My parent's 26 year old Maytag washing machine (Model GA308)
has started to color some clothing with a black residue. I've taken
apart the top tub cover and I see that it has a very thick black
residue on it. The bottom portion of the tub is in good condition with
a small section of rust. I'm thinking that the black coloring is
coming from either the water injector's rubber or the rubber coming in
from water value. Should I also replace the tup top cover? Could it be
Thanks in advance for any help,
At 26 years, I would be hesitant to put any serious money into it. It
may be time to retire. Too bad the current production models from Maytag
don't appear to share the quality and durability of their earlier models.
Could very well be something else. At 26 years, it may be ready to go anyway
so don't put a lot of money into it. Replacing the top takes care of the
symptom, but not the cause. You could easily end up spending 50% to 70% of
the cost of a new machine and then have a major problem in a few weeks from
another part completely unassociated with this problem.
Try cleaning it up and see if it comes back quickly. It could be a 26 year
buildup from some other cause that is just staring to be noticed.
the seal it the top of the shaft that the agitator sits on is bad.water
is gettin in,floating out grease from the transmission. you can replace
the seal but you also need to clean out the trans and repack it. many
times the trans wears alot with the water in it, so a new washer is best
unluss you cn do the work yourself. lucas
Thanks for the tip....I'm trying to remove the agitator now but do not
see any screws on the outside of the agitator. There is only one a
1/8" hole at the bottom of one side of it but I felt with a small
eyeglass screwdriver and could not find any screw. Is there a
particular screwdriver that I need to get to remove the screw with?
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