Water doesn’t like me, that’s the conclusion I have come to. The first day we moved into the house, we had a leaky toilet. Luckily, the leak came from the tank, not the bowl. All it took to fix was some new rubber seals, and it is fine now.
However, the sea of water that the washer dumped onto the basement floor was more than just a leak. Our sturdy Maytag failed on its very first use. This happened after everybody kept commenting “oh, a Maytag…you will have that for life”.
So I attempted to fix the beast. I removed the front cover, and took a look inside. Bone dry. All the hoses are connected, nothing was torn or loose, everything looked alright. I decided to run it again, while it was open…to see where the leak was coming from. It appears the washer is not just leaking underneath, its coming from underneath the washer. After some brushing up on the issue, I have found this is suppose to be a difficult fix. I have also read that similar Maytags have had the same problem…and that it may be more reasonable to look into a new washer.
I have a friend who is coming to look at, as he is a little more experienced in the area. If he isn’t able to fix it, I guess I will be doing some shopping this weekend.