I noticed my washer was leaking from the bottom, so I took the front panel off and pin-pointed the problem. It is coming from some kind of a seal I believe, but the leak is at the bottom of the tub where the spinning deal that spins the tub connects to the tub. So can I fix the problem with just some hand tools at home or do I need to call a profesional, or better yet is it fixable? And how?
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Re: How do I fix my leaking washer machine
Lost, I'm afraid that the tub seal/bearing assy. is an extremely complex repair and should be referred to a pro. Not only for the reason of complexity, but they'll also put a warranty on their work.
Now there IS a bright side to this if the unit is less than 5 years old. The transmission and seals have a 5 year warranty! You won't need your original proof of purchase/receipt. You will need your full model number and serial number, though. Then go to this site, http://www.frigidaire.com/support/support.asp and contact them.
If your unit is more than 5 years old? Well, I advise my customers to replace the washer. Simply because the cost of the repair will far outweigh the overall value of the machine. Think of it this way... if your washer were in perfect condition at its' current age and you decided to sell it. What would you be able to sell it for? $125.00 max? This number should be the limit you'd be willing to spend for repairs.
If you decide to replace it, look at the Whirlpool built units. Even the used ones are better made than the Frigidaire units.
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I had this problem the other week we turned the machine around and took off the water hose got to the water pump and found 5cents, hair pins, badges ect in there once cleaned out and put back together worked great again and no more leaks!
If you feel OK to troubleshoot the Service Manual will give you some possible leak points to check.If you want to troubleshoot you beyond basic inspection you will need to remove the front panel and observe where the leak source might be.Worse case a tub seal issue.Easier fix would be a leak in the drain line; tub to drain pump/drain pump to output drain hose, one poster recently reported a cracked drain pump housing as their leak source.Here is a link for the manual. http://www.fixya.com/support/r1655507-found_service_manual_neptune_top_load The one leak source I would be concerned with is a leak described around the clutch pulley on page 28.If that is your leak source it’s a big project and you may need think about a service repair (BIG$ for labor but see if you can get a no cost quote) or a replacement machine if it’s not cost effective to repair.If you go the replacement direction call the Maytag CSV phone number at the end of the manual and complain, I got them to offer up a 25% rebate by talking to a supervisor on their Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag product line (don’t shoot the messenger).I’m a DIY’er and if I can’t fix this thing for under $300 with ebay parts I would move on.But let’s go one step at a time and try to ID the leak source. To help you remove the front panel see page 33 Pic for the putty knife insertion point to raise the top of the machine.Insert a flat blade putty knife approximately 2.5” from the left and right sides of the washer top, depress the spring tabs securing machine top to the washer base. See page 41 for front panel removaldon’t poke around in there with the power on just view for a water leak with a flash light while the machine fills in a Quick Wash cycle and as the machine proceeds through the wash cycle.Safety first, please follows the safety guide lines in the SM. Post again if you have questions and I’m sure I or other forum members will chime in for support.Good Luck.
firstly check that the inflow water pipes connected to the machine are connected correctly, feel around the pipes that touch the machine to see if there is any water. If there is the washers may need replacing on the pipe. Or the pipe may simply have got a bit loose through the machines spinning.
just buy the new shocks(should by pair)I know they had 2 way one they have pin anoter kind they have clip lock to the bottom of the sheet metal(push the clip lock on both side of the shock and turn c/cw.good luck
this is a very common probelm with AM washer you have a bad upper sping bearing and at this point you need to cut your loses and send this one to the washer graveyard because this repair in labor intense
Have your husband disconnect the power and water lines, pull the washer out and tip it back so he can check the hose connections to the water drain pump in the bottom of the washer. That pump should have two hose connections. In older machines, it is entirely possible that a hose has either come loose or cracked. If the hoses appear fine, check the pump itself for possible cracks. If all looks well, check the hose clamps for tightness.
There should be two screws at the bottom of the front panel. Undo these screws and the bottom of the panel should swing out. The top will be held by clips or pins that will release as the bottom of the panel moves out. I suggest you lay a folded towel on the floor to prevent chipping the enamel finish when the panel drops free.
By the way, please ensure the machine is unplugged before you attempt any work on electric appliances.