I have a Maytag Heavy Duty Commercial Quality/Oversize Capacity Plus with "Lifetime Tub", "Quiet Pack", "4Speed Select" and "13 cycles". (This is what it says on the machine).
It is Model #SAV2655AWW 10 years old.
Approx 2 weeks ago it started leaking. I first noted the floor around the washer to be damp. Was not a large area, but I called a repairman. (From Appliance Man in our area.)
He diagnosed it as a broken tub seal, but felt that the machine was in great shape otherwise, and that for $359.00 he could repair the tub seal and it would be "good as new for another 10 years". Quote/Unquote.
He supposedly tested the machine afterward and found no leaking. After one wash load, I found the machine to be leaking again. I called him back.
On the return trip he found that a hose was leaking (which somehow he didn't notice before??) and he repaired that. Afterward he did test it twice and found no leaking. I then did 2 loads of laundry yesterday and noted no problem.
However, I came home this afternoon and found a massive leak around the machine, the carpet is sopping wet in 3/4 of the room. I took the front off the machine and looked underneath. Could not see any obvious source of leaking. I ran some water in the tub, spun it around, drained it, still cannot see any obvious source of leaking. I am flabbergasted and don't know what to think. I spent all afternoon trying to clean up the water. I turned off the water to the machine, and have 2 dehumidifiers
going and a fan in the room to try and dry it out. I sopped up as much water as I could and wet vacced it.
I put in a call to the repairman--again, but I doubt I'll hear from him before Monday.
Any ideas?? What could this be?