My washer leaks during filling and I am incompetent repair person
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I have a Whirlpool topload washer. It leaks during filling. What could be the cause?
the repairman wants to charge 85 bucks for a housecall and 50 bucks an hour plus parts. I can buy a similar washer for about 350-400K.
Should I try to fix it myself and bleed or buy a new one (and bleed cash?) What could be the problem?
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Re: My washer leaks during filling and I am incompetent...
What is the model number (from the machine)and age of the machine also where are you seeing the water? First check both ends of the fill hoses and the hoses for any breaks also inlet valve may be bad. Leaking on fill I'd start there. Let me know hope this helps.
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It is possible that you have a timer issue since you say you are having to manually advance the timer. There is a small motor mounted on the timer that normally advances the timer and for some reason, possibly a burned contact, it is not advancing from that point. You might need to call in a repair tech. Hope this helps!
Hello there: Your washer can develop several types of leaks.
I will post this solution in 2 seperate posts for you ok? You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: During fill onlyIf the washer leaks only during the fill cycle,
check these:Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on
most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the
household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end
of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often
it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components
deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the
water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it
cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak. Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near
the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If
the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak. During drain and spin onlyA washer that leaks only during the spin cycle
often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and
correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer
tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during
large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to
replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair
to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further
details. All the timeIf the washer leaks all the time, check these:Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold
water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking,
tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.