A leaky Maytag washing machine could be an extremely costly and aggravating issue to resolve However, it’s often a problem that can be repaired with just a bit of knowledge and a few simple tools. This article will discuss the most common reasons for a Maytag washing machine leaking and offer step-by-step instructions for fixing it. We have you covered, regardless of whether you’re dealing with a minor leak or a major flood. If you follow the correct approach you can repair leaky washing machine and be back to washing your clothes in no time.
Make sure the washer’s water hoses are checked if it is leaking. There are various types of hoses found on a Maytag washing machine and the most popular are the drain and fill hoses. How do you inspect the hoses of your Maytag washing machine:
- To ensure that they’re tightly securing, check the connections at the back. After that, ensure there’s no obstruction to the drain.
- If there are no indications of leaks are found from inspecting the hoses on the outside, disconnect your washing machine from the power source and remove the cabinet of your Maytag washing machine to look at the internal hoses.
- There are many internal hoses, most will be connected to the tub. Inspect the hoses for cracks, abrasions and other damage.
- You will need to replace the damaged hoses by using a Maytag replacement.
Pump: The water pump or drain pump is the part on a Maytag washing machine that drains the water from the tub. It is possible to make the pump driven by belt or direct driven. You may also require an electric pump.
- Before you start the process, you must disconnect your Maytag washing machine from the power supply.
- Take out the cabinet or the front panel of your appliance. Find your pump(s).
- A drain outlet or pipe will be provided through the pump. It may also have an inlet that connects to your tub. There might also be an outlet with a circulation. Check the drain pump if you notice water leaking from the Maytag washer. First, check for loose clamps on the hose or leaking hoses connected to the pump. 4.If the leak is originating from the pump, then you’ll need an Maytag replacement pump.
Tub Cover Gasket: Tub Cover Gasket can be found on front-load as well as top-loading Maytag washers. It covers the tub’s outside by securing the tub cover. If you’re experiencing a water leak in the spin or wash portions of the cycle, it is likely that the gasket for the tub could be the cause. How to test the gasket in the tub of a Maytag washing-machine:
- Unplug the Maytag washing machine and take off the front panel or cabinet.
- Locate the tub cover gasket. You may need to take off the tub cover to get to it.
- Examine the gasket for indications of wear or damage, look for indications of water leakage or soapy water stains on this area to help diagnose the problem.
- You’ll need a new Maytag tub cover gasket in the event that your gasket has been damaged or worn.
Water Inlet Valve: This valve regulates the flow of cold and hot water to the Maytag washing machines. How do you examine the valve that controls water inlet for your Maytag washing machine.
- Before you begin, disconnect the water source and the power source from the washing machine.
- Remove the rear panel from your machine and locate the valve that opens the water supply. It will likely be located behind the connections for the hose.
- After taking the valve out of the washer, look over the valve’s screens for any debris or buildups and then remove any debris you see. Be careful when doing this as the screens cannot be replaced , and if they are damaged, you’ll have to replace the entire valve. It is also recommended to inspect the valve for signs of wear, cracks, or damage.
- Using a multimeter in Rx1 mode place probes at the terminals of the valve. You should get a different measurement based on the particular model. Check the manual to determine what the required reading is to be for a valve that is functional.
- If you get an error outside the range of recommended, if you receive a reading of infinity, or if your valve is visibly damaged the valve will require replacement. Maytag replacement valve for water inlet.
Bellows or Door Boot Seal: The bellows for the door or door boot seal is installed in front load washers of Maytag to ensure that the door is sealed between it and the tub’s outside. Normal wear and tear can cause the rubber bellows to crack, and foreign objects can cause damage or tear to the bellows and create a leak at the front of the Maytag washer. If your washer seems to be leaking near the door area, then you should suspect that the bellows are responsible for the problem.
- Unplug the Maytag washer’s power source.
- Check the door for damage, dirt or buildup. Use caution as sharp foreign objects , which can cause tears are usually found in the folds the bellows, and could pose an hazard.
- If you experience any of the symptoms above You will require Maytag replacement bellows.
Water Level Switch or Pressure Switch & Air Dome Tube
If your Maytag washer leaks during the fill portion of the cycle, it could be overfilling. The water level switch is a switch that activates pressure which is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. When the water is filled into the tub, it compresses the air inside the tube and push it against an inner diaphragm within the switch. The switch will regulate the water inlet valve and switch off the valve when it reaches the correct level of water. This is how you check the water level control switch on your Maytag washer:
- Because you’ll be working using electrical components, make sure you’ve turned off the power source for your washer.
- Find and remove your water level switch. The water level switch is usually hidden in the back of the control panel. It will be connected to the tub with the use of a hose or air dome tube. In Maytag washers that have an electronic control, this switch might be found in the sump , which is below the tub.
- To identify whether the switch is damaged, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as the cause of the problem. Find signs of worn or cracked areas in the hose.
- Take the hose off and immerse it in water. Cover one end with a seal and blow air through the other end , then search for bubbles. Also, you should look for an obstruction in the hose also. If the air dome hose is clean, you may require a new water level switch from Maytag.
Front-load Maytag washer’s door catch is responsible for closing the door in the washing cycle. The door locking mechanism will latch the door catch or hook and prevent the door from being opened during the process. If the door catch is damaged, it might allow the door to be locked, but not offer the watertight seal. What to look for in a Maytag washing machine’s door catch. You might need to take the front panel off , depending on the model you have to be able see the door catch. In some models, you’ll be able to access it by simply by removing the screws that hold it in the position.
- To get access to the front panel, it is necessary disconnect the plug before you begin.
- Visually inspect the door catch and determine whether it’s cracked, worn out, discolored, damaged or any foreign objects that could cause the door to not fully closing.
- It is necessary to replace the Maytag door catch when you see any wear or damage.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
Tub Seals or Boot Seals are employed on Maytag washing machine to stop water from leaking between the shaft of the basket and the transmission shaft. A damaged seal can cause the main tub bearing to break. It may start with a tiny water leak. If your washer leaks during the fill or agitation portion of the cycle, it’s possible that the tub seal is damaged and will need to be replaced. What can you do to check the tub seal on the Maytag washing machine:
- To verify whether the tub seal is causing the leak, take off the front panel of the washing machine and allow the machine to fill with water normally. Check the area where the shaft of the transmission enters the tub to look for indications of a water leak.
- Rear access panels must be removed from front load washers. Check for water leaking from the weep holes located near the bearing case in the rear.
- If you spot any leaks of water from the weep holes near the rear bearing housing, you will need a replacement tub seal by Maytag.