Water leak noted on floor at front of washer and at sides

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelA510

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Jeff From Moorpark, CA

Oct 25, 2008

22 out of 25 people found this instruction helpful

Occasional noted leak became worse and I had a repair service out. Incorrect detection of outer tub seal made so cancelled them and read comments about raising the top. Did so just at start of a rinse cycle to see soapy water shoot from top of syphon break then continue to dribble out through tub empty process--this is what had cause the water to flow down the interior drain hose and out through the side and bottom near the pump.

Ordered all the parts shown here and they arrived just in time for planned work. Did not need or use the clamp and gasket purchased as the gasket was included in the break package and I really like the old-style clamps much better.

Replaced the break and the elbow and put it back together. Things went south on a rinse as water shot out the back hose at the new elbow. I had not realized the size of the new elbow was smaller than the original. Went back to the old elbow but it bothered me that it would still move when the 4 assembly bolt-screws were completely tight.

So far this seems to have worked. There does not seem to be any leaking at all. For those who read this, the job could be done in about and hour for less than I spent if you observe and diagnose properly. It appears that the washer at the end of the Syphon Break wore out and that is what caused the leak.

Thanks much to PartSelect for being in business and to all the posters on this site for helping everyone to get these things done right!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hose Clamp

Part Number: PS334591

$2.70
In Stock

Syphon Break (Now subbed to Siphon Break Connector Kit)

Part Number: PS2017342

$21.77
In Stock

Syphon Break Elbow Kit with Clamp

Part Number: PS2017573

$14.39
In Stock

Syphon Break Gasket (Now subbed to Syphon Break Gasket)

Part Number: PS2018876

$24.70
In Stock