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I have loved my Maytag washer and dryer for the past 19 years and now, like my 14 year old dog, I am aware it is thinking of leaving me. I had the dryer rebuilt several years ago and it is still performing great. BUT.. the washer is leaking oil (transmission?) and has been for quite a while now. The oil is yellow in color and is primarily on the right underside. Paying for a "pro" to repair wouldn't be a wise move considering the age of the machine and I am thinking of trying to do the repair myself. Depending on if this is actually the problem, do you think it is a very smart move. Our local merchant who we have been dependent on for over twenty years now charges a "trip" fee along with the house call so just to find out what the problem is would be about 75.00. Then would be the time and materials. I love my washer, don't need all the bells and stuff on the new models and am a bit shy on funds at this time of year!! Any help would be appreciated.
Answer Polly. Good News, it's not likely the transmission leaking oil. That lubricant, is a very dark, sticky, and smelly. You likely have residual tub bearing oil running down the inside of the cabinet. It usually doesn't take 14 years to become visible. You can remove the front panel and wash the residual oil off the interior of the cabinet. Lean the machine back and wash the dripping oil off the lip of the outer cabinet rolled edge. Just be very careful around the sharp edges and screws. You'll be fine, Good Luck and Thanks
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my washer will spin & drain, but when in the wash cycle it does nothing but humes. I can turn the agutator by hand from underneath and it goes back @ forth. I'm told it's the transmission, so why is the motor not trying to turn the transmission. belts are new.
Answer Bill, if you turn the pulley, and the agitator oscillates, the transmission isn't the issue. If the washer will spin and drain, it's not likely the motor or the belts. You do want to check and make sure the motor carriage and rollers are clean and lubricated so the assembly slides back and forth freely. The issue should be in the timer 206230, theres a faulty contact and its not supplying power to the motor windings to turn the motor in the agitate direction.
My washing machine leaks water during a heavy load of towels or jeans. Not much, but I know it will only get worse. Which seal would you recommend me changing.
Answer Hello Damone,
The water is more than likely jumping the tub at the beginning of the spin cycle. I would replace the belts 12112425 and adjust the pump as per the service manual I've included in the attachment. There are also two springs under the motor on the motor mount. Originally the manufacturer put the two springs on the same side of the motor mount. They later decided that one of the two springs need to be moved to the other side so there is a spring on each side of the motor mount. Let us know if we can assist you further.
My washer did not agitate. I replaced the transmission and it still does not agitate. What else could be causing this problem? thanks.
Answer Tim, Does the washer motor run, in the agitation direction? Does the washer fill with water and drain/spin ? With the belts removed, you should be able to turn the transmission pulley in a clockwise direction, you(or a helper) should be able to see the agitator move back and forth. When you turn the transmission pulley counterclockwise, in less than one(1) revolution, you should feel the brake release and see the transmission and tub start to turn, if everything is installed and adjusted properly. If alls OK, you'll need to start looking at the timer, lid switch and motor, because mechanically evrything would be OK. Thanks
Just bought new tranny due to no-agitation on the old one. After install of new tranny I have great agitation, but no spin. Any ideas??
Answer Paul, did you replace the tub bearing as well ? If so did you have difficulty installing the outer tub over the transmission sleeve ? Did you overtighten the mounting stem, it only needs to be hand tight then a couple of taps with a hammer to tighten. Check and make sure the tub cover is nor seated too low, and holding the tub in position, there should be a 3/8 to 5/8 inch gap between the two components.Then check and make sure you have the transmission drive pulley installed properly and the drive lug is properly adjusted. We'll send you some information that may help you re check everything. Thanks