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FIXED MVWB950YG Maytag Bravos XL Washer leaking from bottom

henningfeld

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Good morning,

I have a Maytag Bravos XL Washer and I noticed it is leaking from the bottom of the washer. I cleaned up the water and ran it in the diagnostic mode and would lift up and check and find new water each completed cycle. It is not a substantial amount but something that will need to be fixed. I am looking for some suggestions as to what I should do from here. I am unable to location the exact leak position, I am not sure if it is the pump or maybe the seal in the tube. It seems like the water sometimes is in the front and sometimes in the back. Where should I go from here to help troubleshoot the issue? Do I remove the back of the washer or try to set it up on blocks? Appreciate the help and support!
 

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I have an updated after I took the back of the washer off I noticed that I had to run it in diagnostic mode about 4 or 5 times before I got any water on the floor. The water puddle is at the front left of the washer where it seems the detergent holder is. I am attaching some photos it looks like water eventually drips down from the plastic tub. See photos for more clarity. Any recommendations on what the actual malfunction maybe?
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henningfeld

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It seems like the detergent fill cup is either splashing when it engages water to wash it in. I inserted two paper two in it to slow the flow and it seems to prevent the dripping. I check and the machine is level. Any thoughts?
 

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I located a service bulletin on this problem, you need to check the tub ring to see if it has the slots in it so that water can drain down the slots, and not splash out.

Do you know how to get access to the tub ring?

Jake
 

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Here's the tub ring for your model:
WPW10362224 Ring-Tub


See those slots at the very bottom of that photo?

Jake
 

henningfeld

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Yes I looked at that tonight. Actually unclipped the ring to make sure nothing was clogging it. My ring looked just like this one. I will post a photo of it tomorrow just to ensure I'm not missing anything
 

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Ok, because the service bulletin mentioned some did not have those slots, and to order it if it didn't have those slots.

So yours should be fine since it has the slots.

I don't know how it can leak since the water is running down those slots.

Jake
 

henningfeld

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I checked my tub ring and it is the updated version that has the slots. May just need to call someone out as this splashing leak is odd
 

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Yes, I agree.

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henningfeld

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I ordered the inlet valve after talking to a technician. We'll see if that fixes the problem.
 

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Yes, that's possible.

Here's The water inlet valve for your model:
W10853723 Valve


Yes, let us know, I'm very curious myself.

Jake
 

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Excellent, glad to hear that.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 

salvo2002

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Just wanted to say thanks, I had the same issue as the OP on a Maytag MVWB880BW0 and replacing the inlet valve fixed it!
 

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Glad to hear the new water inlet valve fixed yours too. (y)

Thanks for letting us know!

Jake
 

Paul Darc

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I just want to ask those who replaced the water inlet valve, if this part solved the problem. Can anyone please confirm for me? I'm disabled and have been scouring the internet and the problem I have is EXACTLY similar to those who have described the problem - water rushes into the dispensers so forcefully that it overflows, splashes and falls outside the clothes basin, running down the interior side of the machine, onto the floor and also in the same locations under the machine as others have noted! (Thank you for your kind help.)
 

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salvo2002

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I just want to ask those who replaced the water inlet valve, if this part solved the problem. Can anyone please confirm for me? I'm disabled and have been scouring the internet and the problem I have is EXACTLY similar to those who have described the problem - water rushes into the dispensers so forcefully that it overflows, splashes and falls outside the clothes basin, running down the interior side of the machine, onto the floor and also in the same locations under the machine as others have noted! (Thank you for your kind help.)
Paul, I had the same problem as you show/describe in your pictures. Replacing the water inlet valve assembly fixed it for me and haven’t had the problem since.
 

Paul Darc

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I am about to proceed with resolving this problem, but some YouTube videos that don't match my exact model number [MVWB880BW0] are confusing me. It appears very easy to get to the water inlet diverter valve itself. One TY video I was watching indicated that lifting the old valve out and putting a new one in did not necessitate reattaching any inside hoses to the diverter valve outlets. However, in reading someone's long reply regarding their replacement, it indicated that the old internal hoses need to be unclamped and then re-attached to the new diverter. Can anyone shed any light on this for my Magtag Bravos XL Model: MVWB880BW0. Will I have to unclamp the inside hoses from the old valve first and then reattach them to the new valve diverter? does anyone know?
 

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Paul, I have the same model (MVWB880BW0) and found it easiest to remove the entire top to replace the inlet valve. Yes, you'll have to unclamp the hoses from the old valve, install the new valve, and reclamp. Good luck!

Not the best pictures... but should help a little:
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