Maytag Washing Machine Is Leaking [How To Fix]

If your Maytag washing machine is leaking, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide explains the causes of this issue and gives you steps on how to fix them…

Maytag Washing Machine Is Leaking From Bottom — Solved

Is your Maytag washing machine leaking from the bottom? If so, here are the issues to look for…

1. Cracked Drain Pump

If your Maytag washing machine is leaking from the bottom, the first thing you should look for is a cracked or damaged pump. Here’s how to do this…

Front Loaders

Follow the steps below to inspect the drain pump in your front loader Maytag washing machine…

Step 1. It is advised that you disconnect your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. With a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the three screws holding the lower front access panel to the cabinet. Take the panel off and set it aside.

Step 3. Place a container underneath the pump filter. Turn the pump filter knob, then let any water stuck in the machine drain out. Once all the water has drained out, put the pump filter back in place.

Step 4. Pry the plastic cap off the pump, then disconnect the wire harness. Using pliers, release the spring clamps holding the two outlet hoses to the pump.

Step 5. Disconnect each of the outlet hoses from the pump (make sure to keep a rag nearby to clean any leaks).

Step 6. Using a 1/4 inch socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the drain pump to the bottom of the cabinet.

Step 7. Pull the pump assembly out of the cabinet, then inspect it for cracks or any other signs of damage. If the pump is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

Step 8. If the drain pump is in good condition, reinstall it in the cabinet and apply the bolts to secure it.

Step 9. Connect each of the outlet hoses to their appropriate ports, then use pliers to slide the retaining clamps into place.

Step 10. Reconnect the wire harness to the drain pump. Snap the lower access panel onto the cabinet, then tighten the screws at the bottom. Reconnect your washer to the outlet.

Top Loaders

To inspect the drain pump assembly in your top loader Maytag washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the power cord from the outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent damage.

Step 2. Put some tape on the lid of your washing machine to secure it. Use pliers to squeeze the retaining clamp holding the drain hose to the back of the machine, then slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the machine.

Step 3. Disconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (some water may spill out, so we recommend keeping a rag nearby).

Step 4. Tip your washing machine backwards carefully, then set the machine on the floor (get someone to assist you if needed).

Step 5. Disconnect the wire harness attached to the drain pump assembly. Use your pliers to release the retaining clamps holding the two outlet hoses to the pump. Pull the hoses off the pump (keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 6. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the pump assembly to the bottom of the tub. Take the drain pump off the tub.

Step 7. Inspect the drain pump assembly for cracks or any other signs of damage. If the pump is damaged in any way, it will need to be replaced.

Step 8. If the drain pump is in good condition, remount it at the bottom of the tub, then use your nut-driver to apply the bolts.

Step 9. Plug the wire connector back into the pump assembly. Reconnect the two outlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the pump, then slide the spring clamps into place.

Step 10. Lift your machine upright and set it on its feet. Peel the tape off the lid of your washing machine. Reconnect the drain hose to the port at the back of the machine, then move the retaining clamp into place.

Step 11. Reattach the two water supply lines to their corresponding ports at the back of the machine. Plug the washer back into the outlet and turn the water faucets on.

2. Damaged Sump Hose

If your washing machine’s sump hose is damaged, water will leak from the bottom of the washer during cycles. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Front Loaders

To replace the sump hose in your Maytag front loader washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Disconnect washing machine from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Go to the front of the machine, then loosen the screws at the bottom of the front panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Using a pair of pliers, squeeze the retaining clamps holding the sump hose to the pump and tub, then slide them out of place. Detach the sump hose from the ports.

Step 4. Discard the old sump hose, then take the new one out of its packaging. Connect the new sump hose to the ports on the tub and drain pump. Slide the retaining clamp into place to secure the connection.

Step 5. Snap the lower front access panel onto the cabinet. Secure the panel by tightening the three screws using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 6. Plug your washing machine back into the power outlet, then ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a cycle.

Top Loaders

To replace a damaged sump hose in your top loader Maytag washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Make sure to turn your washing machine’s water supply taps on and disconnect the power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent leaks and electrocution.

Step 2. Place some tape on the lid of your washing machine to secure it. Using pliers, release the spring clamp holding the drain hose to the port at the back of the machine. Take the hose off the washer.

Step 3. Spread a towel underneath the water supply hoses at the back of the machine to catch any leaks. Disconnect the hoses from the ports on the machine.

Step 4. Tip your washing machine backwards carefully and set it on the floor (if needed, get someone to assist you).

Step 5. Using pliers, squeeze the clamps holding the sump hose to the pump and tub, then slide them out of place. Pull each end of the hose off, then discard it (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 6. Take your new sump hose out of its packaging. Connect the ends of the new hose to the port on the tub and pump. Use your pliers to slide the retaining clamps into place.

Step 7. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet, then peel the tape off the lid.

Step 8. Reattach the main outlet hose to the port at the back of the cabinet, then use your pliers to move the spring clamp into place.

