Question about General Electric WCVH6800J Front Load Washer

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My GE washer model #WCVH6800J1MS occasionally leaks from the bottom. It sits on a pedestal so I can't see exactly where the water is coming from.

It doesn't always leak. Sometimes I can do one load and it will leak and other times 4 or 5 loads and no leaking. Today I did 2 small loads and it leaked quite a bit.

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  • Cindy Merva Nov 29, 2012

    Richard and Christopher, I removed the panel and found that water was leaking when the tub is filling. It is running down the left hand side of the manifold that surrounds the front of the tub. It appears to be dripping from the area under the soap/softener dispenser. Can I remove that front panel to find the problem? I loosed the two screws at the bottom but it doesn't seem to want to come free.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 29, 2012

    Remove the top and run a load to see is it is coming from a dispenser line.

  • Cindy Merva Dec 04, 2012

    Richard, I reomoved the top and found that the leak is a slow drip from the tray that the soap/softener is dispensed into. The leak occurs a the lower part of the tray where it conncects with another plastic pipe which feeds the drum. The connection appears OK. Suggestions?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 04, 2012

    I am not 100% sure which part it is that needs to be replaced so here is the parts diagram for the dispenser. You can scroll down to find the part you think needs to be replaced. Keep me posted! http://bit.ly/XmFqdF

  • Cindy Merva Dec 04, 2012

    It is leaking at the junction of the tank (150) and the the water inlet pipe (136) where the seal (137) is located. I do not see any damaged parts and the connection appears secure. Thoughts?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 05, 2012

    I would replace the seal then if it is leaking there.

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Remove the 3 screws from the lower kick-plate and run a load to see if you can find where the leak is coming from.

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Contact some of the service provider to make to clear the problem.....

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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    Contact some of the service provider to make to clear the problem.....

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SOURCE: My Ge front load wcvh6800j1ms

Sounds like you could have a pump problem or a loose hose. First, go ahead and clean the drain pump filter (as per instructions in the Use & Care Manual). Screw it back in tightly to see if that resolves the issue.

If not, check this posting for how to run a diagnostic test: http://www.fixya.com/support/t9576766-found_small_part

Test T02 will show you the most recently encountered codes. At the bottom of that posting is a link to the code definitions with problem resolutions: http://www.fixya.com/support/t9556917-ge_model_wcvh6800j_error_code_04

If you don't get any error codes and all tests run correctly, open the front access panel and see if you can figure out where the leak is originating from (To remove the panel: undo three screws and lift from the bottom).


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Good Luck.

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

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SOURCE: my GE model wcvh6800j1ms front

Front right would most likely be the discharge pump. Here's a diagram:


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Sounds like you could have a pump problem or a loose hose. First, go ahead and clean the drain pump filter (as per instructions in the Use & Care Manual). Screw it back in tightly to see if that resolves the issue.

If not, check this posting for how to run a diagnostic test: http://www.fixya.com/support/t9576766-found_small_part

Test T02 will show you the most recently encountered codes. At the bottom of that posting is a link to the code definitions with problem resolutions: http://www.fixya.com/support/t9556917-ge_model_wcvh6800j_error_code_04

If you don't get any error codes and all tests run correctly, open the front access panel and see if you can figure out where the leak is originating from (To remove the panel: undo three screws and lift from the bottom).
Please post back once you either have codes or have located the leak source...then we can troubleshoot more.

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