Question about Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer
All of the hose connections seem to be secure; however, during the spin cycle water comes out of the bottom of the machine Most of the water seems to drain through the the drain hose, but we are still getting puddles underneath the machine.
You may want to check the seal at the bottom of the agitator, there is a o-ring that keeps the water in the drum from leaking through the agitator as it spins. This is a cheap seal and will wear over a period of time from exposure to bleach and detergent. You need to take the agitator apart and remove it from the drum and you should see this seal at the base of the agitator were it meets the drum.
Replace the seal and reassemble, take the metal casing off the washer and fill the drum with a little water, wait, and see if the water is leaking under the drum. If no leak, try to reassemble and run the washer. If is still leaks then check http://www.applianceaid.com/genew.html
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
How do you take the agitator apart and remove it from the drum?
Posted on May 25, 2010
My washer pumped 1/3 of the water out onto the floor from underneath, and shut down. Where do I start?
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
The problem is with the back flow preventer located at the top back right corner where the drain hose attaches to the back flow preventer. The back flow preventer has a vent on the top that will pressurize when the washer is in the spin cycle. The soft rubber washer fails and a small amount of water leakes out. I am looking for a handi man fix.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Check the pump (http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3447809), this is a very common problem with these models. Breakdown diagrams for your model: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46605 Hope this helps, APP tech http://www.AppliancePartsPros.com
Posted on Aug 08, 2006
Here is one possibility: I had the same problem, plus I had a rattling sound coming from underneath during spin cycle The hoses and tub seal looked fine. I the disconnected all the hoses and power and raised up the washer on blocks and poured water in the tub to get a better look. The water was dripping off one of water pumps at the bottom but I couldn't tell its source. I finally took off the water pump and found a crack on the pump housing. It was a very small crack and opposite the visible side so it just looked like it was coming out one of the hoses.. Also, two pennies fell out so I think they were the source of the rattling and also what caused the crack (the pennies being pushed around by the impeller knocking against the side). A new water pump is over $100, but I was able to fix the crack using 2 part epoxy repair rated for water. I used the two part "gooey" kind vs the "modeling" clay type expoxy figuring it would better seal a samall crack. I would not recommend using something like CA or crazy glue since they tend to melt the plastic and probably wouldn't be good for this particular type of patch.
Posted on Aug 20, 2012
Check the seal between the top plastic cap and the outer tub. There are 6-8 clips that secure the cap to the tub. My washer would leak water when full and start spinning. I found the seal split in two.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
The pump housing is cracked perhaps
take the pump out and inspect it back and front unit look for cracks inside the vane housing
just takes a bit or bra wire or a coin or two to crack then then they leek on spin cycle or with sitting water look for any signs of rust if its there eventaully youll get electronics parts failure... add a bit of die to the machines full state add some die so wait till its full of standing water turn it off and look for the colour where it comes from
Posted on Oct 19, 2014
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