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Jean Pete 10-17-2011 06:03 PM

Maytag wash machine leak
 
My wash machine just sprung a sudden and major leak. It's coming from
inside the washer, not from an attached hose. There are several drain holes in the bottom of the machine where the water is coming out.

The model is MAH6500AWW. I'm not sure how old it is, but no more than about ten years.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

hardwareman 10-17-2011 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Jean Pete (Post 750785)
My wash machine just sprung a sudden and major leak. It's coming from
inside the washer, not from an attached hose. There are several drain holes in the bottom of the machine where the water is coming out.

did you even take the front off to look inside, if not how can we help?

Jean Pete 10-17-2011 09:50 PM

It's a front load machine, but I agree - will try to open it up.

hardwareman 10-18-2011 08:02 AM

I know it is a front load machine. The front comes off with the removal of 4 screws. If it is leaking that bad it should be very obvious when you open it up. Probably the tub to pump hose has a hole.

Jean Pete 10-18-2011 09:25 PM

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Wow - this seems surprisingly easy. You're right, it was easy to take off the door. Once I got it off, the problem is obvious. The small black tubing had come apart, and I could easily put back in place, as shown in the pictures. There's a green clip on there that doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm thinking of just taping over the fitting to hold it in place.

jcsites 10-18-2011 09:34 PM

Its quite easy to repair washing machines. I do the repair on our machine too. You just have to have the guts on trying it yourself but not the wirings. I know nothing about electrical matters. That i will leave to the electricians...:thumbup:











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Jacques 10-19-2011 07:04 AM

You don't have it in far enough. the collar on hose fits into the collar on bellows- then put the clamp on.... if that hose is all slimey and deteriorating you might want to replace it.

gregzoll 10-19-2011 09:39 AM

Who ever installed the hose, did not pull the clip over. If it does not hold it, get a screw down hose clamp to replace that spring clip. Fernco's work wonders also.

Jean Pete 10-19-2011 06:42 PM

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I agree, I don't think the clip was ever on there right. Got it resolved and am running my first load now. Picture is attached, with the hose pushed on much further and the clamp now over the joint area.

I truly believed I would have to get a new machine. Thanks for the advice!!!

hardwareman 10-19-2011 07:43 PM

that is exactly right, congrats on your first Neptune washer repair


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