Maytag LAT3600A Top Load Washer Logo
Kevin B Branton Posted on Mar 22, 2007

Large leak during wash cycle---Maytag - model LAT9520AAE top load washer

I have a Maytag-model LAT9520AAE, but I cannot locate this exact model on the FixYa site. The Maytag-model LAT3600A was the closest one to a match I could find. I have a large leak coming from somewhere around the drum of the washer during each washer cycle. I have not taken anything apart yet so I cannot tell exactly where the source of the leak is coming from. What can I do or where do I begin with troubleshooting this problem. Can you let me know in detail, what to remove/disassemble and how to find the source of the leak? Also, what does this sound like? From what I have read it sounds like I may have a faulty basket gasket or a faulty tub seal and bearing. If this is the case, are these parts expensive? This leak has happened on 2 other occasions in the last year, but now it leaks during every wash load cycle. Thanks for any help, Kevin B

  • 2 more comments 
  • Kevin B Branton Mar 23, 2007


    I removed front panel and found that the leak is coming from directly underneath the bottom of the tub in the middle where the shaft goes into bottom of tub during fill mode. There is a black rubber piece (gasket) that goes around shaft directly on bottom of tub. The leak is coming from around that black rubber piece.

    Hope picture helps. This is looking underneath on bottom of tub. Leak is coming from the middle of tub.

    What's next? Thanks,

  • Kevin B Branton Apr 02, 2007

    We decided to buy a new washing machine because I just had back surgery and could not get down on the floor to fix it. And a repairman wanted to charge almost as much as just buying a new one.

    Thanks for the help!

  • AntiMaytag Feb 13, 2008

    Load the Torpedo Bays !! DIVE DIVE DIVE ..... this is what we had to say when our new Maytag ( 1 year old ) started to leak like it was hit by a
    depth charge. Shame on maytag and shame on the chinese for making such
    crap. My top loading washer is leaking water from the bottom, and I hand filled it and found out it's leaking right from the drum. So i guess I gotta play taps for this one. Never again Maytag , we will never forget.

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008



1 Answer



Hey guys i guess this is not a uncommon problem. I have a commercial washer about 4 years old that get moderate service at a rental of mine and it is leaking from the tub as well. I hope to fix the problem because the new machines are very expensive.

Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:


Maytag washer very loud on spin cycle

I know the exact sound you are hearing, I had the same thing several yrs ago on my old Whirlpool. I think it was something with the transmission, but what I needed was no longer available. I found a lot of info by entering the make/model nr in search box at You could also look atR44U61

Water leaking from my Maytag Neptune model FAV6800AWW Serial number 15646382GA Leaks during wash cycle imediately and during complete cycle. Enough water to saturate 2-3 towels and clothes come out...

Could be a Tub Seal leak my 1st choice. Could also be a leak caused by a cracked outer tub, issues from the hoses from the drain line connections to the drain pump, drain pump and or drain line.

Are you going to try to DIY the fix?

My Maytag washer model #:sav515deww is leaking underneath during the spin cycle. I took off the 2 front panels. I saw the water leaking from a large metal part that spins around. Its behind the motor and...

My Maytag washer model #:sav515deww is leaking underneath during the spin cycle. I took off the 2 front panels. I have been told taht it is a bearing and a seal that are out. Replacement parts cost approx $90.00. Unit is 5 years old. Is it hard to fix? Thanks

Maytage MAH6500AWW Overloaded washer now leaks when filling

since you can drain it
take off the back and watch what happens when u turn it on
i believe you make have a loose drain connection

Top loading maytag washer leaking water during wash cycle

Hi, There are two spring clips located in the gap between the top and front panel. They are the edges.
If the pump and hoses aare ok, fill the washer with water and look up toward the center of the tub abd transmission area. It migth have a seal going bad.

I hope this helps.


Leak from maytag top load coin machine during spin drain cycle only

Possible that you would have a tub seal leak if it is only noticable during spin cycle. Possible that it "drips" slightly while in agitation, but not enough to notice it. While in spin mode you have a lot more parts moving as well as a lot more water pressure on the seal itself. Pump could also be leaking, but highly doubtful since it would leak a constant amount at all times. Good Luck!!! Jim

Cold water continues to run during entire wash cycle

Adrea, sounds like you need a new valve. When it's doing this leaking, unplug the washer. If it's still leaking you know for sure it's the valve. Part number for the model posted is 22002360. back.
Not finding what you are looking for?


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

ZJ Limited
ZJ Limited

Level 3 Expert

17989 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

19187 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

29494 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides