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How to troubleshoot water leaks

Water leaks in a washer are often difficult to trace. There are many possibilities to look for. The problem could be a loose connection, a broken hose, a cracked component, or a defective seal. It could also be a hole in the tub. If a hole in the tub is the problem, it's usually best to replace the washer.

Most leaks can be eliminated by tightening water connections and replacing deteriorated components. To stop a leak:

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Check the lid seal. If faulty, replace with a new gasket.

- Check the hoses at faucet connections. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

- Check the hoses at water valve connections. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

- Check the drain hoses. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

- Check the inlet nozzles. Tighten connections or replace nozzles.

- Check the splash guard. Tighten connections or replace.

- Check any plastic valve. Tighten connections or replace.

- Check the outlet hose to drain. Tighten connections or replace hose.

- Check the water pump, using the procedures that follow.

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Troubleshooting Water Leaks

Water leaks in a washer are often difficult to trace. There are many possibilities to look for. The problem could be a loose connection, a broken hose, a cracked component, or a defective seal. It could also be a hole in the tub. If a hole in the tub is the problem, it's usually best to replace the washer.

Most leaks can be eliminated by tightening water connections and replacing deteriorated components. To stop a leak:

Step 1: Check the lid seal. If faulty, replace with a new gasket.

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Step 4: Check the drain hoses. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

Step 5: Check the inlet nozzles. Tighten connections or replace nozzles.

Step 6: Check the splash guard. Tighten connections or replace.

Step 7: Check any plastic valve. Tighten connections or replace.

Step 8: Check the outlet hose to drain. Tighten connections or replace hose.

Step 9: Check the water pump, using the procedures that follow.

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Step 3: Check the hoses at water valve connections. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

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