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I have a Maytag Washer, Model #, A506, Series 10. It’s 21 years old. I noticed oil on the floor about three months ago. I removed the front panel to see where the oil was coming from and didn’t see any oil inside, including the top side of the base. I tilted the machine back to inspect the underside of the base (where the belts and pulleys are) and that is where the oil is coming from. I appear to have an AH2347239 TRANS DEE orbital transmission and believe that is where the oil is coming from. The oil is all over the AH2347248 PULLEY, top and bottom. Now if I was to take a guess I would guess the problem is a faulty transmission lower slip seal. What would your diagnosis be? I’m not especially talented in mechanics. So depending on your diagnosis would this be something the everyday person with some mechanical skills be able to do. How would I do it? Can you direct me in the right direction? I was able to find a parts list on line which is how I’ve been able to identify the parts so far. Sincerely, Marty59

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  • Thanks Rob. Since I haven't gotten into the machine yet and only have inspected things where and when in this procedure do I add the lost oil? What type of oil do I use. Also, can I do all of this without a manual?

    Sincerely,
    Marty

  • Thanks again Rob. I ordered the seal yesterday. I will be giving it a shot soon. I will let you know how I did. Thanks for your expertise. Please don't run off...I may need you assistance again.

    Marty

  • I DID IT! Thanks for your expertise Rob and for your encouragement. someone else that responded to me said it was time to buy another washer. He said that the repair is extremely complicated involving taking the transmission apart. It all went just as you said Rob. I did pay attention to the lug stop as you suggested but getting it back was a bit testy for me. I ran a trial wash and spin w/out clothe. It worked so I then washed a load. Seems to be doing just fine.

    Thanks again Rob,

    Marty

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Marty, you are right on in assuming it is the lower lip seal. To access the part you will need to remove the center pulley center cap, then the phillips head screw that retains lug stop **(pay attention to the orientation of this part!!) and remove the lug stop and washer.
Next remove the center pulley by un-winding it off the transmission.
This is where the project gets trick as maytag actually created a tool to remove the lip seal, but you can still do it using a small flat head screwdriver insterting it in the space between the transmission tail shaft and the seal. (The seal fits tight to the outer bore of the transmission with the lip sealing up inside about 3/4 of an inch inside to the spiral cut tail shaft)
Pry the seal outwards enough to grasp it with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull it out.
The new seal is part #207843and it comes with an installation "tool" to seat it back up inside.
**When re-assembling the unit after installing (winding) the pulley back onto the spiral cut shaft be sure to position the lug stop so that it does not bind on the pulley when it is engaged in spin, yet does contact the pulley in agitate mode.

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    Yes Marty, you can do this without the manual. Lay the machine on it's back or front to start the process, and do not worry about replacing the lost oil, it will look like a lot has come out, but it's deceiving because the main pulley has been spraying the droplets around underneath. Also, that transmission has a lot in it already and actually had an equivalent life span without any oil in it.
    Just be sure to clean all the pulleys as best you can when you are under there to prevent belt wear from the oil.

  • Rob, I just want to double check. Are you telling me not to worry about adding back the lost gear lube? That really scares me, but if you tell me it isn't necessary...then I won't bother. I just need to hear it again.

    Marty

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    Robert DeStevens Sep 03, 2010

    Good for you Marty!!
    It makes me smile when I hear that one of our customers was able to complete a task such as this! Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done! That washer you have is one of the last of a great design and should last you.
    Thanks Again for the update!!
    Bob

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21 years old- it's time for a new washer. This is an involved repair and would require the transsmission to be taken apart, etc and that is no easy task and something I would never do even with me being in the business. You have gotten your moneysworth out of this.

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