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Leaking from bottom front

Our washer started leaking from the bottom front portion of the unit. Any suggestions? We turn the water off to keep leak from continuing. I can still do laundry with the leak, but of course not safe.

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Today I spent the morning on the same problem. I found there is a white plastic component that has a gear like wheel inside and inlet and outlet to the hoses (one from the drum and the other smaller one to the drain). Probably this is the pump that 'oldfixer' is referring to? It was easy to remove and I found in the middle of the plastic top of this piece has a small hole and I just ran some water through this (after removing it from the washer) and confirmed thats the hole that is flooding my laundry room. Anyway, I applied some KwikSeal (is that the right thing to seal this? Thats all I've in the house right now, but if someone suggests a better way to seal it that wld be great!). Anyway, I'll let it dry fully and then retest with water. If ok I'll just fix it back into the washer.

Hope this helps

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Lean washer to back ..pump mounts just underneath 2 clips hold pump too motor shaft remove clips remove hose clamps ckd pump most likely suspect for leaks

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1. Find out where the leak is coming from. Does it leak constantly or during one part of the cycle?
A constant leak means the leak is in the valve where the hoses hook to the washer, the supply valves, or the lines to the washer from the water supply.
The other two options are when the washer is agitating or pumping the water out between cycles.


2. See if it leaks during both cycles and the test there would be to lift the lid just as it starts to drain and wait to see if the water stops leaking.
If it doesn't, then run the drain cycle to see if it gets worse or better.
Results may not be immediate as it would take a few minutes for whatever water there to finish dripping.


3. Wait until the water has been pumped out, lift the lid and check the drip again.
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4. Before turning the machine on, remove a cover. On some washers, there are two screws on the bottom L & R front corners that take the front panel loose.
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5. Take a flashlight, look for obvious leaks or better, water stains around nuts, hose clamps, etc.
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WARNING- Make sure you have no tools laying in the machine and you are out of the way. There are spinning parts and live wires once you turn the machine on.
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6 Find the leak and make the needed adjustment (which will be all that is necessary most of the time).
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They also crack if the house is left cold during the water and water is not drained from the unit. A cracked inlet nozzle can leak during fill.
The leaking water will drip down the outside of the tub and collect under the unit. Be sure that the hose connected to the inlet nozzle is tightly clamped.
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If the leaking occurs at some time during the wash sequence other than when the machine is filling with water, unplug the unit, remove the back panel and examine the parts under the machine.
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Tighten hose clamps that have become loose. If water is leaking from the pump, replace the pump.

The gasket between the tub and the splash guard may wear out and leak. To check the gasket, lift the top and remove the snubber and splash guard.
Replace a worn gasket. A hole in the bottom of the tub can develop.
If the hole is less than 1/4 inch in diameter, remove the agitator and basket and seal the hole.
If the hole is larger, replace the washing machine or tub.




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#7 Attach the retaining clips, and set the washer back on the ground.

You have now replaced the washer pump.

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