30 year old washer started to leak on left side

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelA408

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Richard From Ridgefield, CT

Dec 29, 2009

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Noticed small pool of water on left side. Diagnosed it was injector tube. Ordered parts.

Removed front panel by removing two phillips screws and then pushed down to disengage spring clips.

Used nutdriver to remover two bolts holding top cover and then undid bleach dispenser hose.

Lifted top cover and removed clamps holding injector and fill. Replaced using 1 1/16" Stainless steel screw clamps.

THIS WAS THE FIRST REPAIR EVER ON THIS WASHER!! SIMPLY AMAZING PERFORMANCE. STILL SPINS AT HIGH RPM AND IS QUIET. Bought for my folks as a gift in 1979.

This is the reason I bought the last Maytag top loaders made in '05. Also had another one 24 years with only one repair.

Parts Select, thank you! Parts arrived in three days.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Plastic Injector Nozzle

Part Number: PS2018687

$4.06
In Stock

Rubber Injector Valve

Part Number: PS2019175

$8.07
In Stock

Spring Retaining Clip

Part Number: PS2019681

$2.70
In Stock

Injector Sleeve Bracket - Side Mounting

Part Number: PS2022105

$4.01
In Stock