Washing machine leaking - info please


Have a 10 year old Maytag top load washer that is leaking about two quarts of water per wash load. Leak is not coming from input hoses. So, I suspect a problem where the drain hose attaches.
At my age, it is hard to lay down on the floor to look under there (and even harder to get back up), so I am wondering if there is any problem with tipping the washer over on its side or tummy.
Advice appreciated - thanks.
Bob-tx
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You can tip it some with no damage, but that may not help.
Unless the design has changed, the front of the washer comes off easily. A couple of screws on the bottom of the panel and pull the bottom out and it will unhook on the top. That allows you to see t he pump and the connections to the pump.
Ask the teenager next door to remove the screws for you. I have a similar problem getting down there these days.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

I had a similar leak on an old Maytag TL washer and it had nothing to do with the drain. What I found was that there was a rubber fill nozzle that had deteriorated and failed, and as a result *most* of the fill water was going into the tub, but a small stream was running down on the outside of the tub to the floor. It took about 5 minutes to improvise a replacement which has been working fine for years now.
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Pete, I also had the same problem and ended up buying the part. (it was fairly cheap)
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Since the front panel comes off...you could turn it side-ways. (and expect a lot of water to drain out)
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I had mine overfill, an easy experiment is set it to not fill full for a few loads too see if its comming out the top. I couldnt see it leaking but filling it less has stopped my leak.
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Normally on most the front removes. It's usually some sort of trick to it like slipping a screwdriver in somewhere to open clips.
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On 7/25/2010 6:50 AM, Bob-tx wrote:

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As suggested, you can try finding the panel to take off, or just take off the hoses, unplug it, pull it out a bit, and tilt it back 45 degrees, being sure to put a safety board in there. If you can get a look at the underneath, the leak is usually obvious.
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Bob-tx wrote:

If it's one of the older Maytags then here ya go, if it's different you should be able to find some or all the information you need at a website like this. http://www.applianceaid.com/slidemayw.html
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Bob-tx wrote:

We had an old Maytag, much older than yours, that began to leak. The problem was rusted out seams in the upper part of the tub. Only when full or splashing a lot did it leak. Since replaced.
Time to make friends with someone who has younger back and knees :o)
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Bob-tx wrote:

My dad used to drill a hole in it then take the jig saw with a hack saw blade and cut a big hole in it to work on it.
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The older Maytags had a backflow preventer (a rubber thingine inside a tube) over the edge of the tub that would go bad every 10 years or so and dribble a little water out while filling., That may be the problem here.
Also, on the older Maytags you could pull off the front of the machine by removing two screws near the bottom of the front panel. Servicing those machines was a breeze compared to others I've worked on. Don't know if the newer machines are the same (the old machines just keep working, so I don't find out).
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Thanks for all the info, most seems quite helpful. Especially appreciate the web site with the slide instructions.
Haven't done anything, but will take a look this morning.
Hey, Thanks again to all.
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