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The leak can be from the drain valve/pump. from an overflow or from the tub. It can also be a loose fitting of the drain hose which can be clamp that needs to be tightened.
But first of all you need to observe under the washer with the help of good lighting. This observation will show you the area of leak and as mentioned the part can be taken out and reset.
if drain pump/drain is leaking , remove clean and reset. If overflow check the waterlevel sensor. also if the inlet connection is faulty at the inlet valve.
mine also remains wet and soggy, even after the spin cycle. However, I have not, as of yet, (and hopefully won't) begin having overflow problems.
Mine is jumping around the laundry room - as though in an unbalanced cycle. We discovered that one of the "feet" that the washer stands on needs to be adjusted, upward or down, so that the washer stands balanced and evenly. The "foot" does not make contact, and when we turn it to change its height, it just goes in circles without changing height.
It is possible that the drain hose is placed too far into the home's drain stand pipe, but I'd check to see if you have any water in the pipe trap that the washer is using for draining out. With new homes, or even houses that have been vacant for some time, is that the water in the plumbing traps can evaporate and allow sewer gases to enter into the home.
Also, since this is a brand new home, you might want to try fishing a wire into the washer drain pipe to verify that a pipe trap is installed in that wash room. Not to cast doubt, but sometimes a trap doesn't get installed during the construction phase of a house and it gets forgotten. The ony way to check for this is to see if you hit any obstruction as the pipe makes the 180 degree bent. This "trap" is what holds a small amount of water in that bend, effectively blocking/sealing the drain pipe from sewer gases, etc.
Also, I suggest you leave the door to your washer open after you've completed washing, since even a small amount of water being trapped inside the wash tub, can lead to getting moldy/mildew forming and the smell that accompanies it. We've found that by simply leaving the door ajar after washing, we've been able to avoid those nasty smells and having to use special (more expense) tablets (whirl-out) and extra washing cycles just to keep the washer clean, etc.
Hopefully the cause is simply that the drain pipe is stuffed too far into the drain and has been siphoning the residual water out of the trap and readjusting the drain hose will solve your issue.
But don't be afraid to contact your builder/seller of the house and request they verify that there is a trap installed in the wash room.
We've now had this happen three times and the exact same thing caused it all three times.
If the water level selector knob hasn't "clicked" into one of the given load levels on the control panel(i.e. the knob is in between levels) it will continue to fill until you discover water everywhere and turn the knob until it "clicks" into a level.
As far as I know, it has nothing to do with loose hoses or bad switches, it's bad design. There seems to be no safety mechanism to turn off the water if you over- or under-shoot the desired water level.
I would have sears replace the washer and also replace all the damage in your house. If it pulled out the drain hose there could be damage in there, if they are not willing to replace the machine then they should run a thorough diagnostic to make sure EVERYTHING is in working order, and still replace what is damaged to your house
I have the same problem - just a small amount of water leaking out from under the machine. I removed the top cover and found one of the water lines rubs on the vent tube and has wore completely through. Should be an easy fix, as the line runs from the #2 spigot on the water inlet to the detergent box - both connections are right on top.