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Whirlpool washer leaks

My Whirlpool washer model LA5668XSN1 on the bottom right side mainly while using the permanent press cycle. What could this be? How do I remove the top pane to see if the vent is leaking?

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  • jerry23 Feb 07, 2009


    As soon as I moved the clamp on the drain hose (the one that goes to the back of the machine) water was leaking out. What could this indicate?


  • jerry23 Feb 14, 2009


    I had more time to observe the washer today and it is dripping from the right side as you face the machine. It drips when the tub is filling and almost to the top right before it starts to agitate. It is in large load mode. As soon as it is done washing I will tip it up to see if I can trace where the water is coming from.


  • jerry23 Feb 14, 2009


    I noticed that there is water near the center, by a bracket around the semi clear white plastic tub area.


  • mikeandapril Mar 14, 2009

    mine is leaking also. i figured it would be the pump so i took the back off to see. hooked everything back up and running it through the cycles. now that i have it apart i cant get it to leak.going to try and put it back together and see what happens now.



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Do not remove the top panel. First tip the washer back. NOT ALL THE WAY. just enoough to see under it. you will see a pump. it is attached by 2 hoses. one to the tub and one to the drain. take the 2 clips off with the hoses still attached. tip it downward. Is water leaking oout of it? let me know thanks

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  • erica graber Feb 09, 2009

    do you see a hole in the pump. like a black bubble? yes, water will come out if you take the clamp off. what you want to see is a hole in the pump it's either on the shaft side or usually on the front side where you would see the black bubble with a hole where the water will leak out. let me know if the pump has a leak with the hoses still attached? if the pump has a hole in it or is leaking out of the side where the motor attaches(shaft side) then you need to replace your pump. You say it is leaking from the left side. Another way to find out where it is truely leaking from is to turn the washer on. get on the floor and shine a light under it and see where the drips are comeing from and follow the stream. let me know how it goes

  • erica graber Feb 09, 2009

    the whole cabinet does come off. I can tell you how it comes off if it is not leaking from the pump.

  • erica graber Feb 15, 2009

    you probably have a bad fill's on the right side. you need to take the cabinet off. swome units have hidden clips under the consol on the left and right side you would need a putty knife and push under consol and pull consol up it's kind of tricky. there are also models that have 2 screws onthe back side of the consol left/right side you would need to remove the screws and pull consol topward you and up. next you will see 2 gold clips you need to take those off get a flat screw driver push down and out. don't forget to remove the door switch. make sure the power is turned off. the whole cabinet should come off now. you will be able to see where the water is l;eaking from now. let me know how it goes

  • erica graber Feb 15, 2009

    that plastic piece is apart of the tub. it's called the air dome. it sends a signal to the pressure swich when it is full of water. Do you have a mouse? because sometimes i see mice get into washers and chew the hoses looking for water. this also might be your problem.



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