MAYTAG Washer# A8200
Posted 22 June 2005 - 04:30 AM
Is this a common problem and what parts will I need.
What is the estimated time for this repair?
Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:00 AM
Can I get away with just replacing the shaft seal or do I have to order and replace the whole kit?
Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:42 AM
Why go through all that work just to do a half-ass job?
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:08 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:39 AM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:59 AM
Then I attached a pipe wrench to the tranie and was able to use the wrench to remove the seal housing:D.
I cleaned up all parts removing the built up grime from years of use and installed the new parts which looked a little different from the originals but fit perfect.
After re-assembling it back together the inner basket would not spin and the belts began to smoke:shock:. I did not realize that the cover of the outer tub was adjustible so it needed to be raised which solved this problem:D.
Now that it is all back together I ran it through a cycle and it began to leak again:X which at this point did not make me happy because I know I installed everything correctly. At this point I tell my Ex-Wife either call Maytag,Buy a new one or live with the leak because I don't know what else to do.
She then throws a load of laundry in it says lets see what happens.
To my surprise it leaked less and less as it ran through the cycles until no leak at all:cool:. What gives?I wonder if was just water still traped in it prior to the change over?
Do seals need time to break in? I know I insalled it the way the old one came out. Bellows in first pushed down to bottom of tub allowing the spring to push up agains the hub installed next screwing it in until tight and then seating the set screw. Then finally placing the backet on top of that and intalling the cup and retaning ring and then the agitater.
Now I'll have to monitor it and see if it stays sealed.
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