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SAV205DAWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Water leaking from under washer front corner.

  • Customer: Quentin from Topeka IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I read instructions on how to change the pump. I unplugged the washer and then I took off the front panel.I removed the hose clamps and removed the two hoses from the pump.Then I removed the two front springs that hold the drum in place. Be careful because these springs are under tension. I removed the 4 bolts that held the motor to the tub. I unplugged the wires leading to the motor. I removed the motor. I turned the motor upside down and removed the pump and belt. I ordered a belt along with the pump because it was worn. It is best to note how the belt is installed. I took a picture before removing the pump from the motor for future reference if needed. Installation of the new pump and belt was not difficult. I worked the belt around the drum pulley and made sure it turned freely. After completing installation I ran the washer through a short cycle to check for leaks before installing the front cover.

Idler pulley bad, needs replaced

  • Customer: Mark from Asotin WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went well using posted instructions. My advice is always replace pump as you will damage seal when pulling pump off shaft.

Spin cycle became very loud

  • Customer: Phil from Belleville WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The instructions included were very good. The biggest problem I ran into was removing the inner tub from off the hub. Using PB Blaster was the trick there, but still took some effort to finally pry it lose without damage. The hub screwed right off after and removing the Triple Lip Seal was easy enough with screw drivers. Cleaned things up and replaced it by gently tapping around it to seat it evenly. Reassembly also went well, but I DO HAVE a story. Being as careful as I thought I could be, I still somehow broke the outer tub. I read about others experience, buying and using JB Weld WaterWeld to fix it. Now the washer is so quiet again that you have to look into the drain tub to see if it is spinning. AWESOME

twisted knob and broke plastic

  • Customer: Barbara from rockford OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pulled old knob off (removed metal clip left on) pushed new knob on .I am a widow so this was a big step for me to order part and replace but it was so simple.

Timer Control does not work

  • Customer: Christopher from Lynn MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing you have to do is remove the cover plate. And thing take a pair of long noise pliers to unscrew the nut that was holding the unit. And then carefully pop off the top off cover cap on the control knob. And then use a screw driver to push in the clip on each side that hold the knob in place it just plastic. And then carefully pull it off. And then go back to the back and push then push the unit to the right and then remove it out and that all to it.

Water leaking under the washer

  • Customer: Laura from Westfield MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old hose, drained the water from the hose. Put new hose on.

Clanging of dryer when rolling

  • Customer: John from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video on PartsSelect website, they made it real easy.

Water Leak

  • Customer: Robert from Orange CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Although the Maytag website no longer had a repair manual in their database, I was able to locate one fairly easily online. After removing the motor/washer pump, it was easy to remove the 3 screws holding the washer pump to the motor. Unfortunately, it turned out the motor hub shaft had corroded and removing the pump needed some ... persuasion. Patience and a rubber mallet eventually separated the water pump from the motor. Re-installing went quickly and, so far, no leaks and the washing machine has not started walking across the floor.

Replaced Washer Pump

  • Customer: Roger from Shoreline WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the tension spring from the belt retention belt, removed the belt from the large pulley in the back of the washer, removed the 4 bolts holding in the motor and washer pump, removed wiring harness, disconnected the inlet and outlet hoses from the pump and pulled out the motor and the washer pump. Turned the motor over and using the Torx driver (#20) removed the 3 bolts holding on the pump. Gently wiggled and pried the washer pump off of the motor, replaced the pump and tightened down the Torx bolts carefully so the pump didn't crack or break it is just plastic, but had to be sure the pump was seated tightly so the pump would fit back into place and also so it wouldn't leak, after making sure it was tightly attached I reversed the process to put it back together.

Leg was mssing after move into new home.

  • Customer: Matthew from The Woodlands TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
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Purchased x4 new adjustable legs. Leaned the washer back and held in place with block of wood. Loosened the two older front legs with an adjustable wrench because they had a locking nut and replaced with new legs. Repeated process on back side of washer. Once all the new legs were installed leveled the machine adjusting the legs if necessary.

wwater pump was leaking

  • Customer: Mary from Martinsville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My neighbor did the repair for me and I believe the instructions sent were the reason he had no trouble installing it.

broken fin on agitator causing unbalanced wash/spin cycles

  • Customer: John from Bartlett TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
popped off fabric softener dispenser, 1/2" socket on 8" extension to remove 1 bolt. Lift agitator to remove and clean area under agitator in tub. Lower new agitator onto spindle (pretty much aligned itself) and re-inserted bolt to secure in place. Replaced softener dispenser...done. REALLY easy....

Blades broke from agitator

  • Customer: John W from Ashland KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts where in, in a timely manner. I remover the fabric softener cup on top of agitator. User a 1/2 inch socket and a 3/8 ratchet with an 8 inch extension to remove the center nut. Popped the agitator out. Installed in reverse order, only tightening the nut slightly. The install went just like the video. Thanks much.
All Instructions for the SAV205DAWW
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