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My washer leaks occasionally from the back

Sometimes my tub gets too far uncentered and when the water fills it hits right on the top of the white piece along the top of the tub instead of dropping down into the tub. When this happens water floods trough the opening at the back of the white piece and out the back of the washer. Is there something I need to replace that helps keep the tub more centered?

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Ok i need a lilttle help from you,,,ok,,,open lid..take your hand and put it on the top of the agitator,,push the hole agitator and tub back,,and let it go if the tub stays back and does not come back center by its self,,your counter balance spring broke,,no mattter which way you push that agitator it shoud come back to near center..what could be bad counter balance springs ,,or tub surport springs.if you need help removing and changing please post

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Leaks water


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Drain Pump If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable
Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal and bearing might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal and bearing can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal kit can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.


Tub Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub to Pump Hose If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.

Washing Machine Fill Hose If the washer is leaking water, check the fill hoses on the back of the washer, this is the most common place for water to leak. If the washer still has the original black rubber fill hoses replace them with stainless steel or some other, more durable hose.

Drain Hose If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.
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Leaks from underneath


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Drain Pump If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable.

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal and bearing might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal and bearing can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal Kit If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal kit can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub Spin Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub spin seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub spin seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.
Tub Seal If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.

Tub to Pump Hose If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.

Washing Machine Fill Hose If the washer is leaking water, check the fill hoses on the back of the washer, this is the most common place for water to leak. If the washer still has the original black rubber fill hoses replace them with stainless steel or some other, more durable hose.

Drain Hose If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.
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Kennmore Elite washer keeps filling with water eventhough the spin cycle is on. Also, sometimes it doesn't drain. Any thoughts...it was purchased in 2005 and is a top loader


This may be caused by a pressure switch malfunction or a water inlet valve that is leaking by. The following link explains how you can determine which one may be causing your problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3753517-whirlpool_top_load_washer_fills_when_not

Is this a simple problem of the washer continuing to fill with water when its not in use? Does the washer overflow? Does the water shut off after the cycle ends? These are some good questions that can help lead you in the right direction.

Check the small air hose that runs from the bottom right hand side of the wash tub to the pressure swtich. If this hose has come loose from the pressure switch, or from the air dome on the wash tub, the pressure switch will not sense the pressure differential coming from the wash tub as the unit fills. Also, if the air hose is cracked, ripped, split, or clogged somewhere, you will get the same symptoms.

If you need further assistance, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) so that I can determine how your washer is configured. I hope this helps lead you in the right direction.

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Water leaking out of bottom of washer


There are only a few issues that I usually see with kenmore direct drive washers pertaining to leaks. To check everything you can do it from the bottom. Pull the unit out and lean it back against the wall. Make sure that you have enough slack on fill hoses and drain hose. These are the list of things to check.
1) the pump mounted on the front of the motor. Check the backside and see if its worn through and it could also leak from the center where it goes on the motor shaft.
2) The hoses that connect to the pump.
3) There is a spring that hooks into the back of the tub which will sometimes rust out causing the tub to lean forward during fill and the water splashes off the backguard. (if the spring rusted out you can redrill a hold in the base of the washer and reconnect it)
4) The pressure switch fill tube got ripped out of place this is the clear tube located on the side of the tub. (this would be typical to see if when the washer is in spin and you open the lid it comes to a hard halt). In which case you can tip the machine back and carefully spray some wd40 or white lithium grease into the brake. (be careful not to get any on the clutch which is the silver disk on top of the motor).

Let me know if this helps.

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The screw in the washer tub, is not a factor in this. I'm not sure what brand of machine you have, but several machines have a fill hose that connects to the outer tub of the machine. Sometimes when a machine gets loaded heavily, during the spin cycle items in the machine can actually knock the fill hose right out of the tub. Then when the machine trys to fill the next time, all the water runs down the outside of the tub and leaks out of the bottom of the machine.
Repair is to open up the machine. You'll need to remove the top cover and that will give you access to the hose/tub connection. It may be as simple as reinserting the hose back into the drum or you may need to replace it if it got too damaged and won't stay in the hole correctly.
If you need specific how to's on opening up the machine, get back to us with the make and model info and we'll be happy to help you open that washer up!
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quite possiblethat the tub itself is sitting to far foward, this machine fills from the back section above the tub, very possible as it fills its deflecting off the tub cover and unto the floor

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don't know about outer tub holes, but glad i don't have that problem.

i hate my fisher paykel washer/dryer. i can't wait to sell this house--i will leave them here and get a new front load Duette for my next house!

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c) Drain pipe is lower than tub of washer alllowing water to drain

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