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Water leaking I have a Kenmore HEt2 front loading washer. It is leaking water on to the floor under the washer and making a squeaking noise.

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  • richmellor Jan 31, 2009

    I opened the front panel and the water stains are to the front and right side of the machine. Then I ran the washer on the delicate cycle, but there were no leaks so I still can't see exactly where the water is coming from. If the problem is what you describe, do I have to acess it from the back of the machine?

  • richmellor Jan 31, 2009

    I opened the front panel and the water mrks are in front right area of the machine. I ran the washer on the delicate cycle but there were no leaks. If the problem is what you think it is, do I have to acess it from the bak of the machine? I couldnt see any warter marks from the front on the drum. Thanks

  • richmellor Jan 31, 2009

    How do I check for a leak in the pump?

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f 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 only A 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 time If 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.


  • Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it.


  • Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. 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.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

The only component of a frontload washer that could cause water leak with a squeaking noise would be the impeller/drain pump. Checking would be relatively easy but messy.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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There is a rubber seal around the drum bearing underneath the washing machine.
If you look at it from underneath, you will see where the water is leaking because there will be water marks around the bearing, which is in the middle of the drum.
Good luck

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Check the drain pump hose, that is the most common reason for leaks.

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    Ginko Jan 31, 2009

    Star checking where the leak is coming from.

    Inspect the door gasket, if water is coming out from gasket, either one of the door gaskets is leaking , or machine is overfilling because of a bad water level sensor.

    A most common cause for leaks is the drain pump and drain hose, on the lower part of machine.

    Also inlet valve can leak, but to get in there you need to remove panel underneath and access to hose assembly.


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