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Hot point wm vlsr1090g3ww leaking

Washing machine has a place I think for over flow but does not connect to anything. There is water that is in the bottom and 3 times now I have found my laundry room flooded and not from someething leaking from with in the walls of the home

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    Jenny Ray Dec 08, 2012

    The place that I am talking about is a tube that runs along the tub and down below and there is nothing there to catch the water

  • Jenny Ray
    Jenny Ray Dec 08, 2012

    And it only happens when my washer is running

  • Jenny Ray
    Jenny Ray Dec 08, 2012

    The tub will fill and go through the first cycle but when it gets to the rinse part and the tub fills up it starts sloshing and the water comes out of that tube.

  • Jenny Ray
    Jenny Ray Dec 08, 2012

    When the tub is full for the rinse cycle and it starts rinsing the clothes and sloshing the water is what I mean. THats when I see the water coming out of that tube.



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Is this a top loading machine? Are you seeing water flowing through the overflow or are you thinking that may be your problem? Asking because I've personally never had a prob with that tube. Leaks have always been attributed to other causes. Top loading hotpoint leaks are usually caused by a leaking transmission seal, water drain pump, inlet valve or faulty pressure switch. Need more info sorry.

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

  • B.H. Countryman Dec 20, 2012

    It may be overfilling because the pressure switch is failing. Or pressure is failing to reach the switch adequately. This is what i do to troubleshoot a pressure switch when i've left by multimeter at home. The Hotpoints i work on are top-loading commercial machines and may be different from yours but i doubt it. If you can see the overflow tube then you must know how to get into it. If your tub is plastic there will be a little box attached to it near the bottom left side with a tube poking out it's top. That tube runs to your pressure switch; but the little box is our 1st check. Notice you can kind of see through that box there should be close to a 1/2" of water in there. It never fills up but more water will enter as the tub fills. First remove that hose from the top of that box and then put it back on. It should come right off and then go right back on easy-peasy. Now start filling the washer; let it fill to at least half-way. Open the lid so it doesn't start agitating and remove the tube again. Keep your eye on that box, it should begin to fill pretty rapidly with water and in fact should shoot right out of the hole on the top in 3 to 4 seconds after removing the tube with a full tub.

  • B.H. Countryman Dec 20, 2012

    If it doesn\'t fill up then you need to take a paperclip or a piece of wire etc. and ream out the hole until it does. You probably won\'t feel any resistance as it is likely a piece of lent or some-such. As soon as it starts to shoot out of the hole put that tube back on. Congratulate yourself because you probably just fixed your washer. But before you test it out you have to get that box emptied of all that excess water. First set it to drain (make sure to close the lid.) When empty or nearly empty set it to spin cycle and spin for at least one minute (Do Not skip this part. It is important.) You will notice the water is back to the level it was at when you first set eyes on that box. Now run the machine through a normal cycle.



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I used to work for Sears as a home repair technician and washers and dryers were my specialty. Most likely the problem is with your water pump. I ran across this issue many times and what happens is people leave things in their pockets and it destroys the pump. A hair pin or coins, I have even seen socks and under ware get stuck in them causing leaks. What you want to do is tip the machine back and look at the pump. It is located right at the front of the washer with two hoses connected to it. You will want a pair of hose clamps though if you don't want water all over your floor. Disconnect the pump and look inside it for anything causing the motor inside to not work, this will cause slow draining and even leaking. If it looks clear then look for any cracks in the pump. If there is a crack then it needs to be replaced. Just call your local appliance repair place and tell them what you need. Pumps run around 30 bucks or less on average for Kenmore's. If everything looks good on the pump check the hoses that run from the pump and make sure there are no cracks or holes in the hoses. If they look good then the only thing left is the tub and the overflow tube. Chances are though that your pump is what the problem is and it is an easy fix. Good luck.

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