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Leak from bottom of LG WM2277HW washer

Tonight I noticed under my front loader washer. I pulled it our from the wall and noticed it looks like it has leaked in the past. I traced the small water trail to under the machine and on top of the attached drawer. As a result of the drawer, I cannot see any further to determine if it can even leak out of the bottom. Any idea what this might be? I am about ready to give up on front loaders!
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  • qposner Feb 01, 2009

    I cannot find any leaking at all.However, there is one for sure. I am going to take the machine off of the drawer and take a look since the water is coming from between the machine and the drawer pedestal.

  • qposner Feb 01, 2009

    I cant remove the pedestal due to the sticky substance used to adhere the support plate to the washer. I dont want to wreck it. However, it appears that on the bottom of the machine is a round metal piece that comes out from the plastic and nearly touches the top f the pedestal. It looks like the leak is comg from under that. Thoughts?

  • qposner Feb 01, 2009

    I see the leak. I started a cycle and it is coming out of the back corner below the drain hose. Its not the drain hose. It is coming from outside of the washer case itself and on top of the pedestal. There is a round deal that has styrofoam. It is really coming out of te styrofoam.

  • qposner Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks. Guess I need to find an LG repair guy in Portland, OR.

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Diconnect the washer from the power supply.
Look at the back and you will see a few screws holding the top of the machine on.
Undo these screws and lift the top off by sliding it backwards a couple of inches.
You will then see where the leak is coming from(look for white residue).
Please let me know what you find
good luck

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • Steve Draper Feb 02, 2009

    Sounds like the drain pump has failed, or is leaking.
    They do a lot of work for the size of them.
    Coins can bust them.
    They are not user servicable.
    They are easy to replace. Just make notes of where any wires go etc.
    Cost around $25.


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