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Re: Fridgaire washer is leaking water about 1/2 gallon of...
If you take off the front panel in the VERY back you will see a hose, that hose has seemed to have come disconnected, there is a valve back there that is just slips onto. This will stop your water leak
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YES!! This machine uses an average of 14 gallons of water per load as compared to 40 gallons for a top load!! Less water means less detergents!! Excess detergent and softener can create build up withing the machine that will cause unpleasant odors and eventually rear bearing failure.
Your washer takes 35 gallons to wash and 35 gallons to rinse. Ask me how I know? Well I work on them but last December my washer (which is the same as yours) developed a problem with the cold water inlet valve. My inlaws and daughter and friends all come by at different times to use paws paws washer. They pass 50 laundry mats to come to my house. Just for fun I told my wife to get a 5 gallon bucket and fill the washer up. It takes 7 buckets to fill the washer up and get it to start washing. Later she decided to run a water hose out to the washer and fill it up. Then my mother in law suggested she put the washer on rinse and fill the tub. That told me I had a timer problem. But luckily I have 2 or 3 washers around the house I can get parts off of. So to recap: 70 gallons of water to wash a full load of clothes is what I guesstamate it took. Did that slow down my inlaws? Nope.
Hello. The older top load washers use up to 60 gallons of water per load. That said, also check your toilets as a leaking toilet can use tens of thousands of gallons per year. Here is a link that explains how to check your toilets and other items for leaks. Regards, Joe
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Is it the bottom or coming out the door at the bottom? When your seal is bad it will leak, mine leaks only on handwashables and delicates. I have had to have my seal replaced twice in the three years i have had one, and the last seal was not put on right and leaks.
to jim, you may want to check the water pump closer, sometimes the water pump will leak a little during a cycle and the water will leak somewhere on the floor, not necessarily near the water pump.
to the second post (guest), it sounds like you have a bad water valve. the valve is not closing properly and causing water to leak thru.
It sounds like you have a leaking pump. The pump is easy to replace: #1 Use a shop vac and pull all the water out of the drain line. This will keep you from having to clean up about 1 gallon of water off of the floor. #2 Lift the front of the machine enough for you to get under and see.the pump just inside the front of the washer. #3 Lift the 2 retaining clips off of the pump. This will allow you to pull the pump off of the motor. #4 Remove the 2 clamps off of the hoses. #5 Install the new pump into the hoses, and reinstall the clamps. #6 With the retaining clips installed into the motor housing, install the pump. #7 Attach the retaining clips, and set the washer back on the ground.