I have an opprotunity to purchase a 43142. It looks like it may have been abused, i.e. the soap dispenser is caked with detergent. How can I know if the gasket leaks without running a load of wash? There is very little knowledge about the machine as it was "dropped off by the owners when they left town". Any advice?
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Washing machines, whether top load or front load types, have a tendency to build up back pressure through the soap dispenser if the pipe/chute is clogged due to soap build-up being present. Check that the pipe/chute that conveys the soap and water to the drum is not clogged.
Remove the dispenser draw and pour water down the soap chute as much as you can to soften any soap causing the blockage. When the water level drops, add more water. After a while use a soft flexible rubber hose and run it down the chute up and down to remove caked soap. Once this has been achieved, run the machine on "Rinse & Spin" to clean out the drum.
you have a faulty water valve turn the cold water off at the main see if the water is still dripping in if it is it will be the hot water valve replace faulty valve they are fairly cheap to buy best to replace both piece of mind you can buy them on line and are easy to replace euro spares will have them if you still need help let me know.
Sd: Suds lock. Detergent overdose. Clean out the soap dispenser. Remove the bottom panel and open the pump drain. F21: Long drain. Possible cause: Clogged filter, clogged/failed pump. Run some loads without detergent then use these amounts: The correct amount is as follows:
Some washing machines, can flood water out of the soap dispenser when a hose
gets blocked (usually with un dissolved soap powder) .Water flooding out of the front of a
washing machine's soap dispenser can also be an indication of overfilling or a
partial pump blockage if it does it when spinning.
Black gunge in the top of the soap dispenser can cause water to
spray towards the front and leak. Take out the soap dispenser drawer and look at
the roof of the soap dispenser. If it's covered in black gunge, blocking some of
the water holes, it could be causing problems. In extreme cases you have to
replace the dispenser.
I don't have a front load, but it sound like a gasket has come loose. Is it for liquid dispensing? Are your clothes comming out clean? If you get inside of the washer and see where the dispenser attaches to the outside drum, my guess is it is either broken and you need to buy a new part or however it is attached has come loose. Not knowing the inside drawing of this washer, my suggestion is to find a mechanical schematic of the machine and go to the root of the problem,the dispenser itself. I am pretty sure it has just loosened up, whether it is a press fit or mechanically attached by screws to it. good luck.
its pouring out because the dispenser is getting clogged in somewhere and not letting the water to the drain pump so its pouring from the soap dispenser.
Remove the dispenser, pour water into the opening and make sure water can get into the machine freely. Inspect the opening for soap build up. If water goes down slowly , open the washer door and feel around the bellow for anything blocking the water inlet port into the washer (socks can sometimes get wedged up there and cause a blockage). If it all checks out ok, make sure the machine is properly leveled and not leaning forward. Hope that helps!
POWDERED DETERGENTS GET CLOGGED ALOT IN THOSE DISPENSERS.
I ADVISE CUSTOMERS TO FILL THERE WASHER AND ADD SOAP WHEN IT STARTS TO AGITATE WHEN USING MORE THAN A 1/2 CUP OF POWDER ... THEN ADD YOUR CLOTHES ... THE WASHER HAS A SAFTEY SWITCH WILL STOP MOST WASHERS WHEN AGITATING OR IN SPIN CYCLE,SO YOU CAN LOAD CLOTHES ...
OTHER THAN THAT ... ALL YOU CAN DO IS KEEP THAT DISPENSER FLUSHED OUT WITH HOT WATER AFTER EVERY WASH. JUST POUR HOT WAYER TROUGH IT ...
IF THE WATER BACKS UP (EVEN WITH A SLOW POURING) THE DISPENSER IS PLUGGED AND NEEDS TO BE FLUSHED OUT WITH A HOSE.
GOOD LUCK AND STAY DRY !!!