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I have an Atlantis myself. There can be several problems. Did you check that the fill hoses in the back are not leaking? Are they tight? There are hoses inside the washer and a pump near the front. I replaced my pump last year and I,m getting ready to replace the thrust bearing assembly (spin issues). Does the washer leak with every load? make sure water is not splashing over the tub when filling. The front panel comes off if you can and leave off and watch to see where water is coming from.
hat leak may not be in the machine. It may be one of the hoses going
into it. Look to find out where the water is actually coming from. If
it is a hose from the faucet behind the machine, the hose can easily be
replaced at a low cost. If it is only leaking with hot water, check the
water inlet valve at the rear of machine where the hoses connect, top
left rear facing it. If it is leaking and running down the left side,
it is the wrong side for the pump unless it running across the floor
and out the left side. If it were the hose, it would leak all the time.
It sounds like the hot side has gone bad on the inlet valve. You can
save several dollars by fixing this yourself.
Tilt it back
and look for two screws, near each corner on the bottom front. Remove
these screws and pull the bottom toward you. It should lift off the
clips on top. Run the machine carefully, moving parts and see if the
leak is actually coming from the left rear and from somewhere up high.
First try cold water, then hot. If it leaks on one and not the other,
then it is the valve. Be sure to unplug the machine if you decide to
change this part. Also you might want to mark where the wires go back
to be sure you do not reverse the hot and cold water, as well as
fittings and connections. The water leakage evidence should be visible.
If not, wash a load and watch for where water leakage occurs. Just
look. Do not touch since there will be electrical current supplied.
Possible explanation: Some water is left in the hose going up to the drainpipe b/c the pump can only pump water with water, not air... so when the last bit of water is sucked up, it 'stays' just the other side of the pump exit nozzle and keeps the drain tubefilled. This water gradually leaks thru the drain exit valve and back into the machine, sometimes siphoning standing water in the drain trap with it.
The valve is either electric solenoid or plastic/rubber clapper in a cylinder. Your call whether to fix or not depending on ease and cost. Probably a $20.00 part.
Possibly Injector / Vacuum break unit has gone bad (mine started spilling water lately, 20 years old). Get a 216201 to replace in your vacuum break, or better (if the machine is older) replace everything from the water valve with a kit: SUB 206680 (INJECTOR HOSE KIT).
Quite easy to get to. Just open front panel (remove two screws at bottom, lift bottom of panel away from machine and swing out. Spring clips at top should release easily. Then remove two bolts that hold top cover down and lift top. Water injector/vacuum break will be at the rear left of the machine. Costs about $40 for the kit. Or $5 for the small rubber part (but I am replacing everything that is pressurized on my machine since it is 20yrs old). -- Kevin
Here is the solution I found that worked for me, there is a small drain hole at the bottom of the boot that is connected to a drain hose. Remove the hose and clean out to make sure that it has not become plagged. replace hose and reattach boot. Mine stoped leaking imediately.