Step 9. Connect each of the water supply hoses to their corresponding ports at the back of the machine (ensure that the hoses are secured properly so water doesn’t spill).

Step 10. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water taps back on. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a cycle.

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3. Damaged Tub Seal

If your washing machine’s tub seal gets damaged, water will leak from the bottom of the tub during cycles. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Top Loaders

To replace a damaged tub seal in your Maytag top loader washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Before starting this repair, it is advised that you turn your washer’s water supply faucets off and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet.

Step 2. Using pliers, disconnect the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (some water may spill out, so it is advised that you keep a rag nearby).

Step 3. Place some tape on the lid of your machine to secure it. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the screw holding the wiring and tube guard to the back of the machine. Take the plate off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Loosen the screws at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Lift the top panel assembly, then support it against a wall or using a lanyard.

Step 5. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the tub cover off the tub assembly and set it aside.

Step 6. Pry the cap off the agitator (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed). Pull the lint filter out of the agitator and set it aside.

Step 7. Using a 7/16 inch socket wrench, take out the bolt holding the agitator to the inner tub. Carefully lift the agitator out of the tub and set it aside.

Step 8. Using a hammer and a tub nut wrench, loosen the tub bolt. Lift the inner tub out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 9. With a hammer, carefully knock the drive block off the transmission shaft and set it aside. Lower the top panel back onto the cabinet, then tighten the screws at the back to secure.

Step 10. Pull your washing machine’s drain hose out of the standpipe. With someone assisting you, carefully tip your washing machine forwards and set it on the floor.

Step 11. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the belt guard to the bottom of the tub. Take the guard off.

Step 12. Carefully take the drive belt off the motor pulley and transmission pulley. Unplug the wire harness from the drive motor.

Step 13. Using a 3/8 inch nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the drive motor to the transmission plate. Lift the motor off the plate and set it aside.

Step 14. Unplug the wire connectors from the capacitor and shift actuator. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the actuator to the transmission plate. Take the actuator off and set it aside.

Step 15. Loosen the screws securing the capacitor, then take it off the transmission plate. Take out the bolt holding the drive pulley using a 13mm socket wrench. Take the pulley off the shaft.

Step 16. Pry the splutch housing, basket drive gear and spring off the transmission plate. Use your socket wrench to loosen the bolts holding the transmission assembly to the tub. Pull the assembly out of the tub.

Step 17. Pull the old tub seal out of the opening on the tub, then discard it. Prepare your new washing machine tub sea for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 18. Fill the interior grooves of the new tub seal with the provided grease. Push the new tub seal onto the transmission shaft.

Step 19. Slide the transmission shaft through the opening on the tub. Secure the assembly to the tub by tightening the bolts using your socket wrench.

Step 20. Place the spring and basket drive gear onto the shaft. Snap the splutch assembly back on.

Step 21. Place the pulley wheel on the transmission shaft, then secure it by applying the bolt with the 13mm socket wrench.

Step 22. Remount the capacitor and shift actuator on the transmission plate, then secure them by applying the screws.

Step 23. Plug the wire connectors back into the shift actuator and capacitor. Remount the drive motor on the transmission plate, then secure it by applying the bolts.

Step 24. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and transmission pulley (ensure that the belt is turned with the grooved side facing inwards).

Step 25. Put the belt guard back onto the assembly, then secure the bolts using your 5/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 26. Carefully lift your washing machine onto its feet, then reinsert the drain hose into the standpipe.

Step 27. Loosen the bolts at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Lift the top panel and support it.

Step 28. Push the drive block back onto the transmission shaft. Lower the inner tub onto the shaft, then secure it by applying the tub nut using your hammer and the wrench.

Step 29. Lower the agitator onto the shaft, then tighten the bolt using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Put the filter back into the agitator, then snap the cap on.

Step 30. Snap the tub cover onto the assembly. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the bolts at the back using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 31. Put the wiring and tube guard back onto the panel, then apply the screws. Reconnect the two outlet hoses to the ports at the back of the machine.

Step 32. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply faucets on. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.

Front Loaders

Replace a damaged tub seal in your Maytag front loader washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Make sure to disconnect your washing machine from the electrical outlet and turn the water taps off before starting this repair in order to prevent leaks and electrocution.

Step 2. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the three screws at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the cabinet.

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Step 3. With the nut-driver, loosen the bolts securing the rear access panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Use your nut-driver to loosen the bolts holding the upper and lower rear braces to the cabinet. Take the braces off the cabinet.

Step 5. Go to the front of the machine, then slide the soap tray out of the dispenser. Press the little tab inside the tray to completely release it from the housing.

Step 6. With a Torx-20 screwdriver, loosen the nut next to the dispenser opening. Pry the control panel off the front of the cabinet (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 7. Unplug the control panel’s wire connector from the main control board. Release the control panel wires from the retainers at the side of the cabinet. Set the control panel assembly aside.

