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Kenmore 417.41042000 front load washer leak

Water dripping from drum shell seam at two bolt locations at the bottom. Sears parts shows a shell seal for $17 that wraps the entire inner dsrum assy. Is this the problem, or is it originating somewhere else and migrating to this spot to drip? I already have $100 into a new mallory/sole motor speed control & dont need to short out another one. Thanx! in advance.

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I just developed a leak that I thought was at two bolt locations at the bottom, but upon inspection during fast spin cycle, I noticed water flying out higher up on the shell. I ordered the shell seal from sears.com today, will try to tear it apart tonight. Interestingly, I had to replace the speed control card a year or two ago as well. My model number is 417.4114200.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I tightened all of the shell bolts last night, ran a load and saw no leaks. I will be cancelling my order for a shell seal. In order to tighten the bolts, take the dryer off the top (or lid if side by side), and remove the front bottom panel.

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Shell seal was replaced & problem solved, although it was a very labor intensive task

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The design of this washer has the tub (outer container) in two half's that clip/bolt together. It is likely that the seal that seals the two half's has failed. You need to confirm that this is the source of the leak. Others have reported as you the same condition and have confirmed that this seal will leak.

The red arrow points to part number 10 seal.

It you can confirm by observing the source of the leak that it is the seal the part is available and this can be repaired!! The repair is not for the faint of heart and requires lots of experience and finesse.

If you cannot confirm that the tub seal is leaking then check the front door seal. The front door seal is not as difficult to replace and there are many videos showing the replacement. Your observation that the leak continues is an indication that the residual water in the tub is slowly leaking. If the washer has frozen then it is possible that it might have been related to the leak. I expect that the load size is not the root cause.

Check you owners warrantee this leak may be covered by an extended manufactures warrantee.

You might live with the situation for a little while finding a tray to catch the water. Others have reported mold forming on the tub.

If you are not strong of heart to tackle DIY, but fat in wallet you may seek to get a repair estimate. Compare the repair cost with a replacement machine.
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You would expect that any water leaking around the door seal would migrate down to the lowest part of the tub leaving the appearance that the leak is where the two half's of the tub are joined by the retaining clips
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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.92579110

LEAKING:

See the Sears site sub-components for the agitator, basket and tub. It's possible that one of the gaskets or seals has worn over time.

I'd also pull off the cabinet and check the hoses leading to and from the pump. It's also possible that the pump is leaking.

See the following for how to remove the cabinet.

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See the following for a parts breakdown of Whirlpool top load direct drive washers.

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf

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