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SAV205DAWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the SAV205DAWW
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pump seal leaking

  • Customer: james from Cornville AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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After pulling front lower panel off, disconnected idler pulley spring and left side tub stabilizer spring to allow room to get motor out the front. Took belt off transmision pulley, unbolted 4 motor mount bolts, dropped the motor/pump assembly down and disconnected the electrical plug (motor). Took motor/pump assembly out, flipped it over, unbolted 3 pump bolts to remove old pump, which came right off. Then reversed the whole process. Pretty straightforward, just time.

Broken Fabric Softener Dispenser

  • Customer: Linda from Mesa AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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pulled off the old & pushed on the new

Broken Knob

  • Customer: john from huntington NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took me about 3 seconds to replace the knob

broken idler pulley

  • Customer: craig from wadena MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
knife to losen top, remove rear tabs securing top, unplug electical from timer and switches, unplug front door wiring, 2 bolts remove front, lift front pannel to remove. tape belt on drum on top. under drum you can see the belt around worn pulley. lift idler pulley assembly, remove belt from pulley, snap ring holds pulley in place remove woren pulley, install new, replace snap ring, restring belt. remove tape. spin drum to assure alignment. reassemble.

Washer leaking water during drain cycle

  • Customer: Arthur from Deatsville AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Laid washer back on a appliance dolly, removed the front cover, checked to see if the hose was touching the motor mount (it was). Removed the drain hose from the pump and standoffs, removed the hose and disk from the back of the washer that holds the hose. Replaced the hose on the pump, turn the standoff to move the hose farther from the motor mount, and install it in the disk. May be easier to measure the hose and do the disk first as it is not easy to get the hose bent when it is installed first on the pump.

The pump housing had a large crack in it

  • Customer: John from Washington PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was removing the tub from washer by myself. I simply removed the bolts holding the sides to the bottom of the unit and lifted it straight off. Be careful when you remove the springs from the drum so they don't spring back and puncture the drain line. Thank you RTV gasket maker. Once the drum was free from the base, i tilted the drum back exposing the pump housing. I used a pair of pliers to remove both drain lines then removed the 3 hex screws freeing the pump. I had no problem removing it from the motor shaft, it slipped right off. I put everything back together as easily as it came apart.

Agitator replaced

  • Customer: Terence from Nashville TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used a socket wrench with extensions to remove agitator bolt and washer, removed and replaced agitator, reattached waher and bolt. Hardest part was realigning washer at bottom of agitator shaft.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the SAV205DAWW
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