Step 8. Open the door of your machine. With your Torx screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the door lock assembly to the front panel. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver underneath the retaining wire around the door boot seal, then work it around until the wire comes off.

Step 9. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Close the door of the machine. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the three screws at the bottom of the lower front access panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 10. Use your nut-driver to take out the screws at the top and bottom of the main front panel. Carefully detach the front panel from the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 11. Pull the window washer tube and inlet tube from the ports at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 12. Using your nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the top frame brace to the cabinet. Lift the brace, then pull the window washer tube out of the retainer.

Step 13. Pull the dispenser hose out of the port at the top of the drum. Using a 7mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt on the door boot seal’s inner retaining clamp.

Step 14. Peel the door boot seal off the drum and set it aside. Using a 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the top and bottom weights to the front of the drum. Carefully lift each weight off the drum and set it aside.

Step 15. Go to the back of the washing machine, then take the belt off the motor pulley and drive pulley.

Step 16. Using a 24mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley to the tub shaft. Take the pulley off the shaft and set it aside.

Step 17. Disconnect the grounding wire from the motor assembly at the bottom of the tub. Using a 13mm socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the motor to the bottom of the tub.

Step 18. Carefully lift the motor off the tub and set it on the floor of the cabinet. Loosen the screw holding the grounding wire to the bearing hub using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 19. Pull the wires out of the retainers at the back of the tub. Using your Torx screwdriver, loosen then bolts holding the pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub. Take the assembly off and set it aside.

Step 20. Using your 13mm socket wrench, take out the three bolts holding the rear weight to the tub. Lift the weight off the tub and set it aside.

Step 21. Go to the front of the machine, then place a container underneath the pump filter. Turn the filter knob, then let any water that may be stuck in the drum drain out.

Step 22. Once all the water has drained out, put the pump filter back in place. With a pair of pliers, squeeze the retaining clamp holding the sump hose to the bottom of the tub, then slide it out of place.

Step 23. Pull the sump hose off the tub (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 24. Go to the back of the machine, then use your pliers to release the spring clamp securing the second outlet hose to the back of the tub. Pull the hose off the tub.

Step 25. Grab the top of one of the shock absorbers, then rotate it. Pull the shock absorber out of the tub. Repeat this procedure with the other three shocks.

Step 26. Unplug the temperature sensor connector at the bottom of the tub, then pull the wire out of the retainers.

Step 27. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the wire harness retaining bracket off the side of the cabinet.

Step 28. Unhook the two suspension springs from the cabinet. Carefully guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet, then take the suspension springs out of the mounts.

Step 29. Turn the tub assembly over, then set it on the floor face-down. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry off the retaining clips holding the two halves of the outer tub together.

Step 30. Separate the front half of the outer tub from the tub assembly. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the rubber seal out of the groove in the rear half of the outer tub.

Step 31. Discard the old tub seal, then prepare the new one for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 32. Push the new tub seal into the groove of the outer tub. Place the front half of the outer tub back on the tub assembly.

Step 33. Set the tub assembly face-down on the floor. Using a hammer, snap the retaining clips into place to secure the two halves of the drum.

Step 34. Attach the two suspension springs to the mounts on the outer tub. Guide the tub assembly back into the cabinet.

Step 35. Lift the suspension springs and hook them onto the cabinet. Grab each of the four shock absorbers, then push them into the mounts at the bottom of the tub.

Step 36. Mount the rear counter-weight on the drum, then secure it by applying the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 37. Put the grounding wire in place on the bearing hub, then tighten the bolt using your nut-driver. Place the drive pulley on the tub shaft, then use a 24mm socket wrench to apply the bolt.

Step 38. Mount the front weights on the drum. Secure the weights by applying the nuts. Connect the second outlet hose to the port at the upper rear part of the drum. Use pliers to slide the retaining clamp into place.

Step 39. Connect the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub. Using pliers, squeeze the retaining clamp and slide it into place.

Step 40. Remount the motor assembly at the bottom of the tub. Secure the motor by tightening the bolts using your 13mm socket.

Step 41. Plug the grounding wire back into the motor assembly. Put the pressure tube assembly back on the tub, then apply the nuts using your Torx screwdriver.

Step 42. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley.

Step 43. Mount the upper and lower rear braces on the cabinet, then use your nut-driver to apply the nuts.

Step 44. Mount the rear access panel on the cabinet, then use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to apply the nuts.

Step 45. Refit the door boot seal around the front of the tub. Fit the inner retaining wire around the door boot seal, then tighten the bolt using a 7mm socket wrench.

Step 46. Move the dispenser assembly back into place. Connect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the drum.

Step 47. Snap the wire harness retaining bracket onto the side of the cabinet. Connect the window washer tube to the port at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 48. Push the inlet tube into the retainer on the top frame brace. Mount the brace on the cabinet, then use your nut-driver to apply the bolt. Connect the inlet tube to the port on the door boot seal.

Step 49. Reconnect the temperature sensor wire connector to the tub, then secure the wires in the retainers.

Step 50. Mount the main front panel on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the top and bottom using 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 51. Snap the lower access panel on the cabinet, then apply the three bolts at the bottom.

Step 52. Open the door of the machine. Reach behind the front panel and push the door lock back into place. Secure the door lock to the front panel using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 53. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel. Using a flat-blade screwdriver or needle-nosed pliers, fit the outer retaining band around the door boot seal.

Step 54. Pass the control panel wires through the opening on the top frame brace. Snap the control panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the bolt next to the dispenser opening.

Step 55. Slide the detergent tray back into the dispenser. Plug the control panel’s wire harness into the control panel, then secure the wire in the retainers.

Step 56. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to apply the screws at the back.

Step 57. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet and turn the water taps off. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.

4. Damaged Outer Tub

A crack in the outer tub can also cause your washing machine to leak from the bottom. To replace your washing machine’s outer tub, follow the steps below…

Top Loaders

To replace the outer tub in your Maytag top loader washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. It is advised that you disconnect your washing machine from the power outlet and turn the water supply taps off before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution or water leakage.

Step 2. Using pliers if needed, detach the two water supply lines from the back of the washer (it’s best to keep a rag nearby to clean any leaks).

Step 3. Use your pliers to squeeze the retaining clamp holding the drain hose to the port at the back of the cabinet, then slide it out of place. Disconnect the hose from the machine.

Step 4. Loosen the bolt holding the wiring and tube guard to the rear panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 5. Using the nut-driver, take out the screws holding the top panel to the cabinet. Place some tape on the lid of your washing machine to secure it.

Step 6. Lift the top panel assembly, then support it against a wall, or using a lanyard. Pry the tub cover off the tub assembly using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 7. Pry the agitator’s cap off, then loosen the bolt using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Lift the agitator out of the tub, then set it aside.

Step 8. Using a hammer and a tub nut wrench, loosen the bolt holding the inner tub. Lift the inner tub out of the machine and set it aside.

Step 9. With a hammer, carefully knock the drive block off the shaft and set it aside. Lower the top panel assembly onto the cabinet, then use your nut-driver to apply the screws at the back.

Step 10. Carefully tip the washing machine backwards and set it on the floor (if needed, get someone to assist you).

Step 11. Pry the cap off the drain pump assembly, then unplug the wire harness. Release the drain pump wire from the retainer.

Step 12. Using pliers, release the clamp holding the outlet hoses to the pump, then slide them out of place. Pull the hoses off the pump (some water may spill out).

Step 13. With a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the drain pump assembly to the bottom of the tub. Take the pump off the tub and set it aside.

Step 14. Using the nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the belt guard to the transmission assembly. Take the guard off and set it aside.

Step 15. Unplug the wire connectors attached to the start capacitor, drive motor, and shift actuator. With a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the transmission assembly to the bottom of the tub.

Step 16. Carefully detach the transmission assembly from the tub and set it aside. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the wire retainers from the bottom of the outer tub.

Step 17. Lift the machine back onto its feet, then use your nut-driver to take out the bolts securing the top panel. Lift the top panel and support it.

Step 18. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the nuts holding the pressure tube and wire harness retainers to the side of the tub. Pull the air pressure tube off the port on the outer tub.

Step 19. Lift one of the suspension rods, rotate the ball support, and take it off. Repeat this process with the three remaining rods. Carefully lift the outer tub and suspension rods out of the cabinet.

Step 20. Slide each of the four suspension rods out of tub, then set them aside. Discard the old outer tub, then take the new one out of its packaging.

Step 21. Slide each of the four suspension rods through the openings on the new outer tub. Carefully lower the new outer tub and suspension rods into the cabinet.

Step 22. Push each of the suspension rods through the openings on the cabinet, then snap the ball supports on to secure them.

Step 23. Connect the pressure tube to the port at the side of the outer tub. Use your nut-driver to apply the bolt to secure the pressure tube and wire retainers.

Step 24. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet, then secure it by applying the bolts at the back using a nut-driver.

Step 25. Carefully tip the washing machine backwards, then set it on the floor. Snap the wire retainers into the slots at the bottom of the tub.

Step 26. Apply some grease to the provided tub seal included in the outer tub kit. Slide the new seal onto the transmission shaft.

Step 27. Lift the transmission assembly, then mount it on the outer tub. Secure the transmission assembly by applying the bolts using your 10mm socket wrench.

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Step 28. Plug the wire connectors back into the drive motor, shift actuator, and capacitor.

Step 29. Remount the drain pump at the bottom of the tub, then use the 5/16 inch nut-driver to apply the screws.

Step 30. Plug the wire connector back into the terminal on the drain pump assembly. Connect each of the outlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the pump, then use pliers to move the retaining clamps into place.

Step 31. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet. Loosen the bolts at the back securing the top panel.

Step 32. Lift the top panel assembly, then support it. Slide the drive block back onto the transmission shaft. Lower the inner tub onto the shaft.

Step 33. Secure the inner tub by applying the bolt using a hammer and the tub nut wrench. Lower the agitator onto the shaft, then tighten the nut using a 7/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 34. Snap the cap back on the agitator. Snap the tub cover on the tub assembly. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet, then tighten the bolts at the back to secure it.

Step 35. Peel the tape off the lid of your machine. Put the wiring and tub guard back on the rear panel, then secure it by applying the nut.

Step 36. Reconnect the drain hose to the port at the back of the washer, then slide the retaining clamp into place.

Step 37. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the ports at the back of the cabinet. Plug your washer into the outlet and turn the water taps on. See if the leak has stopped by running a wash cycle.

Front Loaders

To replace the outer tub assembly in your Maytag front loader washing machine, follow the steps below…

Outer Tub Front Half

Do the following to replace the front half of your washing machine’s outer tub…

Step 1. Disconnect your appliance from the electrical outlet and turn the water faucets off before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Loosen the three screws at the back of the machine securing the top panel using a Torx-20 screwdriver. Pull the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Using the screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the rear access panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the washer and set it aside.

Step 4. Slide the soap tray out of the housing. Press the little tab in the tray to completely release it from the housing.

Step 5. With your Torx screwdriver, take out the bolts holding the upper and lower rear braces to the back of the cabinet. Take the braces off the machine and set it aside.

Step 6. Carefully take the drive belt off the drive pulley and motor shaft. Disconnect the grounding wire from the motor assembly.

Step 7. Using a 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the motor assembly to the lower part of the tub. Carefully lift the motor off the tub, then set it down on the floor of the cabinet.

Step 8. Use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolt next to the dispenser opening. Pry the control panel off the front of the cabinet (if needed, use a flat-blade screwdriver).

Step 9. Disconnect the control pane’s wire connector from the main control board. Release the panel wires from the retainers at the side of the cabinet. Set the control panel assembly aside.

Step 10. Open the door of your washing machine, then use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolts holding the door switch assembly to the front panel.

Step 11. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the metal wire around the door gasket. Work the screwdriver around until the wire pops off (take care not to damage the gasket).

Step 12. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Use your Torx screwdriver to take out the three screws at the bottom of the lower front access plate. Lift the plate off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 13. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two bolts at the top and bottom of the main front panel. Carefully detach the front panel from the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 14. Detach the inlet and window washer tubes from the ports at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 15. With your screwdriver, take out the bolts holding the top frame brace to the front of the cabinet. Lift the brace, then pull the window washer tube out of the retainer. Set the top frame brace aside.

Step 16. Move the detergent dispenser out of place, then pull the dispenser hose off the port at the top of the drum assembly.

Step 17. Using a 13mm socket wrench, take out the three bolts on each of the weights at the front of the drum. Lift each weight off the drum carefully, then set it aside.

Step 18. Loosen the nut on the inner retaining band securing the door boot seal using a 7mm socket wrench. Pry the drum seal off the front of the drum, then set it aside.

Step 19. Using a 24mm socket wrench, take out the bolt holding the drive pulley to the inner tub shaft. Take the pulley off the tub and set it aside.

Step 20. With the 13mm socket, take out the nuts holding the rear weight to the drum. Lift the weight off the drum and set it aside.

Step 21. Use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolt holding the second grounding wire on the bearing hub. Pull the wires out of the retainers on the tub.

Step 22. With your Torx screwdriver, loosen the nut holding the pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub. Pull the assembly off the tub and set it aside.

Step 23. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the clamp holding the outlet hose to the port at the upper rear of the tub, then slide it out of place. Disconnect the hose from the tub.

Step 24. Go to the front of the machine, then place some rags on the floor in front of the pump filter. Turn the filter knob, then take it out of the housing (expect water to leak).

Step 25. Once all the water has drained out of the pump, put the filter back in place. Using your pliers, release the spring clamp holding the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub.

Step 26. Disconnect the sump hose from the tub. Grab the top of one of the shock absorbers, rotate it, then pull it out of the mount at the bottom of the tub. Repeat this process with the other shock absorbers.

Step 27. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, pry the wire harness retaining bracket off the cabinet.

Step 28. Disconnect the temperature sensor wire connector at the bottom of the tub, then release the wire from the retainers.

Step 29. Lift each of the two suspension springs, then unhook them from the cabinet. Carefully guide the tub out of the cabinet.

Step 30. Unhook the suspension springs from the tub mounts. Set the drum assembly on the floor face-down.

Step 31. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry off the retaining clips holding the to halves of the drum together.

Step 32. Pull the temperature sensor out of the port on the front half of the outer tub (you can apply some liquid soap to make this easier).

Step 33. Set the old outer tub front half aside, the prepare the new one for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 34. Push the temperature sensor through the opening on the new outer tub front half.

Step 35. Put the two halves of the outer tub together, then secure them by snapping the retaining clips on using a hammer.

Step 36. Hook the two suspension springs onto the tub assembly. Guide the tub back into the cabinet.

Step 37. Lift the two suspension springs and attach them to the mounts on the cabinet. Push each of the four shock absorbers into the mounts at the bottom of the tub.

Step 38. Mount the front weights on the drum, then secure them by applying the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 39. Go to the back of the machine and mount the rear weight on the drum. Use the 13mm socket to secure the weight.

Step 40. Reattach the outlet hose to the port at the upper rear part of the tub. Using pliers, slide the retaining clamp into place.

Step 41. Reconnect the tub-to-pump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub, then secure it with the retaining clamp.

Step 42. Mount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub, then use the 13mm socket wrench to apply the bolts. Plug the grounding wire into the motor assembly.

Step 43. Plug the wire connector to the temperature sensor at the bottom of the tub, then secure the wire in the retainer.

Step 44. Use your screwdriver to apply the nut on the second grounding wire near the bearing hub. Push the wires into the slots at the back of the tub.

Step 45. Reconnect the pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub, then use your Torx-20 screwdriver to apply the nut.

Step 46. Place the drive pulley on the tub shaft. Secure the pulley by tightening the bolt using your 24mm socket wrench.

Step 47. Loop the drive belt around the motor and drive pulley (ensure that the belt is turned with the grooved side facing inwards).

Step 48. Place the two rear braces on the cabinet. Secure the braces by applying the nuts with your Torx screwdriver.

Step 49. Mount the rear access panel on the cabinet, then use your screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 50. Refit the door gasket around the drum opening. Fit the inner retaining band around the drum opening, then use a 7mm socket to tighten the bolt.

Step 51. Remount the dispenser assembly on the cabinet, then reconnect the hose to the port at the top of the drum.

Step 52. Snap the wire harness retaining bracket onto the cabinet. Connect the inlet tube to the port on the door gasket.

Step 53. Push the window washer tube into the retainer on the the top frame brace. Mount the brace on the cabinet, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the nut.

Step 54. Reconnect the window washer tube to the door boot seal. Mount the main front panel on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the top and bottom.

Step 55. Mount the lower access plate on the machine, then tighten the three screws at the bottom.

Step 56. Open the door of your washing machine and push the door switch assembly back into place. Secure the door switch by applying the Torx screws.

Step 57. Fit the door gasket around the front panel. Using needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, fit the outer retaining wire around the gasket.

Step 58. Pass the control panel’s wires through the opening on the top frame brace. Secure the control panel wires in the retainers, then plug the connector into the main control board.

Step 59. Snap the control panel onto the cabinet, then tighten the screw next to the dispenser opening.

Step 60. Slide the detergent tray into the housing. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then tighten the three screws at the back.

Step 61. Reconnect your washing machine to the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply taps on. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.

Outer Tub Rear Half

Follow the steps below to replace the rear half of the outer tub in your Maytag front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Make sure to turn your washing machine’s water supply taps off and disconnect the power cord from the outlet in order to prevent leaks or electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the front of the washer and pull the soap tray out. Press the little tab in the soap tray to release it from the dispenser.

Step 3. Using a Torx-20 screwdriver, take out the screws at the back of the cabinet holding the top panel. Slide the panel backwards and lift it off the machine.

Step 4. Take out the nuts holding the rear access panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 5. With your Torx screwdriver, take out the screws holding the lower and upper support braces to the back of the cabinet. Take the braces off and set them aside.

Step 6. Carefully rotate the drive pulley and take the belt off. Using a 24mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley to the motor shaft. Take the pulley off and set it aside.

Step 7. Detach the grounding wire attached to the motor assembly. Loosen the nuts holding the motor to the tub mounts using a 13mm socket wrench. Carefully lift the motor off the tub, then set it on the floor of the cabinet.

Step 8. With a Torx screwdriver, take out the nut holding the grounding wire to the bearing hub. Pull the grounding wire out of the retaining slots at the back of the tub.

Step 9. Go to the front of the machine, then take out the three screws holding the lower access panel. Take the panel off the washer and set it aside.

Step 10. Disconnect the control panel’s wire connector from the control board, then take the wire out of the retainer.

Step 11. Using your screwdriver, take out the bolt next to the dispenser opening on the control pry the control panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 12. Open your washing machine’s door. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver underneath the retaining wire around the door gasket. Carefully work the screwdriver around until the wire pops off.

Step 13. Peel the door boot seal off the front of the cabinet. Loosen the bolts holding the door switch assembly to the front panel using your Torx screwdriver.

Step 14. Take out the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 15. Disconnect the inlet tub and window washer tube from the port at the top of the door boot seal.

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Step 16. Loosen the nuts holding the top frame brace to the cabinet. Lift the brace, then pull the window washer tube out of the retainer.

Step 17. Take out the bolts securing the upper and lower weights to the drum using a 13mm socket wrench. Lift the weight off the drum and set it aside.

Step 18. Go to the back of the washer, then loosen the screws securing the rear weight. Lift the weight off the drum assembly.

Step 19. Using a 7mm socket wrench, loosen the nut on the inner retaining band securing the door boot seal. Peel the door boot seal off the front of the drum, then set it aside.

Step 20. Move the detergent dispenser out of place, then disconnect the dispenser hose from the port at the top of the drum.

Step 21. Place a container underneath the pump filter at the lower front of your washer. Turn the pump filter knob and take it out (expect a lot of water).

Step 22. Once all the water has drained out of the pump, put the filter back in place. Unplug the temperature sensor wire connector at the bottom of the tub.

Step 23. Using pliers, release the spring clamp holding the sump hose to the bottom of the tub. Disconnect the hose from the tub (keep a rag nearby to clean any leaks).

Step 24. Go to the back of the machine, then use your pliers to release the spring clamp holding the second outlet hose to the back of the tub. Detach the hose from the machine.

Step 25. Using your Torx screwdriver, take out the nut holding the pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub. Detach the assembly from the tub (some water may spill).

Step 26. Grab the top of one of the shock absorbers, rotate it, then pull it out of the tub. Repeat this procedure with the other shocks.

Step 27. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the wire harness retaining bracket off the cabinet. Lift the two suspension springs and unhook them from the cabinet.

Step 28. Guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet. Detach the two suspension springs from the tub assembly.

Step 29. Turn the tub assembly and set it on the floor face-down. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry off all the retaining clips securing the two halves of the drum.

Step 30. Separate the front half of the outer tub from the tub assembly and set it aside. Lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub.

Step 31. Take your new outer tub rear half out of its packaging. Apply some of the provided grease to the bearings in the new tub.

Step 32. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to push the new provided tub seal into the groove of the rear half of the outer tub.

Step 33. Using your screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the motor cover to the old tub. Transfer the cover to the new tub and apply the bolts.

Step 34. Lower the inner tub onto the rear half of the outer tub. Snap the two halves of the outer tub together.

Step 35. Use a hammer to snap the retaining clips to secure the two halves of the drum. Attach the two suspension springs to the tub mounts.

Step 36. Guide the tub assembly into the cabinet. Lift the two springs and hook them onto the cabinet.

Step 37. Push each of the four shock absorbers into the mounts at the bottom of the tub. Mount the rear counter-weight on the drum, then use a 13mm socket wrench to apply the bolts.

Step 38. Go to the front of the machine, then mount the two front weights onto the tub. Apply the bolts to the weights using a 13mm socket wrench.

Step 39. Refit the door boot seal around the drum opening. Fit the inner retaining band around the seal, then use a 7mm socket wrench to tighten the bolts.

Step 40. Connect the outlet hose to the port at the upper rear side of the tub. Use your pliers to slide the retaining clamp into place.

Step 41. Reconnect the sump hose to the bottom of the tub, then slide the spring clamp into place.

Step 42. Remount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub, then use a 13mm socket wrench to apply the nuts.

Step 43. Plug the grounding wire to the motor assembly. Connect the pressure tube assembly to the back of the outer tub, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the nut.

Step 44. Reapply the nut on the grounding wire near the bearing hub using your screwdriver.

Step 45. Place the drive pulley on the inner tub shaft. Using a 24mm socket wrench, tighten the drive pulley bolt.

Step 46. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt around the drive pulley and motor pulley.

Step 47. Mount the rear braces on the cabinet, then use your screwdriver to apply the nuts. Mount the main rear panel on the machine, then apply the bolt.

Step 48. Plug the temperature sensor wire connector back in, then secure the wires in the retainers at the bottom of the tub.

Step 49. Move the detergent dispenser assembly back into place. Reconnect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the outer tub.

Step 50. Snap the wire harness retaining bracket onto the cabinet. Reconnect the inlet tube to the port at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 51. Secure the window washer tube in the top frame brace retainer. Mount the top frame brace on the cabinet, then tighten the screws.

Step 52. Reconnect the window washer tube to the port on the door boot seal. Remount the main front panel on the cabinet, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws.

Step 53. Open the door of the washer, then push the door lock back into place. Tighten the door lock screws using a screwdriver.

Step 54. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel. With a flat-blade screwdriver, refit the outer retaining wire around the door boot seal (take care not to puncture it.

Step 55. Snap the lower front access panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the three screws at the bottom.

Step 56. Pass the control panel wires through the opening on the top frame brace. Plug the control panel wire connector into the main control board, then secure the wire in the retainers.

Step 57. Snap the control panel on the cabinet, then use a Torx screwdriver to apply the nut next to the dispenser opening. Slide the detergent tray back into the dispenser.

Step 58. Remount the top panel on the cabinet. Secure the top panel by tightening the three screws with your screwdriver.

Step 59. Reconnect your washing machine to the electrical outlet, then turn the COLD and HOT water supply taps back on. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.

