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A104 Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Cold water coming into washer VERY, VERY slowly

  • Customer: Grace from New Auburn WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband did the repair. Since he owned a laundry quite a few years ago, he knew what he was doing. After hooking everything back up, the cold water was coming in hot. When hooking up the hoses, he had hooked the cold into the top intake. After watching the online video, he realized that the plate that was to be installed over the hoses, on the back of the washer, clearly stated "H" on top and "C" on the bottom. So we switched the position of the hoses and everything ran perfectly after that. I would suggest to ANYONE doing this repair, to watch the online video first, before starting, because it is very, very helpful.

water would not drain in washer tub, clothes were still very wet. starting with the hose

  • Customer: Leo from Seaside CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Moved washer away from wall. Removed rear panel (4 screws). removed hose bracket (1 screw). use vicegrip to "open" hose spring clamp. Removed old hose, slipped spring hose clamp over new hose. "Opened" spring hose clamp put new hose over washer drain, released vicegrip. Assemble in reverse.

Washer would no longer drain the tub

  • Customer: Robert from Anna TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied washing machine tub with a small plastic bowl into a 5 gallon bucket, finihsing up last bit of water by soaking it up with towels. I next removed front panel on washing machine by unscrewing two screws on the bottom front, left and right, to gain access to the pump. Loosened two hose clamps and detached two hoses, catching remining water from washertub. moved washer out from wall about 3 feet and tilted washer back towards wall so I could access the inderneath of washer to lossen three bolts that held pump in place. removed belt from pum to motor and examined fro glaze or wear (none detected) and then removed pum and reversed steps to install new pump, reinstalling belt faily loosly, per instructions. Tried washer to see if ssue resolved and once confirmed, replaced the front panel. Have done multiple washes since then (at least 10) and no further issues. Very economical solution (under $100) and sense of pride with fixing applianmce myself. This web page was very informative and saved me a lot of money and time. Thanks!

The washer began leaking which indicated a problem.

  • Customer: Kevin from Youngsville NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions from the video on the site. It went more difficult than the video showed but it was due to the washer. The instructions were very good. The only really difficult step was taking the bearing sleeve off of the transmission shaft. I ended up with a Dremmel tool and cutting it off. It only took 5 minutes, if that long. The washer has run very well since the repair.

Tub was always going out of balance even when level

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Gloucester VA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put the parts on as described in your on-line videos. Was never able to get the metal sleeve off the old machine while installing the Mounting Stem/Tub Seal Kit. I didn't want to cut the sleeve for fear that I wouldn't be able to install the new one and ruin the machine. Video needs to address that issue more fully. Chances are that if these parts need replaced, then the sleeve will be as tight as ours - they won't just slide off like the video shows.

washer emitted a burning smell

  • Customer: James B from Colonial Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I assumed the belts were bad and were slipping on the pulleys. It took about 10 minutes to install the new belts, however the problem was in the washer transmission which was a difficult and expensive repair and after 22 years of fauless operation,

Tub seal leaking water.

  • Customer: Ryan from Ida Grove IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unplug machine, Remove front cover. Lift the top up and back. Take off the plastic spin basket top. Remove the aggitator. Remove the mounting stem nut, set screw, and remove the spin basket. Remove the mounting stem. Unbolt the three tub support brackets. take off the bleach dispenser hose, the pump hose, and the water level sensor. lift out the tub. push out the old seal and bearing. Clean everything and install the new seal. Reinstall the tub including the mounting stem seal. replace the spin basket. replace the plastic top. Hook up all the hoses. Replace the top. Cycle the machine and check for leaks before replacing the front cover.

VALVE WAS NOT ON A PLATE AS INSTUCTION

  • Customer: Ron from Golden valley MN
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
HAD TO TAKE THE BACK OFF TO REPLACE VALVE

on spin we notice water from the bottom(underneath)the washing machine.

  • Customer: Ronald D. from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did it per the video on line and was a snap.I don't have issue recomending the web site to my freinds who want to do repairs themselves.

Burning rubber smell with moderate/heavy loads

  • Customer: Martin from Denville NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Short videos were all I needed to see - the replacement of the two belts were simple - washer working perfectly now.

leaking out the left side of the washer

  • Customer: Dale from International Falls MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the two screws in the front, lifted up the top loosened the hose clamp replaced worn out parts with new ones and reassembled. Thanks for the video.

Water running out of washing machine when filling

  • Customer: Maria from McLeansville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair easy once diagnosed. On-Line video instructions tells exactly how to repair.

Drive belt was worn by age.

  • Customer: Robert from American Canyon CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have many years in maintenance and repair of ships of the US Navy. I therefore am appreciative of how you guys put this together. I received the belts on next day delivery and the video made it extarordinarly easy. Nice going. Well put together. Robert, American Canyon, CA

wash but not spin during spin mode

  • Customer: tam from San Francisco AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow the instruction from Partselect video. Strongly suggest to get all the tools ready, before you start.

washer kept filling up

  • Customer: R from ALTHA FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I didn't expect a problem, but watched the video anyway, it was right on the money. Make sure to use a new clamp for the hose.
All Instructions for the A104
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