washer was leaking onto the floor

ApplianceMaytag Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Richard From Ashley Falls, MA

Apr 17, 2008

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First I disconnected the power and turned off the water supply. Then removed the front panel of the washer by removing the two phillips head screws from the lower left and right front of the machine. I then removed the four hex screws at the corners of the top of the machine using a socket set. The two screws in the front of the top come out through the inside and the two screws in the back come out through the access holes in the top. Next I disconnected the bleach/softener tube from the upper end to allow the lid to be raised. Then I swung the right hand side of the lid up fully and rested it on the left hand side support using the braces provided on the lid and resting the weight on the attached support string. The injector valve, inector nozzle and injector bracket are right on top on the left hand side. The bracket is taken out by removing one hex screw on the underside of the bracket. The valve and nozzle are removed by loosening the hex screw on the hose clamp, To replace, first assemble the rubber sleeve and plastic injector. The large end of the plastic injector should fit squarely into the slot of the rubber sleeve. To insert this assembly back into the molded end of the injector hose I used a small amout of laundry detergent to lubricate the large end of the rubber sleeve. This allowed the part to slide in without displacing the rubber sleeve from the plastic injector nozzle. Now, I replaced the associated parts (lid and front panel) and turned the water on and plugged the washer back in. No more leak. Thanks to PartSelect.com my repair was easy. I did not need to replace the injector sleeve bracket but purchased the new one in case I broke the old one during the repair.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Plastic Injector Nozzle (Now subbed to Plastic Injector Nozzle)

Part Number: PS2018687

$4.06
In Stock

Rubber Injector Valve (Now subbed to Rubber Injector Valve)

Part Number: PS2019175

$8.56
In Stock

Injector Sleeve Bracket (Now subbed to Injector Sleeve Bracket - Side Mounting)

Part Number: PS2022105

$4.01
In Stock