Everyone has seen the ad with the Maytag washer repairmen asleep in his chair because no one ever calls. Now you know that the reason no one ever calls him isn’t because their Maytag washer isn’t broken, its because they are fixing it themselves, because he charges too much. A broken washer is a real bummer too, because your only option besides wearing dirty clothes is head down to the local laundromat and hang out with pimps, prostitutes and dope peddlers while your clothes get washed in the machine.
Make Maps and Notes as You Go
Before you tear into your Maytag washer, do yourself a favor and get a pencil, a roll of tape and a piece of paper. As you dismantle your way through the machine, make little maps and notes of what went where. Place all the small screws, nuts, bolts, washers and gaskets in little baggies with their note and map and tape it to the part that they came off of.
Save Screws Bolts Washers and Gaskets
If this is done properly, you should be left with an organized “mess” that you will be able to put back together with no “leftover” parts. Now find the part that you need replaced and remove any screws, nuts or bolts from it, along with any washers and save them in a baggie. This way when your new part comes you have them at the ready if it doesn’t come with them.
Part Number and Model Number
Now write down the part number that is stamped or printed on the part you need. If it doesn’t have a part number on it, then you will have to go to the company website and find an exploded schematics map of your washer and identify your part and its number on it. Then search your washer for its model number and if you can’t find it, then back to the company website you go. After all this is done, then you are ready to find the Maytag washer part that you need online.