Question about Kenmore 44042 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water leaks through bottom of Front door

I bought the frond loading Kenmore no 38712 in 1999. In the past years the front door leaks a lot when washing. I noticed that if I push on the door against the tube seal, it stops. How can I adjust the door so it pushes more against the seal (or the opposite). Thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 100 Answers
Re: Water leaks through bottom of Front door

The manufactures suggest putting washers on the back side of the hinge to draw the door tighter to the seal, otherwise you may have to replace the seal.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is repair time and parts extensive for this type of repair? Kenmore Front Load Model# 110.45986401

Confirm that it is not the door seal. The door seal can easily be replaced and the parts are available.

You would expect that any water leaking around the door seal would migrate down to the lowest part of the tub leaving the appearance that the leak is where the two half's of the tub are joined by the retaining clips
Replacing the seal between the two tub half's is a different story as compared to the door seal. The tub seal is definitely do-able, but not for the faint of heart!!
Washer Tub Seal Replacement Frigidaire Front Load Washing Machine Repair...

If the leak is very very small I might wait until a major overall is require such as the tub seal/bearing. If I chose to wait I would monitor the situation.

Inspect the area at the hub of the pulley looking for streaks of rust.. If there is an indication that water is leaking past the basket tub seal than doing an over hall now may included front door seal, tub seal, bearing and basket seal replacement.

Dec 30, 2015 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water leak out the bottom of the door when it running door seam lose

If the washer is leaking water the front door boot seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The boot seal can be replaced. This part can tear when the washer is overloaded. This is common repair.
Manufacturer Part Number 4986ER0004G

Jan 27, 2015 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

My whirlpool 9150 washer has worked well for past 3 years. All of a sudden we've had two intermittent floodings over our floor. Appears that unit is leaking somewher under the front door during spin cycle...

I had the same problem with my Kenmore washer. It was a broken valve that allowed the water to keep filling into the machine. When the water filled high enough, it started coming out of the door. It would have cost over $200 with parts & labor. The tech told me to shut the water off with the lever at the wall after each use. He said you should do this anyway. I didn't have it fixed. I just shut the water off. Hope this helps. LB

Dec 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

HE2 washer leaking water from bottom of door/seal during washing

Open the door so it is 90degrees from machine, see if it is upright. if not undo the door bolts slightly and re alighn door. Good luck and feel free to give feed back.

Sep 03, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My front load kenmore washer door gasket is garbelled

Something probably got caught in the seal and pulled it out of place. If u run washer so that it fills up and starts tumbling,,, and there is no water leak,, there is a good chance u can repair this yourself. So if there is no water leaking,,, you can try and take out the bottom front panel and twisting, or shoving it back into place. If there is water leaking,,, than chances are its ripped or broken, and will need to be completely replaced

Mar 13, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite Front load washer leaking

You need to replace the rubber gasket around the door.

Dec 16, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water leaking out the bottom of door

You are using too much detergent. Make certain you use HE (high efficiency) detergent, and one of the service technicians suggests only using about one tablespoon of detergent per load.

Oct 18, 2008 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Kenmore front load washer

check teh rubber seal on teh front door. They sometimes leak down the front of the door.

Jan 14, 2008 | Kenmore 44832 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water leaking

Leaking pump or drain connexion most likely you will have to get under to check it out. Put a several sheet to news paper under the machine and pull it out as it stands to see where the water is coming from front/back/sides Do a wash and repeat. But you will need the service of an engineer I guess unless you are good with a wrench.

Aug 05, 2007 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 44042 Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

300 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides