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rebar 05-30-2011 05:58 PM

10+ Maytag washer oil leak. LAT2300AAE
My trusty Maytag, or so I thought, has some oil underneath it. The oil wasn't running out in front of the washer, but soaked the dust and lint which collects underneath.

I assume its a bad transmission seal. But wouldn't that also mean a loose bearing/bushing?

Is it worth repairing a 10+ year old Maytag?


hardwareman 05-31-2011 08:09 AM

very typical, if it is just a little oil it will be no problem. If it starts to run out, then you have a problem that will need to be repaired.

rebar 05-31-2011 09:31 AM

I found soil soaking all the dust under and behind the washer. Not just a little spot.

I found the lip seal part #436000. Do I need the Lip Seal Tool Kit (part #430588)to install it? What other parts would I need to complete the job, and when will I know its time?

Thanks for your time hardwareman.

hardwareman 05-31-2011 12:03 PM

you will definetly need the tool, thats a good washer so go ahead and just do it soon.

rebar 05-31-2011 12:27 PM

Just talked to my local Maytag to get a idea of price. They said they dont replace the seal and only replace the tranny $300. Also said the lip seal is for the top keeping the water in.:huh: ?

hardwareman 05-31-2011 02:18 PM

PART # 207843 lip seal kit for center shaft on trans. costs about $10.00

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