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Broken shock and drum/seal leak

Front load washer, right shock broken and leaking from drum How do i replsce the shock (looks a little tricky so any tips would help)? Should I replace both? Lesks from the drum - a seal because shaking from broken shock or need to tighten screws? Can I fix it easy or??

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    Drum doesn't rotate unless screw is tightened

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Power off the wall mains. Open up the machine panel to look interiors. See if any springs or shocks (known as dampers) have broken or come off. The dampers should not slide in & out freely, if they're defective, replace. Tighten all loose wires, which may have come loose, future probs, so you dont have to open up again.

Next level your machine, front legs way up, means your machine is tilting towards you. Then adjust accordingly so that u cannot shake the machine with both your hands. Lock the nuts, only the fronts legs are adjustable, for most machines. (will get back to u)

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • prem mathew Mar 20, 2009

    Re. the drum leaks you should locate where it comes from; the door seal is replacable, all by yourself. For the shocks you need a set of spanners, replace only the defective shocks (dampers). Note how the nut washers, etc are placed & do likewise for refixing the dampers, no problem there. (& dont forget to rate me nice)



    Sites for spares:
    RepairClinic.com
    espares.co.uk
    AppliancePartsPros.com

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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.

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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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