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Maytag Bravos leak from water fill valve?
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Post# 1032657   5/14/2019 at 19:30 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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So our Maytag Bravos MVWX550XW1 has developed a leak.

I haven't done too many tests to isolate it, but when selecting the "clean washer with affresh" setting, which fills with hot water, the leak is almost immediate, and hot water starts coming out the back of the machine from the panel seam directly below the valves.

I pulled the top panel, and can't pinpoint the leak location, as everything is wet on top of the clear fill assembly that the valves mount to. I can't tell if water is coming from the valve itself, or somehow from the clear part or the rubber seals on the valve outlets ... The hot water valve has a part number of W10240948.

What makes this interesting is that the leak only occurs when the valve is open. It isn't a constant leak, and it's not leaking into the tub when the valve isn't energized.


Before I order a replacement valve, is this a common failure point on the vertical modular washers?


Post# 1033999 , Reply# 1   5/30/2019 at 19:46 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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I'm guessing the silence means that nobody knows, because everyone else dumped theirs years ago when they found out how poorly these ultra-high-efficiency machines washed? :D

My plan is to fix this machine and donate it once it is working again... just want to make sure I'm on the right track before putting any serious money into it.


Post# 1036027 , Reply# 2   6/22/2019 at 03:37 by Mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

You're not the only one whose Bavos developed a leak, next door neighbor came over to borrow our shopvac to clean up a nasty leak as well. Is a fairly new machine, and are very frustrated. Hope your issue is resolved.

Barry


Post# 1036309 , Reply# 3   6/24/2019 at 21:00 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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Haven't had a chance to get to it yet, been more focused on the A209 that took it's place in our laundry setup...

The GOOD news is that we had just moved the machine to the basement, maybe a few dozen loads before the leak occurred, so the water that leaked simply found its way to the floor drain. Prior to that, the Bravos had been upstairs in a second floor laundry room. A leak up there would have been a disaster!





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