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Water is leaking out from the bottom of my Maytag top load washer Model A612, my floor is soaked! do I need a new washer or should I unplug it, tip it over & see what's wrong? thanks for yor help.

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Remove two screws from the front panel, tilt out and remove or there may be two clips under the front panel near the sides that need be depressed with a putty knife. Run a load and see where the water is coming from . The clamps that hold the hoses on the pump and tub rot off quite often.

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My Maytag washer is about 15 years old. Suddenly


Without a model number, but with the age, I can only assume that this is a Dependable Drive wash system.

This system utilizes a drive belt and a pump belt and it is recommended they be replaced together after every13 years of normal use. They are very simple to install with no teardown or tools needed. The belts have installation instructions printed on the package.

1. Drive Belt
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-a612-%3d%3di437301&PartID=437301

2. Pump Belt
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-a612-%3d%3di437300&PartID=437300

The pump belt must be adjusted to the tension requirements written on the package. See link below.
http://www.affordableappliance.com/Tips/Maytagbelts.htm

3. Parts breakdown/disassembly procedures.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Top-Load-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

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About 1 minute into the cycle water starts running out from underneath of the washer. Checked all the hoses that are connected to the back and none are leaking


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