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Water leaking out at bottom of drum during washing and spin cycle

How to remove the drum and replace the leaky seal at the bottom of washer drum?

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I have a WF448AAP/XAA washer and is leaking from the bottom, what it be?


Could be the bottom seal of the drum, a leaky hose or the pump that discharges the water out of the drum during rinse cycle. If it seems to leak while filling and/ or operating my bet would be the drum seal.

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Water leaks (drips ) into tub after cycle/spin is complete


You have a bad pressure switch or the small hose connecting to the pressure switch may be bad

If the washer leaks water when is filling only, check the following: 1.Fill hoses
2.The water mixing valve

3.Filling injector ( If your washer uses one )
4.Filling spout


If the washing machine leaks during the wash cycle, check the following:
1.The pump
2.The tub stem & seal
3.Tub to pump hose
4.The drain hose
5.Tub (rusted holes)
6.The drum support bolts


If the washing machine leaks during the spin cycle, check the following:
1.The drain hose
2.The tub cover seal
3.The pump
4.The pump hoses

5.The stem & seal
6.The drum support bolts

Feb 10, 2008 | Maytag LAT2300 Top Load Washer

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Water leaks on spin cycle


Water can leak if there are gaps on the front door gaskets and must be checked but this will happen only during the cycle and not on the drain cycle end.

Tips for leak: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1461/do-you-have-a-leaky-washing-machine.html
Replacing Door seal: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1464/how-to-replace-the-door-seal-on-a-washing-mac.html

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Mav4757aww leaks water during spin cycle with full loads only


Thanks for the quick responses.Pulled front cover,ran a load on high level, no leaks .Ran a load on super level and when drum spins when full of water water level rose and poured out of left front side on top of drum. Pulled plastic ring on top of drum and and found piece of seal missing where leak occured .Ordered upper tub seal, should solve problem

Jul 27, 2012 | Maytag Ensignia MAV4757AWW Top Load Washer

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My kenmore front loading washer is screeching during spin cycle and seems to be spinning poorly at times. what is going on?


The wash drum should spin smoothly by hand without much noise. It is supported with two sets of ball bearings. If the water seal fails, water starts to leak into the inner bearing and they start to rust causing a loud noise especially during the spin cycle. The only way to fix it is to replace the bearings and seal. It a big and expensive job to replace the bearings since you literally need to take your washer apart to get to the bearings. Sorry.

Oct 07, 2010 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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During spin cycle water on floor from outside


SEAL IS MOST LIKELY LEAKING BETWEEN AGITATOR AND DRUM, SEALS ARE CHEAP AND DEDERGENTS OVER TIME CAN WEAR THEM OUT.

May 25, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Loud noise during spin cycle... maybe a bearing or belt.... no problems during wash cycle


First of all check there is no coin or similar object stuck between the barrel and outer drum. or could be possible object in pump. If you take a look at back of drum (presuming it's a front loader) Look for any water at bottom f drum, this could indicate water seal bearing trouble. If it is the latter then dont just replace water seal, replace the bearings as well. A set of bearings and water seal will cost around £50/£75 and should take a few hours to do.

Aug 24, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Maytag Atlantis Top Load MAV6250AWW Drum Leak?


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.

Oct 22, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV7260B Top Load Washer

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Leak from maytag top load coin machine during spin drain cycle only


Possible that you would have a tub seal leak if it is only noticable during spin cycle. Possible that it "drips" slightly while in agitation, but not enough to notice it. While in spin mode you have a lot more parts moving as well as a lot more water pressure on the seal itself. Pump could also be leaking, but highly doubtful since it would leak a constant amount at all times. Good Luck!!! Jim

Sep 07, 2007 | Maytag MAT13MN Top Load Washer

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