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MAV208DAWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MAV208DAWW 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.

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Broken hinge on the lid

  • Customer: Hazel from Copley OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exactly like the video told me to! Seriously, I watched once when I ordered the parts, watched it again just before I started the job, and played each step as I completed that step. It simply could not have been easier. Without the video, I doubt I could have located and released the latches on the top of the washer, but seeing not only where he put the knife but the motion he used to spring them made that step so much easier than I thought it would be. With your help, I only paid a quarter of what the repairman wanted to make this simple fix -- Thank you!

Burning Rubber and Metal on Metal Sound

  • Customer: Russ from Fenton MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Rubber belt was getting shredded. I replaced the motor and motor pulley (because the are one piece), but the metal on metal sound was still there. I then did some research and found out the water pump pulley could be the issue. I took it out and felt the grinding. Decided to try and tighten the screws on it, but the sounds was still there. Ordered the water pump and it was so simple to replace. (talking with my Maytag store this would have cost me over $400 to fix. With PartsSelect.com the total cost was $225.

Lid hinge was broken on the washer lid

  • Customer: max from Plymouth MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions on your video - it was very helpful! I would have never figured out how to take the top off without the video instructions. I released the top latches using the putty knife, removed the broken lid hinge & pin and installed the new ones.

Broken Lid Hinge Pin

  • Customer: Matthew from Gilbert AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the lid unscrewed 4 screws and replaced with new parts. Very simple.

machine would walk across floor & shake vilently

  • Customer: William from Hayesville NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went as described in instructions supplied and YouTube Video "snubber ring". I could not have removed tub springs without putting 72 quarters in springs before removing as seen in another repair video which made removal and reinstallation doable. I still don't understand how this inexpensive part can cause such a problem.

Agitator stop working and water leak

  • Customer: Anthony from Fairfield CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To simple the agitator one socket three minutes done. Water leak took longer because we had to move out the washer and took off the back with nut driver and a pair pliers done. Thank you for your incites.

Water leak into tub and inside of machine, onto floor.

  • Customer: Steven from Lompoc CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There was a crack in the black rubber hose attached to the water inlet flume assembly, and the assembly itself was cracked and falling apart. 1) Turned off water. 2) Lifted top cover up (pry up with flat screwdriver). 3) Disconnected hose. 4) Trimmed hose above the crack. 5) Replaced "spring" -type hose clamp with small automotive-style clamp. 6) Unbolted flume from under lid (2 sheetmetal screws). 7) Reattached hose to new flume. 8) Reattached flume to underside of lid. 9) Closed lid (light pressure downward required). 10) Turned on water. Total repair time: 10 minutes.

Washing machine would get off balance with every load.

  • Customer: Brian from Camdenton MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very simple to do. I was worried about one post regarding the braking mechanism but had not problems with this. Once the washer was disconnected from the power and water, I moved it into a larger are for more room to work. I removed the front and back panels to disconnect the hose from the bottom of the tub to the water pump. There will be water in it so have towels ready also removed the water level hose by lifting up on top of washer. After hoses were remove, I released the belt from under the washer amd released all the springs around the bottom of the tube which was not difficult. The tube then lifted straight out the top and I set it upside down on a towel. One side I the snubber was worn completely through. With a short socket set, I loosened the screws holding in the snubber about 1/4 of the way and the snubber was easy to work out. I placed the new snubber in an tightened all the screws. Then placed the tube back into the washer. The springs were difficult to get on with the new snubber. What I did was used a small piece of this rope(about 50lbs breaking strength from Walmart) and fed fed it through the top of the washer and had the wife pull up on the spring with it while I pushed and fed it onto the proper slots. This worked well. Reconnected the hoses am put the washer back together and it works perfectly now.

My Water Valve Replacement

  • Customer: daniel from cropseyville NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First piece of advice is to do all the work from the top; meaning un-hinge the top of the washer, do not disconnect any wiring to the washer controls, just the wiring to the water valve itself and kind of lay the top to the side a little. I initially took the small access cover off on the bottom, and tried to reach from the bottom, awkward and near impossible to get both hands in to where you need to make the repair. The rest of the repair is cake. Disconnect the wiring, disconnect the water supply line for the tub, replace the water valve and just work in reverse. :)

The water pump bearings wore out and the pulley broke off

  • Customer: Barton from Barto PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the new part on a Sunday and it arrived at my house on Tuesday. Removed the back cover plate,(only two screws) removed the two hose clamps and hoses. Removed the three screws holding the old pump to the base and took out the bad pump. Put the new pump in place, (a perfect fit) and put everything back together. Even the belt went back on with ease. The washer was back in place and working perfectly in about 15 minutes.

Broken water inlet valve

  • Customer: Gregory from Urbana OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
In our case, the hot water inlet valve was obviously broken. We picked up the washer on the side of the road in our neighborhood. We checked it out in our driveway - hooking it up to the water hose. When we connected to the hot side, water came gushing out the valve, inside the washer. A quick look confirmed it was obvioulsy broken. We connected the cold side and it started to fill the tub. Other checks confirmed the washer timer and other controls worked OK. we ordered the valve part from PartSelect (about $60 total). Took all of about 30 minutes to pull the old valave out and install the new one. Cleaned up the washer (it really needed it BADLY), and the washer is working perfectly now.

Washer wouldn't spin.

  • Customer: Charles from Sherrodsville OH
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reading several online posts about this problem on appliance forums and following the suggestions about how to determine what was needed (whether the inner tub turned freely (by hand) in spin mode or not. It didn't which apparently indicates the likely need for a new thrust bearing. I purchased the transmission pulley and bearing kit from Parts Select. I got it the next day, without asking for next day delivery! When I took the old parts off (easy: pull off the plastic cover, remove the circlip and everything falls off the shaft (if you are working with the washer just tipped up. Unfortunately, that was where my easy repair ended. The parts were entirely different! After looking and looking and thinking, I called Parts Select. They informed me that Whirpool, who makes Maytag had redesigned the parts. They didn't look like they would work, but I followed the directions which came with the kit and installed the new parts - three times. The last time the pulley stayed on and the washer spun as it ought. The problem was that even with the smaller of the spacer washers the circlip was extremely difficult to get in its slot. Anyway, now the washer works and I am pleased, even though I spent many hours on what ought to have taken perhaps 1/2 hour.

springs were worn out

  • Customer: roger from houston TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the washers front, I removed the springs that holds the tub upright and in balance. From the video, it decribed the ease of installing the new springs after removing the original springs. The new spring needs a great deal of force to reattach them. I attached a pair of minature vise grips(4") to the springs upper shaft and attached the strap (I used a ratchet strap long end strap with hook) to the vise grips and had a helper pull up until I could attach the spring to it's spring bracket. The back ones were quit difficult so be advised, if your not strong (physical) and have a strong helper, don't attempt this task.

Lid hinge on right side broken, lid hinge pin broken on left side

  • Customer: Layne from Waynesboro VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video , after that there was no problem, really easy.

washing machine shakes and moves during spin cycle

  • Customer: Erich from Sheffield Village OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had no problems taking machine apart following online instructions. At first couldn't find snubber ring because it was completely worn away. Once found it was very easy to replace. Only problem with putting back together was getting the first spring back on, after that it was a breeze. Machine up and running.
All Instructions for the MAV208DAWW
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