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MAH8700AWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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front load washer latch replacement

  • Customer: James from Vilonia AR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 85 of 98 people found this instruction helpful
1. remove the three screws from the top backside of the top panel
2. push the top panel to the rear 1/8 to 1/4 inch
3. lift/rotate top panel from rear to front, set aside.
4. remove the three wire connectors from latch.
5. use #15 Torx to remove the three screws from the latch.
6. remove and replace part using top opening.
7. reverse order to finish.

Coins had been pulled into the pump, breaking blades and cracked casing.

  • Customer: Robert from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 70 of 79 people found this instruction helpful
First I unplugged the washer and removed the back cover plate of the washer. I drained the pump and drainage lines. I then removed the two hose clamps and removed the connecting hoses. I removed the electrical connection. I loosened the three mounting bolts holding the mounting plate holding the pump. Once out, I could remove the pump from the plate and replaced it with the new part. I remounted the mounting plate, attached the hoses and clamps. I reattached the electrical connection and the back plate to the washer.


The Maytag is well designed and the parts are easy to reach. At least from this experience, the machine was designed with efficient repairs in mind. This is a sign of a well made machine.

Door lock was in the locked position and door could not close

  • Customer: Suryakant from Cortlandt Manor NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 33 of 34 people found this instruction helpful
I bought a new door lock for 132 dollars (item number PS2037196).

Ultimately you have to get to the inside of the machine where the door lock is located in order to see if you will need this door lock that I bought.

DISCONNECT POWER FROM MACHINE.

First take off the top by taking off the 2 screws on the back of the machine.

Second take off the control panel, I believe there are about 5 or 6 screws for that.
(there's also a screw when you open up the detergent compartment on the bottom left- also, a lever must be pushed in order for the compartment to come off- it MUST be taken off).

Third unscrew the top of the front white plate.. there should be a 5 or 6 screws for that.
You don't need to take off the entire front plate.

Finally unscrew 3 screws that hold the door lock in place .. make sure your hands is in the machine- the back of door lock to catch the lock when you're on the last screw.

Gently take out the door lock from the side with the cables attached by holding the white metal door open (it bends).

Try to pull on the bottom of the door lock (its a manual release). If it doesn't release you need to buy a new door lock like I did... if it does release then you don't need a door lock and just reassemble.
(Note: You can also try plugging in the machine and THEN pulling down on the manual release. When I tried this the door lock just vibrated and nothing happened so I bought a new door lock.)

If you have the new door lock continue here:

Take out all 3 cables on the old door lock by pressing on the corresponding clips.

Attach the new door lock with the correct cables. Assemble machine back together.

Thats it.

The Washer became unbalanced and broke the latch on door

  • Customer: Glenn from Las Vegaas NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 26 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
Had to take the entire front of the washer off to replace the door latch.

WASHER WOULD NOT DRAIN ,2 PENNIES LEFT IN PANTS POCKET MESSED UP THE PUMP

  • Customer: STEVE from MICO TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 25 of 30 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVE BACK COVER 2 PHILLUP SCREWS,REMOVE 3 13M BOLTS FROM PUMP BRACKET.REMOVE TWO CLAMPS WITH FINGERS ,PULL 2 HOSES OFF ,PULL PUMP OUT REVERSE PROCESS TO INSTALL

A small coin had entered the impeller and the blades ground off against it.

  • Customer: CHARLES from MAGNOLIA TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 25 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
The rear access is attached with 2 Phillips head screws, which I removed.
The drain hose is held up with a similar screw.
I removed the screw and drained the hose into a bucket.
Then I just removed the connector and hoses with my fingers, removed the three 1/2" bolts holding the pump in place, changed the pump and put everything back together. Works like a champ. Quick and easy fix.
My only negative comment is that I only needed the impeller, but had to buy the complete pump assembly. Other than that, all fine.

Water will not drain properly. This not only left the clothes very wet it also made the cycle take longer.

