When the washer goes unto spin cycle, it makes a loud roaring noise and is leaking from the bottom
It sounds like the tub seal is leaking, allowing water to leak out of the tub and damage the drum bearing. Unfortunately you need specialized tools to replace the seal and bearing, so you may have to get a maytag service agent in to look at it.
If you're handy with a welder you may be able to make up a tool yourself, it basically consists of a flat hexagon with tabs on the inside to fit the drum nut, and some handles on it.
You'll need to remove the front panel and top panel. Then remove the cap around the top of the tub.
The agitator is held on by a small screw near the base of the agitator, loosening it will allow you to remove it. Now you can see the tub nut, this is reverse threaded, so it's loosened clockwise. Then you can lift out the drum. Next on the shaft is the top part of the mechanical seal. Remove the grub screw out the side. Now you'll need the same tool you used for the tub nut to undo the seal, rotating in the same direction.
Remove the outer tub by undoing the 3 bolts that fix it to the stays, and disconnect the level tube and drain hose.
From here you should have printed instructions that come with the new parts to replace the seal and bearing.
Please feel free to get back to me if you have any further questions.
Jul 28, 2011 |
Maytag Washing Machines