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Maytag LAT8240 leaking water


I have a Maytag LAT8240 washer that has been grate for over ten years. I don't think anybody makes them like this anymore. It is leaking water now and they tell me it will be cheaper to buy a new one than to repair this one. How much should it cost to repair it? Is it worth getting a quote? Or do I really need to go shopping for a new one?

Thanks so much in advance for your help....

Irene Owen

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  • Kevin Emmel May 11, 2010

    It depends on where it's leaking water from? There are many sources of water leaks, some are inexpensive repairs, others are very expensive, and therefore may exceed the value of the washer. I would recommend that you at least get an estimate of repairs before giving up on it, if you are happy with it otherwise.



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Irene, I would get a quote on replacing the tub seal. There is a kit that costs about $75.00 and that is probably the problem. These are good machines and I just replaced the same part in our maytag recently.

The locking collar on the hub is left hand thread. This may help with the replacement.

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