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Maytag A806 Washer Needs Seal - Free
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Post# 927756   3/19/2017 at 11:19 (457 days old) by bcp6158 (Chicago area)        

My Maytag A806 needs a good home. The agitator is stuck and I cannot remove it to replace the leaking seal. I was going to replace the bearing assembly, too, although the washer was running fine (but leaking at the tub seal). It finally seized since it sat for a couple of years with no use.

Everything else worked great. Very clean. Beige/almond.

Located north suburb of Chicago.


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Post# 927758 , Reply# 1   3/19/2017 at 12:27 (457 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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My goodness what a beautiful washer!



Post# 927759 , Reply# 2   3/19/2017 at 13:04 (457 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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By seized you mean the transmission?

Post# 927806 , Reply# 3   3/19/2017 at 21:15 (456 days old) by bcp6158 (Chicago area)        

Can't say for sure if it's not seized now but the transmission always seemed okay - smooth and quiet, which I really appreciated about this machine. A repairman got it loose the first time (after I moved in - washer came with house), but I think he just sprayed WD-40 around the bearing/shaft(?) as the basement smelled of WD-40 after he was done. It then worked normally, except some water would spin out from the bottom of the tub during spins. I would just put a rag in front of the machine to soak up the small puddle. Then I stopped using it and it froze-up again.

I was willing to do the seal and bearing work but I can't remove the agitator, and no one wanted to take on the project. Wish these washers were still available; ordered a Speed Queen, which arrives tomorrow...

Post# 927824 , Reply# 4   3/19/2017 at 22:04 (456 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Don't give up yet! Tried the boiling water trick?

If that doesn't work you could break/cut the agitator off and buy another on eBay.

They seem to be a common part. A few on eBay now at fair prices.

Post# 927836 , Reply# 5   3/19/2017 at 23:44 (456 days old) by lowefficiency (Iowa)        



I'd love to take this one off your hands!  I'm the guy who just replied to your Craigslist post, pleading to have you not let them haul it away tomorrow.  laughing   If you're willing to hold on to it for just a bit longer until I can get out your way, please let me know, and I'll make sure it gets fixed up and taken good care of! 

Post# 927952 , Reply# 6   3/20/2017 at 18:11 (456 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Go get ''im!

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