Maytag LAT8640BAL tub cover replacement - how to and parts needed?

rustytop

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LAT8640BAL
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Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
I would like to replace the tub cover on this washer. The old one is rusting and sometimes rubs rust flakes off on the laundry.

How difficult is this to replace? I am unable to discover any online videos for removing the tub cover on this particular type of machine. (I am screwdriver and wrench capable, not so skilled beyond that.)

Are there any seals or other parts that could break in the removal process or will be too worn out to go back together well?

Thank you.
 

Jake

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Hi,

The tub cover is no longer available for this model:
206380 Tub Cover


I did locate the video, it starts at the 18:47 mark for installing the tub cover if you are able to locate one.

[video=youtube_share;FNN13Aqkj8I]https://youtu.be/FNN13Aqkj8I[/video]

Jake
 

rustytop

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Thank you.

2 questions.

Just replacing the tub cover, there would be no necessity to remove the agitator? The tub would still move sufficiently to loosen and remove parts?


Could I have a reasonable expectation that the triangular seal referred to would be reusable?

Thank you.
 

Jake

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Correct, you don't need to remove the agitator to replace the tub cover.

Could I have a reasonable expectation that the triangular seal referred to would be reusable?
Possibly yes, but check to make sure its not torn or ripped and not stiff.

Here it is for your model:
WP211232 Seal


Jake
 
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