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Maytag top load washer leaking
« on: March 08, 2009, 09:57:35 PM »
My Maytag top load washer is leaking. I have determined that the leak is originating from the tub seal. I have removed the inner tub and reached the spacer nut. I realize that I have to have a Special Spanner Wrench to remove this. My question is which seal repair kit do I need? I have looked at two for this model, ap4112693 & ap4260930, and am unsure as to which one would fix my problem. Also, should the bearing be replaced, and if so, what part number would that be. Thanks for your help.

Model sav205daww

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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 10:01:15 PM »
Dude I use a shortened pipe wrench
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 04:06:23 AM »
The correct kit for your Maytag is the 12002140 shown below from RepairClinic. It contains the seal, bearing and fairly good instructions. And no, we don't use a pipe to make repairs like this unless you want to damage something else. You need the  spanner wrench and the hub tool to remove and install the triple lip seal properly.
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 08:56:48 PM »
Repairman, I belive you might be mistaken.  That seal kit you have posted is for an Atlantis Washer. For the SAV205DAWW, you need either, w10116791 till series 14, 14 or after needs seal kit W10116790.  On this particular machine, depending on how much water, and how long it has been leaking, the Main Bearing in the Milk Stool assy. part # 40004001 may need to be changed. For as complex as this seal is to change, I always change out the main bearing, ever since the first one that I found out had one after i put it all back together :tickedoff:...  and on that note, if you do take on this project, make sure you use the glue it says to use in the directions, or you may be sorry ;)
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 09:13:27 PM »
oh man...You have the right part number Repairman, but i think the picture is wrong, thats what threw me off :D---that doesn't look like a triple lip seal kit, looks like a Atlantis or Performa Seal kit
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 04:59:21 AM »
Let's see now, how many triple lip seals have I changed out under warranty?  possibly 300 or more?

The picture might not do it justice, but I know my Maytags :)

There's no glue involved, either, but you better put those little black plugs in the tub holes or sand will penetrate the new seal soon.
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 07:55:29 AM »
RM have you got a page showing step by step how to change that seal the proper way?
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 08:40:33 AM »
If I make one, I will charge for it :)

When you buy the seal kit, there's an excellent set of instructions contained within.

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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 11:32:25 AM »
That would be well worth the money. Maytag repairmen are kinda iffy on giving out repair info. What makes you want to give so much of your time?
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 11:44:29 AM »
Check this out

Repairman, on page 6 you will see 3M800 being installed on the new triple lip seal ;)

I also have done 100's of triple lip seals, and 100's of Herrin series seals, and probley a 1000 tub bearing and boot kits 8)

The Instruction sheet that you have posted from repair clinic as well as the parts picture are wrong, they are for the herion/atlantis platform washer, not for the SAV/Amana.
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 11:48:41 AM »
16022937 Maytag Amana Top Load Washer 107 pages, 10.46Mb


This is the correct manual for this machine
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Re: Maytag top load washer leaking
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 05:15:14 AM »
Have a look at this link and tell me if I'm still "wrong"

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-sav205daww-%3d%3dc232


There are 2 different kits, depending on serial numbers...the new style kit shown underneath is also used on the SAV models, so we are both correct. I was with Maytag Corp when we bought Amana and when they designed this piece of junk in 2001. The triple lip seals did not appear until 2004 on models after series 10. Before that, the seal kit was much like the old bell & hub Amana kit  with the nasty red glue. Here's the Service Release on it.


If this customer wants the correct seal kit, as he mentioned, he needs his serial numbers to order the correct version, and he should probably do this on the  phone.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2009, 05:41:26 AM by Repair-man »
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