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I have a Maytag Washing machine Mode: LAT9635AAE Serial No.

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I have a Maytag Washing machine Mode: LAT9635AAE Serial No. 14712340 QK
It has a leak at the drain valve. We see no need for this pressure release valve (little soft rubber pointy gasket) and are thinking of sealing it off with 2-part epoxy. Will we cause a greater problem if we do this?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.
Hi XXXXX will help you with the leak problem .
You said you have a leak at the drain valve , is it the water pump your talking about , let me know please .
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.

yes. That is the part.

Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.
Ok, if the epoxy does seal the leak it wont cause further problems down the road .
if you require more assistance let me know please .
A rating of three or more will credit me for helping with the problem .
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

So far I am a happy face. One last question, what is the purpose of the pressure release valve. Seems like a liability to me.

Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.

That breather hole is to stop the leak from going down to the bearing at the pulley .
The Epoxy will stop the leak but you will have to eventually replace the water pump.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

so how do I replace the water pump? I live in a place where is is hard to get an appliance repair person to a remote location and I work. My son is willing to do the job if we can locate the part. Is this something he can do?

Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drain-Pump/62022030/1480330?modelNumber=LAT9635AAE .
Open this link to Repair clinic they will ship one out to you .
Tip the washer back till you see three screws holding the pump to the base of the washer then remove the two hoses , its the easiest pump to replace .
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Excellent! Thank you so much!

Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.
Your very welcome , if you require more assistance let me know please.
Thanks and God bless .
Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.
If I helped you with the leak problem a rating of three or more is appreciated,
Thanks and God bless .
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