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A small leak in the front edge of machine . How do I get access to the tub? I suspect a hole in the tub.

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  • djthurk Jun 26, 2009

    It is the pump. Now How do I remove it ?

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Probably a bad pump they are good for that, simply take the two screws out on the timer consol and then lift it up take the copper spings off on both sides then pull the housing toward you and have fun! let me know whirlpoolpartssurplus.com mark

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  • Mark Nichols Jun 26, 2009

    pop the 2 springs off of it and pull it off the motor shaft ... i can ship one today if you call in the next hour! mark whirlpoolpartssurplus.com

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hi Eamon.
this is what i found from the internet.
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Sometimes a washing machine leaks on spin, but not before. If this is the case, either it's going into spin with too much water inside, or something may only be leaking under the pressure and tub movement caused by spinning.
If you can see water running out of the soap drawer during spin it's probably gone into spin without pumping the water away properly. If it wasn't pumping water out at all it would not go into spin, but a partial obstruction can reduce the flow enough to allow a spin with the water unable to escape fast enough. This causes water to be forced up into the drawer or out of the steam vent at the back. If you suspect this check the last section of this article - Washer leaks from drawer
If water is coming from underneath when it spins then it's more likely to be caused by something leaking only under pressure. Check the door seal all around inside for slits and small holes, especially higher up, which may only open up and let water out when the washer is bouncing around on spin.
Other possible causes are hoses inside the machine which have small holes which open up during spin or which leak where they connect to the tub under spin conditions. These type of leaks often leave tell-tale rust or dry detergent marks. After that there could be a crack or small hole high up in the plastic outer tub which only gets exposed to water when it's forced around the tub during spin.
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We have a water leak coming from beneath our machine . Fault reports = 'OE'. what is the problem?


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For the DE code, open the access panel on the lower left on front of the washer. Drain the last of the water out of the machine using the small hose found there, then unscrew the big knob next to the hose and remove. Clean out this filter. If nothing is in the filter, replace pump motor.
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Remove the lower panel under the washer door and inspect the interior. The panel is removed by loosening and removing the screws under the bottom front edge. With the screws removed the panel will drop down, then off. Inspect the following areas:

- Check all hoses for leaks, cracks, holes and loose connections. Check the seal where the drain hose from the bottom of the wash tub connects to the intake of the drain pump. Make sure the drain hose from the pump to the standpipe is connected snug to the pump and is not leaking.
- Check the drain pump to ensure it is not leaking. The clean out reservoir cap (if not fitted properly) can leak around the seal.
- Check the door bellow (gray rubber boot) to ensure it is not leaking. HINT: A tale-tell sign of bellow leakage is wetness showing up on the front washer counterweight. This is a concrete block mounted to the front of the wash tub. It is not supposed to be wet.
- Check the pressure switch air hose to ensure it is connected to the air dome on the side of the wash tub. This is a small rubber hose that runs from the pressure switch in the top left rear of the washer (viewed from the back, with the washer top panel removed) to the bottom right hand side of the wash tub. However, if this hose were to come off the air dome fitting, the wash tub would continously try to fill and water would begin to pour from the bottom of the wash tub. If this does not sound like your symptoms, disregard this step.
- Check the seam where the wash tub shells meet. There is a rubber tub gasket that seals the two tub halves together. If the seal is bad, water will begin to collect and drip along this seam.
- Check the tub for cracks. This is NOT common, but it can happen.

The following link explains the step-by-step process of checking and cleaning the drain pump:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet

I mention this link, because it gives you some guidance on how to access the pump and how avoid the possible mess involved with water pouring out of the pump.

If you discover the door bellow as the the cause for your leak, please refer to this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

I hope this leads you in the right direction and helps you resolve your problem. Please post back if you have any further questions.

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Dear Customer,
The likely reasons for a leaking AC are...
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A window air conditioner must be slightly lower at the rear than the front. This allows the water being removed from the room to drain to the back of the machine. A difference of one inch is sufficient. This is always the first thing to check. Many are improperly installed in the haste to get relief from the heat. If installed too low at front the water will flow into the room rather than outside. If installed too low at rear, water can roll out front edges before has chance to exit towards rear drain.


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  1. Internal drains blocked.
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