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Flooding Yesterday the washer was working fine. Today I loaded the washer and turned it on. When I came back to the kitchen a few minutes later water was leaking from the bottom of the washer and flooding the kitchen. I turned it off but the water kept coming. I removed the clothes and used cups to scoop out all of the water left in the machine. When there was about five inches of water left, the flooding stopped. What happened and how do I fix it?

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Re: Flooding

La Trisha, There could be many reasons for the leak, however usually all leaks are visable. Your model is a direct drive pump and motor and I have seen a lot of these pumps go bad and leak. You will have to remove the front panel. There should be 2 clips, one on each side of the washer top. Push a putty knife in these clips and the front panel should pop out from the top. Now you will be looking right at the pump on the bottom. It is held on with 2 clips and 2 clamps, a real easy fix. When you remove the front panel, let the washer fill a little again and see if the water is pouring from the pump. You will also be able to get a look at all the other hose attachments. The part number for the pump is 3363394. Good luck..

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Re: Flooding

Chances are the clear plastic line has popped off the connector fitting of the water level control. Cut off 3/4 inch of the tubing end and reconnect the tubing to the water level control. The water level control should be behind the Control Panel at the far left side. Hope this helps.

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