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Leak where water enters drum

After moving my washer a few feet the washer has a steady drip from the spout inside the washer where the water comes out to wash the clothes (under teh rubber gasket). The machine is level. The leak stops when I shut off the hot wtaer to the machine at the source. I have also noticed our clothes are becoming more wet after the cycle is done regardless of what setting.

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  • investing4th Jan 20, 2009

    How do you keep dirt from affecting the solinoids? How do you keep the water lines clean of dirt? There are small screens on the hoses and intake values. Since the washer does not have hot rinse cycle, I some time adjust the water values (because I have a second hose connected to the hot water output and connected to a "Y" connection on the cold intake value) to have hot water rinse. Guess adjusting these values caused dirt to get into the solinoids and caused the value to stay open.

  • Lisawhip Jan 28, 2009

    water drips into the washer after cycle is done.  The clothes left in there get soaked again. There is always water in the soap/bleach/softener dispenser.

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I would say you havda inlet valve. With the washer not in use and empty after about 2-4 hours do you notice that you have a semi full tub? If it is filling with water by itself you have a bad inlet valve all you have to do is take the top panel off you will see the valve it's what is attached to the fill hoses. When you have dirty lines the dirt goes through the solinoids and keeps them open causeing the water to come in when not in use.

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  • erica graber Jan 28, 2009

    There is no real way of keeping the dirt from comeing through the lines. Besides putting the screens on both sides of the hoses.

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