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A104 Maytag Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for A104 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the A104
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Washer terribly out of balance; shakes and moves around.

  • Customer: Dennis from Lake Charles, LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exactly by the instructions that came with the new parts. Kit does not include glue; purchased an all purpose tube at local auto parts store. Removing residual glue from old pads on the hub was the most difficult part. Used a razor scraper after trying paint stripper. Washer runs very smooth now.

Washer would not fill with cold water on cold wash cycle or any rinse cycle.

  • Customer: Carol from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was pretty simple, as I was able to access the valve from the rear of the washer without having to remove any large panels. All I had to do was disconnect the water supply hoses, and remove a small cover at the rear of the washer (the valve is mounted to this cover). Cleaning the electrical connectors, which were lightly corroded, took longer than anything else. Replacing the valve with the new one was just a matter of making sure the electrical connections, and the hot and cold water supply hoses were attached in the same places as the old installation. There is also a water outlet nipple on the top of the valve which had to be connected to the inlet hose, and I replaced the old clamp with a new one, which I believe is always a good idea. Two screws attach the valve to the cover, and two more screws attach the cover/valve assembly to the washer.

Change belt

  • Customer: Martin from Sonoma, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged washer from power source. Disconnected hose lines. Moved washer forward and tilted. Loosened 3 screws with nut driver and removed belt. Installed new belt per instructions. Adjusted belt tension and tightened 3 screws.Connected hoses. Moved washer back and plugged it in to the electrical outlet. It all went well as long as I don't get the wrong charge on my debit card. Thank you

Water pump needed to be replaced

  • Customer: Mary from Palm City, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pump was eazy to replace the clean up took longer than the fix.

leaking water

  • Customer: Orlando from Teaneck, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got ipad and follow direccions on utube.

replaced water pump

  • Customer: Tanya from Clintwood, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The water pulley wheel kept seperating from the pulley shaft after numberous attempts with plumbers glue, the problem kept repeating therefor replacement was necessary. After ordering the part it was able to be replaced with the new pump and fast, washer running like new. Thank you so much.

Water inlet body developed a leak in the plastic molded body.

  • Customer: Darrell from Powell, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed hoses and inlet valve from washer, replaced inlet valve by attaching the electrical connectors, reattached new water lines, returned inlet valve to its place in rear of washer. Checked for leaks, washed a load of clothes, everything worked properly.

When warm water was specified, the washer leaked

  • Customer: Byron from Old Tappan, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My nephew followed directions in the repair video. Washer no longer leaks when warm water is specified.

Leaking

  • Customer: Mike from Franklin Park, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wached the six min. Video you sent me,so helpful what a great idea so the job only took me about five min. Thanks Mike

water leaking from injector hose air gap

  • Customer: pam from rapid city, SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old and put on new. Still leaked. Removed new. Took it apart. Reviewed 2 inch piece that fits into air gap piece. Was not like old piece. Rubber housing on plastic "valve" was not fitted correctly. Fiddled with it until it appeared as the old one. Put it back together. No leak. Would be a good idea for you to check to make sure the pieces are put together correctly.

cold water was not flowing into wash tub

  • Customer: PATRICK from HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video on PartSelect, I ordered the part and received it the next day! The hoses involved were over 24 years old and is the only reason it took longer than about 10 minutes. The hot water hose was dificult to remove. Once I removed the hose, the old water inlet valve was replaced with the new valve within minutes...quick as per the video. The washer is back and was down for less than 1 full day.

mixing valve cold water solenoid not working. Cold water wasn't filling.

  • Customer: jon from hartford city, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off hot and cold water supply and removed hoses from mixing valve. I unplugged the machine and removed the screw holding the plate that the valve is connected to. I removed the plate and valve and used my smart phone camera to photograph the wiring connections. The next step included removing the wires, the hose and clamp. Remove the valve from the plate. Reverse the procedure for installation. Make sure that the valve and plate are adjusted as far from the drum to prevent contact when the machine is going through spin cycles. The procedure took about 10 minutes and fixed the problem. You have to love Maytag for their reliability and ease of maintenance.

The drain pump was flinging water out when it was draining.

  • Customer: Robert A from Palmetto, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the front panel off and was able to easily access and remove the leaking drain pump. Then I propped the front of the washer up onto some boards so that I could put the two pulleys back onto the new pump, then I just tightened the three bolts in order to tighten the pulleys. However,when I started another load of wash there was a leak in the bottom of the tub, so I removed the new pump and went out and bought a new washer, figuring that our 13-year-old Maytag was going to cost more to fix than to buy a new washer. Then I wrapped up the new pump and sent it back. Thanks for all your help and for letting me send back the new part...I received confirmation of my refund today. Bob Trautman

Cold water was just dribbling into the washer and the hot water pressure was diminished, also.

  • Customer: Susan from Camano Island, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected the electric plug and removed the water hoses from the washer. Took off the old water inlet valve under a plate on the washer and hooked in the new one. As we dismantled each section of the valve hook-up we connected that area of the new valve to be sure we got it connected correctly.

slow and noisy cold water inlet

  • Customer: Thomas from Alice, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the front panel by removing the screws at the bottom of the panel; remove the screws holding top and swing back on hinges; loosen the screws on the back holding the valve and replace the valve following how the defective one was attached and then reverse the operation.
All Instructions for the A104
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