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LA8640 Maytag Washer - Overview

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$24.68

Belt Kit

This kit includes both the drive belt and the pump belt which are both "V" shaped.

$23.66

Water Inlet Valve

This part has two ports for water to enter. It is blue and is intended for use with many washing machines and comes with a multi-mount bracket and an outlet adaptor.

$50.48

Mounting Stem/Tub Seal Kit

This kit comes with hub assembly, agitator seal and spanner nut. If your washer leaks once full (with or without clothes in it) or leaks during agitation, then you should replace t...

$5.15

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

$9.91

Rubber Injector Valve

This part is commonly known to cause a leak at the top left corner of the outer tub. It fits over the injector nozzle.

$6.08

Rubber Foot Pad

This foot pad is just over an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of rubber and is gray in color. This pad is intended for use with washers and some dryers.

$20.55

Lid Switch

This two and a half inch long lid switch is used for washing machines that do not have a tub light.

$10.35

Adjustable Levelling Leg

Sold Individually. This adjustable leveling leg comes with a stop nut.

$5.15

Hose Clamp

$36.43

Lid Switch Assembly

This black lid switch assembly comes complete with a bracket, two switches, and a fuse. An open fuse might indicate that the lid switch is bad. The point of the lid switch is for the tub to stop spinning when the washer lid is opened. It is a safety precaution just in case someone decides to stick their hand inside the washer while the tub is spinning.

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water leaking from around center shaft below fixed tub

  • Customer: douglas from bonita springs, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 411 of 421 people found this instruction helpful
My washer is 5 years old and water began to leak on the floor. I took off the front panel and filled the tub. Water did not leak immediately, but after the tub filled with about 3-4 inches of water, the water began to leak from a rubber washer between the fixed tub and the drive shaft. I looked online for exploded diagrams of Maytag washers, when I came a... read more

Drum would not drain and there was a banging noise when the drum spun

  • Customer: Charles from Whitman, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 235 of 124 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the 2 phillips screws on the bottom of the front panel. Then checked around to find the belts were actually below the floor panel.
I pulled the washing machine away from the wall and tilted it bacwards and found the pump belt was off the pully and the drive belt was badly damaged. I replaced the 2 belts which took no tools and about 3 minutes ... read more

Cold water valve only opened to a trickle

  • Customer: Brian from El Cajon, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 168 of 176 people found this instruction helpful
I started by unplugging the appliance and then shut off the hot and cold water faucets then I disconnected and drained the hoses. Next, I removed the two screws that held the valve assembly in place. I then pulled the assembly out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wire plugs. The last step was to loosen the hose clamp on the outlet hose and pull off... read more