Kenmore 80 - water leak not from hoses - could it be the pump?
Hi - top loading Kenmore 80 - leaking water DURING the cycle. Looked under the machine and no visible leak from the hoses although the pump (think that's it) has water leaking from it. What is a good way to troubleshoot or get the cover off to troubleshoot? If its the pump, is this best to outsource.
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The pump is likely damaged if it was leaking. Look for a ring of melted plastic on the face side of the pump. Check to make sure the hole is not rounded where the motor shaft enters the pump. I'd replace the pump just to make sure the washer doesn't flood some time in the future even if the pump turn out to be ok now.
Remove the hose and bend it in circiles see if yo see any cracks in the hose if you do replace it or if it's long enough cut out the bad part and replace it. Alos clamps wear out ver time so try replacing the clamps too.
Hi, Did they check the pump seal or the hoses. Does it seem to leak from the front center? Is it leaking while filling or during agitation or spin cycle? Are you getting water every load and is it a little water or a lot?
Please forgive all the questions, I have to ask.
Questions I need to ask in order to assist you as best I can.
A Clothes Washer with the complaint "Leaks in Front" (on floor) can be;
Defective Water-Pump(Very common of non-belt models) - Many water-pumps become defective due to the constant wear and misc. items becoming lodged (coins, necklaces, shoe laces, screws, etc.) or breaking the plastic housing or connections. The water pump is fairly simply to replace and is located on the inside front of the machine.
The water pump is typically a white or off white plastic and will have (2) black drain hoses connected; one coming from the tub and the other going to the drain out the back/rear of the machine. Electric pumps with typically of 2 wires going to and connected to the pump. ** Note: When disconnecting and removing the water-pump, becareful of water remaining in tub that may come shooting/flowing out.
look underneath the washer.there sould be a hose there.sometimes an unbalanced load can cause the hose to rub up against sharp metal when the machine vibrates.mine had a zip tie that held the hose to close to the edge of the machine which had some sharp metal and it put a small hole in the hose.hope this helps.
to jim, you may want to check the water pump closer, sometimes the water pump will leak a little during a cycle and the water will leak somewhere on the floor, not necessarily near the water pump.
to the second post (guest), it sounds like you have a bad water valve. the valve is not closing properly and causing water to leak thru.