmission alone is very expensive.


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