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Whirlpool duet has a very small hole in the plastic housing attached to the pump. We found a broken bobby pin in this housing and are trying to determine if this made the hole or if the hole is suppo

Machine was making a very loud buzzing during spin and rinse cycle. Then we noticed water leaking. Took it all apart and found the broken bobby pin lodged in the plastic housing. My husband took it apart once and did not see the bobby pin. When he ran it we heard rattling, took it apart again and there was the bobby pin piece. There is a very small hole at the neck and we cannot determine if that is supposed to be there, or if the bobby pin caused this hole. It doesn't seem likely that a bobby pin could push all the way through that plastic, but then again, if it's been in there for a couple of years, then who knows..

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    stropf33 Dec 13, 2012

    We got some plumber's putty and plugged the hole. Working fine now.


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Does it leak?

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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  • stropf33
    stropf33 Dec 04, 2012

    Yes, it leaks.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 04, 2012

    You will need to replace the pump. Here is the part to order.

  • stropf33
    stropf33 Dec 04, 2012

    So apparently the hole is not supposed to be there. Would it be worth trying to fill it with some epoxy?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 04, 2012

    You can try it. Not sure how long it will hold.


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