  • Customer: Julian from Killeen TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 23 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
First thing I did was to unplug the washer's power cord from wall outlet. Secondly I disconnected the hot and cold water hoses. You need to have a pan or bucket handy to catch any water once hoses are disconnected. Thirdly I removed the screws that secures the rear panel and removed panel to expose the pump at the bottom of the washer. I then disconnected the power cable going to the pump and removed the inlet and outlet hoses connected to the pump. You may need a set of pliers to remove the hose clamps if you don't have strong fingers. Note! you will need some rags or towels to soak up the water when you remove the drain hose that goes from the washer's tub to the pump inlet once the hose is disconnect. Once this is completed, I finally removed the 3 screws that secured the pump to the washer's frame and removed the faulty pump. Once pump is removed reinstall new pump in reverse. If you are handy with a screw driver and pliers this is an easy fix. Once pump was replaced the washer ran and drained fine. To avoid future damages to your pump always check clothes pockets for foreign objects prior to washing. The damage to my pump was caused by a quarter that got in the drain hose and damaged the pump's impeller. Be real careful not to cut yourself, because there are a few sharp edges on the washer's panel and frame when removing the pump. I hope my experience helps someone who may encounter the same problem.

Quarter was in the Water Pump

  • Customer: Jason from Frost TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 21 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very simple I also broke the door latch when this happen as well to get the water out of the drum. Both components were very simple to replace and took less than a hour. My order was deliver very promply even a day earlier than I expected. Everything was correct and the price was well below any price I could find in town or on any other web site. I hope I never need anything else for this equipment but if I do this will be my first choice for the parts purchase. Thanks, Jason Frost,Texas

door latch split

  • Customer: Leon from North Platte NE
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 19 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
replaced door latch but door would not close had to remove latch assembly and reset the latch in the latch assembly. To reset latch in latch assembly you remove the black plastic only on latch assembly then press the spring down with thumb move the black plastic catch back to the latch position. when you remove the black plastic there is four metal switchs and one spring that you have to pay attention too so remove very carefully.

The cold water would not shut off. (many diff. error codes)

  • Customer: James from Promont TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 19 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
1. Unplug the machine. Take off the cold water line from the machine.
2. Take out the two screws from top back to remove top.
3. Unplug the three electrical connectios from the valve sylenoids.
4. Take off the two screws that hold the three way valve to the machine back.
5. Unclamp the three clamps and remove the hoses from the valve end.
6. Place the hoses and clamps on the new valve.
7. Reincert the three electrical connectioins.
8. Secure valve in place with the two screws from above step 4.
9. Replace top and secure with two screws from step 2.
10. Connect cold water line. Plug machine in.
11. Done.

PS. There is a diagram of the connections on top of the distribution center.

Water not draining

  • Customer: Jose from Hillsborough NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
A nickel made its way into the pump and broke all the impeller blades. Since impeller can't be replaced, I had to buy a whole new pump. Although the pump I ordered looked very similar to the original pump, the base did not match and could not be installed. I had to remove the pump cover which contains the mounting base from the old pump and install it on the new pump. That was quicker than returning the pump for replacement. The washer now drains properly and there are no leaks.

Broken glass door on front load waher.

  • Customer: cheryl from commerce city CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 12 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Never thought that the glass would break like it did. Removed the whole door assembly and took out the screws that hold the plastic retaining ring for the glass door. Replaced glass and reassembled the door. Very easy repair. Took about 15 min.

water in bottom of washer---clothes still wet

  • Customer: Tom from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 11 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
removed the pump, found a quarter lodged in it, noticed fins were completely wore down. Got the model number, went to PartSelect.com and ordered a new pump. The price was much lower than anywhere here in Washington plus the pump arrived in 2 business days (exactly what I paid for). I highly recommend Part Select ---I know I will be using them anytime I need an appliance part!

Door would not lock

  • Customer: Tina from petersburg VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Peel rubber gasket from drum; remove 3 screws using phillip head screwdriver; disconnect wiring e plugs; remove door lock. Install in reverse order.

Broken lock needed replacement

  • Customer: Alexander from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
The best way to do it is not the way I started.
The best way is to 1st remove the bellow's front clamp with a small screwdriver at the spring. 2. unplug the 3 sets of wires attached to the lock. 3. remove the 3 screws on the front that hold the lock. 4. remove the plastic ribbon harness that attaches to the lock. 5. remove the old lock. 6. install the lock back carefully moving aside the cables. 7. install the 3 screws. 8. attach the ribbon harness. 9. attach the cables. 10. replace the bellow. 10. replace the clamp (here you may need someone's help to keep the rubber in place.) 11. the last part to fall in place is where the spring is. 12. If you can't do all by tact then you may want to remove the 3 screws from the top cover to be able to c where all fits.
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