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Indesit iwme12 we have a leak coming from the detergent draw, its only enough to make a puddle but we dont want it getting worse, is there supposed to be a seal or some sort of rubber around the draw?

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SOURCE: leaking door due to the wire ring that holds rubber seal

It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: 

During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time

During fill only
If 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.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: i have water leaking from seal around door.

hi, the problem is trying to repair it can be hard and there are no guarantees its going to solve the problem, what some people use is silicon you can buy this from most diy stores and then when you put it on the rubber seal keep building it up untill it covers the whole or where it leaks.
Now doing this dosnt mean its going to solve the problem sometimes you can get it just right and then get at least a few months extra use out of it but on the other hand you might still have water leaking as its difficult to create a seal with to seperate materials ie the rubber seal and the silicon plus over time this would fail causing the seal to leak again.

You could try doing it but you may find it wont solve your problem.

What you could do is buy a new door seal you should be able to get one ordered from a local electrical appliance repair shop, but the problem you have is depending on how old the machine is would depend on wether its financially worth spending the money as its its over say 3 years old then the chances are you could soon be replacing motors and belts etc but this all depends on age.

You could try the silicon first as an emergency fix but their is no guarantee that it will last that long so its up to you.

replacing the whole seal would cost the price of the seal plus someone fitting it for you unless you could do this your self.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Rubber Seal leaks

You have to replace the whole door seal.It can be done through the port hole,difficult but achievable or you can strip the front of the appliance off and do the inner part easier.

Unplug the appliance.

Open the door and take the seal retaining ring out of the door seal.

Peel the door seal off the front panel and fold it inside.

Take the seal retaining ring/spring out of the tub side of the seal.

Pull the seal off and take it out of the appliance.

Fit the new seal to the tub,look at the seal and tub for matching arrow marks to help align it.

Fit the retaining ring/spring into the groove in the seal and over the lip of the tub.

Fit the seal to the front panel and then fit the retaining ring into the seal.

Restore the power to the appliance and leak test it.

If you find you can't get the seal on.

Take the top off the appliance.

Take the dispenser out.

Take out the screws revealed.

Take out the screws holding the door lock.

Take off the plastic cover below the door and remove the screws revealed.

Take the front panel off.

If the panel won't come down and off there will be a hidden screw that requires the facia panel to be removed.It's snap together plastic,just release the catches and carefully remove the facia.

Take the screw out, take the panel off.

Fit the inner part of the seal to the tub.

Reassemble the front of the appliance.

Fit the seal to the front.

Leak test the appliance.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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SOURCE: how to rid of mould

when coming across this problemn i just tell my customers to put the machine on its hottest wash with a capful of bleach instead of powder this works ok good luck.

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

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SOURCE: Water leaking out slightly from

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