Replacing boot on Maytag washer
Model Number: MAH5500BWQ Brand:
5 - 10 years
I'm about to replace the door boot on my 8 yr. old Maytag washer. The boot is sliced almost all the way around. Something stiff or sharp must have overhung the tub in the groove and sliced it as it turned. The part is ordered (from APP at half the cost of Maytag's). I believe a clamp and drain come with the boot in a kit. So before it gets here I have some questions. How do I get access to the damaged boot? It appears that the back must be removed to remove the top to remove the front. Is that correct? Are there any tricks I need to know beforehand?
I searched the forum for help and found a reference/link (from Sidlink43 to naphilli on 8-14-09) to a service manual but looking at the link I find no help in getting access to the boot or anything about the boot itself. The manual was for an older model with a couple of updates but nothing of help. Maybe I just missed it, if so, call me Bozo and just tell me where in the manual I can find the help I need.
Thanks in advance