Maytag Washing Machine Is Leaking From Door — How To Fix

If your Maytag washing machine is leaking from the door, it indicates that the door boot seal is damaged. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, it is advised that you disconnect your washing machine from the electrical outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2 Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the screws at the back of your machine holding the top panel. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Slide the soap tray out of the housing. Press the little tab in the tray to completely release it from the housing.

Step 4. Using a Torx screwdriver, loosen the bolt next to the dispenser opening. Use the 1/4 inch nut-driver to take out the screws at the the top of the control panel.

Step 5. Pry the control panel off and set it on top of the cabinet. Open your washing machine’s door, then loosen the screws holding the door lock to the front panel using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 6. Using needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, take the retaining wire off the door boot seal (take care not to puncture the seal). Peel the door boot seal off the front panel.

Step 7. With someone assisting you, tip your washing machine backwards and place a support under the front panel.

Step 8. Loosen the four bolts at the bottom of the front panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Carefully set the machine back onto its feet.

Step 9. Take out the bolts at the top of the front panel using a 5/16 inch nut-driver. Carefully lift the front panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 10. Pull the dispenser inlet hose off the port at the top of the door boot seal. Using a Philips screwdriver, loosen the nut holding the inner retaining clamp to the door boot seal.

Step 11. Peel the door boot seal off the drum opening, then set it aside. Prepare the new door gasket for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 12. Fit the new door boot seal around the drum. Fit the inner retaining wire around the seal, then tighten the nut using your screwdriver.

Step 13. Connect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the door boot seal. Lift the main front panel and mount it on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the top using a 5/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 14. Tip the machine backwards carefully, then use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to apply the bolts at the bottom.

Step 15. Carefully set your washing machine back onto its feet. Snap the control panel onto the cabinet, then use your nut-drover to apply the screws at the top.

Step 16. Use the Torx screwdriver to apply the nut next to the dispenser opening. Slid the soap tray back into the dispenser.

Step 17. Open the door of your washing machine. Push the door lock back into place, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 18. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel. Use your flat-blade screwdriver to fit the outer retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 19. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the three screws at the back using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 20. Reconnect your washing machine to the electrical outlet, then ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a cycle.

Maytag Washing Machine Is Leaking From Dispenser — Solved

If your Maytag washing machine is leaking from the dispenser, here are the issues to look for…

1. Damaged Dispenser Hose

A damaged dispenser hose will cause your washing machine to leak during cycles. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage, make sure to disconnect your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, carefully pry off the retaining wire holding the door boot seal to the front panel. Peel the door gasket off the front panel.

Step 3. Pull the dispenser hose off the port at the top of the door boot seal. Reach behind the front panel and release the spring clamp holding the outlet hose to the dispenser. Disconnect the hose from the assembly and discard it.

Step 4. Prepare your new washing machine dispenser hose for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 5. Connect one end of the hose to the port on the dispenser, then use pliers to move the retaining clamp in place.

Step 6. Connect the other end of the dispenser hose to the port on the door boot seal. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel.

Step 7. Fit the retaining wire around the door boot seal using needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 8. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet. To ensure that the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.

2. Cracked Dispenser Assembly

To replace a cracked detergent dispenser in your Maytag washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution or water leakage, it is advised that you disconnect your washing machine from the electrical outlet and turn the water taps off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Take out the screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Go to the front of the machine, then slide the soap tray out of the dispenser. Press the little tab in the soap tray to release it from the housing.

Step 4. Using a Torx screwdriver, loosen the two screws next to the dispenser opening. Use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to take out the nuts at the top of the control panel.

Step 5. Move the dispenser assembly away from the control panel. Using a pair of pliers, release the spring clamp holding the outlet hose to the bottom of the dispenser.

Step 6. Use a pair of needle nosed pliers to release the clamps on the dispenser hoses attached to the inlet valve assembly. Pull each hose off the inlet valve (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 7. Pull the dispenser and hose assembly out of the cabinet, then set them aside. Take your new washing machine detergent dispenser out of its packaging.

Step 8. Slide the soap tray out of the new dispenser, then press the tab inside to completely release it from the housing.

Step 9. Connect the new inlet valve tubes to the ports on the new dispenser assembly, then use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to tighten the bolts on the clamps.

Step 10. Install the new dispenser assembly in the cabinet. Connect the outlet hose to the port at the bottom of the new dispenser, then move the retaining clamp into place using pliers.

Step 11. Connect the new inlet hoses to their corresponding ports on the inlet valve assembly. Tighten the connections by sliding the retaining clamps into place.

Step 12. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, tighten the bolts at the top of the control panel. Use a Torx screwdriver to tighten the two screws next to the dispenser opening.

Step 13. Turn the old soap tray over and set it on the floor. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, release the tabs holding the soap tray handle.

Step 14. Snap the handle onto the new tray, then slide it into the dispenser assembly. Remount the top panel on the cabinet, then tighten the three screws at the back using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 15. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then try running a wash cycle to ensure that the leakage has stopped.