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.