MAYTAG Leaks been w/o washer 3 WEEKS!
Model Number: A712 Brand:
More than 10 years
I do apologize if this is a repeat. I clicked the Submit New Thread button and then I was asked to register when I had already registered and was given permission to post, so I'm starting again hoping to actually get an important question answered.
We have purchased the Tub Bearing and Mounting Stem Repair Kits. We are quite sure these are the parts required to repair the leak in our older-than-the-hills Maytag washer. My question is regarding a metal spring that sits on the center shaft and an O-ring that coincides with part #14839 found on the Transmission Diagram & Parts List found on your website. In cleaning the crud from around the center shaft I used a wire brush. Did this damage the O-ring? There is no O-ring or spring in the kits I purchased. Are they necessary to replace? Are there any other parts I might need that I am not aware of? Do I leave the spring in place, or do I remove it? I am a fairly good handyman, but your professional guidance in this situation would be most appreciated as we have been without a washer for 3 weeks and we are starting to feel the pinch. Thank You.