Question about Kenmore Elite 21086
Water will overflow out of the timmed bleach dispenser allowing a ring of water around the top of the seal on the door. Once you open the door the water around the top of the seal drops into the drum.
Sounds like there is a clog in the bleach dispenser or it is bad and needs to be replaced. First thing to try is cleaning the washer out. Run about a cup of vinegar in the washer. Pour it into the bleach dispenser and the tub and all the other dispensers too. Run it on hot water on a heavy load. This will clean out all of the hoses and if there are any clogs it will fix them. This can be done every month or so to keep it clean. If this doesn't work however it means that the bleach dispenser is bad. It has a timer set to it to open up when it's time, that wire harness that hooks into it is just causing the problem. Hopefully though all it needs is a good cleaning. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Good luck and have a good rest of the weekend.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Trace the deposits in the natural direction of waterflow (against gravity or centrifugal force) back to the source of the leak. Fill the machine again and run it through a cycle or two. Be patient; use your eyes and your brains. There is no magic, easy way to detect a leak.
The usual places are:
WATER VALVE: The guts of the fill solenoid valve sometimes will corrode. You may see water leaking from, or rust on the top of the solenoid. (See figure G-7A) Since the valves only open during a fill cycle, this may appear as an intermittent leak. The solution is to replace the valve.
PUMP: Usually from around the pulley seal. Some washer pumps have a hole that allows water to weep out when the seal starts to go bad. The solution is to replace or rebuild the pump.
BLEACH DISPENSERS: Bleach is VERY hard on plastic parts. If the bleach dispenser gets old and brittle, it can crack or break off, and the flush water can leak out.
Figure G-7A: Leaky Water Solenoid Valve
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