I think I have something in one of the internal drain hoses but don't know how to get at it. The hose outside the washer is clear - I've removed it and it's fine. Is there a way to get to the other hoses inside the machine?
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If your washer is leaking you should first check the hoses.
There are several types of hoses found on a washing machine and the most common are the drain and fill hoses.
The fill hoses connect the household supply to the water inlet valve and are normally located at the rear of the washer. Check to make sure that the threaded fittings are tightened securely and that the leak is not caused by the faucet.
The drain hose is also located at the rear of the machine and may not be properly installed into the household drain. Verify that the leak is not caused by a restricted household drain that is backing up through the stand pipe.
Washers will also have internal hoses that connect the inlet valve to the tub. A defect in this hose would create a leak during the fill cycle.
Access the tub inlet by lifting the main top or removing the cabinet and inspect the hoses for signs of abrasion or cracking.
Also inspect the other components of the water inlet system such as a siphon break or tub injection assembly for signs of a leak. Check for loose or corroded clamps, and cracked or perforated hoses.
Your inlet Valves may also be totally defective and cause the washer to overfill therefore causing a leak over the top.
Check for the tub Pressure switch assembly may be defective causing such leak.
Your model requires removing the complete cabinet.(front and sides come out as on piece) Here a link to all your machine parts
I think we cover all the possibilities.
Best of Luck,
If your washing machine is leaking,
don't rush out to buy a new one just yet. Sometimes simple repairs to
the machine can fix the leaks saving you hundreds of dollars and days of
shopping for and installing a new one. Luckily, you don't have to be a
master electrician to do repairs. These steps will walk you through the
basics of fixing a washing machine. Bellow are Instructions on how to solve the problem of leaking washing machine
Look at the floor drain to make
sure it isn't clogged. Sometimes it's not even the washing machine, but
the drain causing those puddles of water on the floor. Unclogging the
drain can be an easy and quick fix.
Inspect the hoses for leaks or
wear and tear in certain spots. Filling the washing machine may help
identify any leaks or faulty hoses. If hoses are worn, replace them with
non-burst stainless steel mesh hoses.
Check the fittings of the
existing hoses to the faucet fixtures and on the back of the washing
machine. Sometimes a loose connection is the cause for the leaks.
Tighten couplings and hose clamps if necessary to fix the leaks.
Replace internal washers inside
of the hoses if not replacing the entire hose. Something as small as a
rubber gasket can create a lot of water damage. Use a screwdriver to pop
the worn washer out and replace it. Repeat replacing washers on the
other end of the hose.
Examine internal components by
opening the cabinet and starting the fill cycle to see if anything is
leaking internally. Calcium deposits and rust may be evident around
areas that have leaks.
Use hose clamp pliers to remove
any corroded spring clamps and replace them with new ones. Make sure the
hose is still intact underneath the old clamp. If not, remove the
internal hose and take it to an appliance repair center to find the
correct replacement part.
first, run a rinse,drain & spin cycle. after it finishes filling, shut the water supply (taps) off. If water enters the washer after the drain, it has to be sifoning back in from the DRAIN hose. Check to see if the drain hose is not going up above the washer more than a few inches
This JUST happened to me last night. Opened washer after a load and still full of water. Fifteen spins later, still about an inch of water in tub... RepairClinic.com suggests checking the hoses from the washer tub to the drain pump for anything clogged in it. (WARNING!!! As soon as you remove one end of the hose ANY water remaining in the tub will come RUSHING out if not clogged. I was prepared for water, but not a rush of water.) If there is no clog in that hose, remove the drain pump and check for something in it. (My pump was burning up because some how a plastic stick got into it. I am waiting on the new pump now.) If there is nothing in the first hose or the pump, see if anything is in the hose leading to the drain.
If not, they suggested something either purchasing a new pump as it may have quit working or something may have gotten stuck in between the tubs. This requires tearing apart and sometimes special tools.
That drain hose in front has a stopper, to prevent discharge. Either it is not there or not tight or something. You can always clog it shut with a round wood bit inserted or something........I don't think it is too difficult.
open the back panel to access the hoses. look for the largest-diameter round hose and disconnect it. this should be the drain hose. it also should lead to a vertical-rising pipe or hose that then dumps downward (U-tube at top) into your house piping outside the washer. My hunch is the clog is somewhere before the area where you disconnected and may need to remove all hoses from the pump and also clean pump's impeller.