Is this part AP4390013 common to repair leaks from the center of the tub? If not can you recommend another part?
Answer Hi Al, yes this part will repair any leak at the center of the tub. You might want to consider replacing the belts if you haven't yet, you will get both in kit 12112425. Thank you
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I'm replacing the bearing and mounting stem, but can't remove the old bearing from the transmission. Don't appear to have any notches to split the old bearing either. Do all models have the notches or any other suggestions on removal?
Answer Hello Paul,
When the bearing is seized to the transmission, use a chisel straight down to split the bearing. It will split easily and you need to wear safety glasses since it is brittle and pieces may fly in undetermined directions. Be sure when you chisel on it to only drive the chisel straight down. Any scratches or indentations should be sanded down so the new bearing will slide on easily. Don't forget to liberally lubricate the new one inside and out during assembly.
Our old Maytag washer was working fine until it overflowed and flooded our apartment. The agitator seems to be stuck. I was wondering if these issues were related. If I replaced the mount and stem seal under the plastic agitator housing, would that fix both problems?
The unit overflowing would not have anything to do with the mounting stem of the unit. This issue would most likely be caused by a faulty pressure switch or a clogged pressure switch hose. For the agitator being stuck, there is a set screw in the side that would need to be loosened to be able to get it out. If you did not loosen this then the agitator will not come out.
I replaced the mounting stem with your parts a couple of months ago. Within the last month I have been getting a knocking sound during the agitation wash and rinse cycle. At first it was just in the regular wash cycle and now it is also in the delicate wash cycle. Does this mean one of the nuts I tightened with the spanner wrench or the little set screw if not holding the part(s) in place?
Answer Bryant, The tub clamping nut wouldn't normally make a knocking noise, if it were loose. But, if the set screw in the mounting stem was loose or seated in one of the weep holes in the transmission casing, that could create a knock noise. Also, there is a possibility that the brake package has gone dry and can make a noise in the agitate cycle, this isn't a very common issue, but it does occur. You may want to check and lube the brake package with a teaspoon of 90 weight gear oil.
I need the gear that fits under the agitator to cause the agitator to turn with the motor.
The gear that sits directly under the agitator is the drive block which is part number WH40X175.
My Maytag a712 leaves little drops of thick Carmel type oil on my floor. Can you help lead me in the right direction to fix this myself? The washer has been sitting for over a year during renovations without being used. Thank you.
Answer Hello John,
You will need to replace the lip seal on the bottom of the transmission. This repair is seldom effective unless the seal is installed with the brake housing removed. Also, if the new seal is installed with the brake housing removed and the seal still leaks, the transmission may have a groove worn on the transmission shaft where the old seal rode against it for so long. In this case, you can either tear down the transmission to replace the shaft or replace the transmission assembly.