Will the injector kit AP4023882 work to replace the old leaky injector kit in my machine?
Answer Hello Daisy,
This 206680 will work perfectly. There are other parts that you can order that require more assembly, but I'm afraid, given the age of the appliance, that the grommet that fits into the tub cover will separate and cause you to have to order again to get fixed. That would not only cost you more down time but also another shipping fee.
What is the purpose of this device? Can it be by-passed?
Answer Hello Nick,
The part you are looking at is a redundant part installed by Maytag which was originally referred to the technicians as the part required by the EPA to prevent the water in the tub from being re-introduced to the fresh water supply. Now the issue with this that all technicians mentioned and argued about was that the water would have to levitate back up to the inlet flume and would also have to go against water pressure and the closed water inlet valve to even get to the fresh water supply. There is absolutely no problem with bypassing this as long as you do not eliminate the "S" turn in the hose. This is necessary to allow the tub to move around during an out-of-balance load without damaging the inlet line and flooding the home.
When I start the wash cycle water is leaking out of the the plastic piece in the center of the injector hose kit. in the area of the injector & Injector valve Water then leeks down and out the left front bottom. Should I replace The Injector Hose Kit (Part Number: AP4023882) or just the injector and valve, And what is the best way to get access to the Injector Hose Kit. Does the top open if so how or is the front the best way to get to it to replace (does the front panel just pop of or is there a special way and screws?)Thank You in advance this is my Mothers washer and she is 84 an on a limited income so I would like to repair, I'm an ASE Automotive Tech. Sincerely Tim Kachik
Answer Timothy, Repalcing the injector valve and nozzle, 213015 and 216201 will be sufficient. Just remember to clean out any deposits that may have built up on the inside of the housing. Yes, you will need to raise the top of the washer to access the injector assembly. Unplug the power cord and slide the washer out a few inches. Remove the two phillips head screws(one on each side) approximately 3 inches up from the bottom of the front panel, grasp the bottom sides and pull out towards you, until the panel clips disengage the top panel and set the panel aside. In the top front corners of the cabinet interior, there will be two 3/8 in. hex head screws(facing up) one on each side, remove the two screws and raise the top of the washer. You only need to disconnect the hose closest to you(front) and perform the replacement of the two parts. Thanks and Good Luck