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A104 Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Water leaking out of the top of the machine behind the control panel when in the fill cycle

  • Customer: Steven from Shawnee KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Called an appliance service center. They said most likely the injector nozzle. The PartSelect web site confirmed so. I watched the 10 minute video. Pulled off front panel which was the second most difficult task. The clips at the top flew out. Opened top, verifed the nozzle injector (hose) was leaking. Ordered part and installed. Since the clips popped out, there did not seem to be a sure way for their fit, to secure the top of the front panel, to the machine. That was the most difficult part of the repair. Works great. My mother was going to buy a new machine and the solution was a $13 part.

Cold water wouldn't turn on

  • Customer: James from Bloomington IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Basically the instructional video video for replacing the valve was great, but pretty obvious. Unplugged the machine. Shut off the water and disconnected the hoses (if the shutoffs are old you might need a pipe wrench or large pliers to get them completely shut off). I kept an old towel on the floor to sop up drippage. Removed the screw that holds the plate, then the two that hold the valve, all with 1/4 inch socket driver. Remove wires, loosen hose clamp on inlet hose but make sure it won't fall down into the machine. The video showed how to rotate the contacts so that they were aimed the same as on my old valve - pry up on the frame with a screwdriver and rotate until it clicks into the other slot. Just reverse the procedure with the new valve - orange and white wires to top (hot) valve, blue and white to cold. 15-20 minutes if all goes well. Note, the plate and valve attachment screws may not all be the same length even though they look the same. My problems were due to the very old washing machine. The clamp for the inlet hose was an old type that could not be loosened and had to be torn apart, luckily I had a modern 1/2 inch clamp on hand to replace it with. I had to bend the plate a little to get the attachment screw hole to line up with the hole in the washer. Also the connecting hose washers were too old and had to be replaced. I would suggest replacing these in any case and using a large pliers to get them snugly tightened.

the washer was leaking from the bottom

  • Customer: edwardr from Mauldin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I followed the step by step instructions on the video and it worked to a (T). You guys are the best. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely Eddie .

Drain Pump was leaking

  • Customer: Elise from Temecula CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am not going to describe the repair. The video that Part Select has on their website is exactly how our repair went. Very simple. This is the second time we have used Part Select. They have saved us a lot of money on repairmen or new purchases. I would definitely use them in the future. The videos are so easy to follow anybody can make the repairs. Also, the delivery company not only misdelivered the part but, they damaged it. When I called Part Select about the part being damaged, they immediately sent out a new part without any questions. Why aren't all companies this awesome?!

Making noise when selected hot water

  • Customer: Harold from Birmingham IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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First I looked it up on the computer and clicked on Part Select's page and it came up with the part needed and then I watched the video on installing the part. It was easy to follow their instructions and the repair was made. I was so pleased with everything I ran across a man in the hardware store this morning and he was having cloths dryer trouble that I told him to just click on your site and the rest would be easy. He said he would do that. In fact I took the Wife out to dinner on just part of what money you saved me. Thanks, Harold

Washer was leaking water on to the floor.

  • Customer: Floyd from Fairfield CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and everthing went pretty well. The only problem I had was removing the Clamp Nut. My Washer is more than 10yrs. old so there is a lot of water and lime build up. I use a Cole Chisel and a Ball Pen Hammer to break the Clamp Nut. Because you can dispose of it anyway a new Clamp Nut comes with your Mounting Stem/Tub Seal Kit. The Tub wrench comes in handy for removing the Mounting Stem and to reseat the Mounting Stem. You are also going to need the Tub Wrench for reseating the Clamp Nut. You can order a Tub Wrench online there are various web sites.

Siphon elbow broke off

  • Customer: Rick Van from Jenison MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Oh no! Imagine my shock and horror when I pulled the wash machine away from the wall, and the hose stayed behind...my dear wifey is going to be furious!!! I immediately informed her of this issue, and after ducking some thrown laundry, immediately went on partselect.com. Thankfully I'd ordered the siphon break kit earlier, so was able find the elbow immediately. I ordered it next day shipping, and it arrived one business day after. I undid the nuts around the siphon break, opened up access panel in back, removed the siphon break, installed the new elbow, reinstalled the nuts carefully (tightened one at a time going around the elbow until they were all tight), and then recovered the access panel. Viola, piece of cake!! Happy wife could now resume her laundry duties.

Water constanty running and not draining

  • Customer: Atze N. from White Plains VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was very easy. I watched the video once and followed all the instructions to replace the water inlet valve, injector valve and nozzle. If I see it done once, I can do the repair. I was very impressed with PartSelect's web site, instructions and video. I'm glad my wife found you on the web. Will do business with you again.

Water leaking out of the siphon break connection

  • Customer: Gregory from Grosse Pointe MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Install new siphon break connector: 1. Loosened the clamp holding the drain hose in place on the elbow at the rear of the washer. Removed the hose from the elbow. 2. Removed the round upper access plate on the rear of the washer. 3. Removed the 4 screws holding the elbow in place, thereby releasing the siphon break connector and internal drain hose inside the washer cabinet. 4. Reached through the access port, grasped the siphon break connector end of the internal drain hose, pulled it through the access port. 5. Loosened and removed the clamp on hose, then removed the old siphon break connector from the end of the hose. 6. Installed the new siphon break connector onto the hose, clamped it in place, then returned the hose into the washer cabinet through the access port and positioned it onto the elbow, tightened the part down by reinstalling 4 screws at elbow on rear of the washer and then reconnected/clamped the external drain hose onto the elbow and replaced the access port cover.
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