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Kenmore washer leaks after replacing water pump

I have a Kenmore washer a friend gave me, had the water pump replaced due to leaking from a hole. It worked well for a while, but now when I wash a load of clothes, it leaks a small puddle from the front left corner. I dont want to spend more money fixing this than I already have. Is there something I can try to do myself before I finally give up and buy a new washer?

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Possibly just st a hose or clamp not installed correctly.

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Front loader or top loader we can not guess

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removethe lower acess panel 3 screws across the bottom , run the cycle and watch to see where exctly the leak is coming from it should be quite apparent

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THE WATER VALVE IN THE WASHER HAS TO BE REPLACED THE COST OF THE WATER VALVE IS ABOUT $25.00

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SOURCE: LG WM2487 Leak Front Left

Not sure if this machine is similar to the WM2277, but here is the procedure for that - my leak was in the "baffels" hose that connects the drum to the drain pump:

1. Drain the machine - pry the panel at the front left lower corner to get access to a stoppered tube. drain as much water from here as possible.
2. Remove screw visible inside this area and remove the white molded plastic - also remove the screw behind that plastic.
3. Open the washer door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door gasket. Carefully pull the door gasket away from the panel push inside and then reclose the door.
4. Remove the detergent drawer and the two screws visible behind it.
5. Pull the top of the electronics panel away from the machine and lift up - place on top of machine or hook it out of the way
6 Remove the 4 screws that are visible holding the front panel to the machine. Left the entire front panel up about 2 inches and swing to the right (there is a wire connecting the door to the machine on the right)

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Washer 80 Series is leaking. Water and

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110-25864400

and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

See the section for the basket and tub assembly's

I'd pull the cabinet in order to get to the hoses going to and from the pump first.

See the following:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131

If the hoses are fine, I'd also check the gaskets at the bottom of the tub.

If you're reasonably mechanically inclined, these are easy fixes.

If you have to get to the gaskets at the bottom of the tub, see the following for how to remove the agitators, pump, motor, transmission, spin tube and basket.

(It sounds a bit complicated but it's not really that difficult.)

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.

Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.

As an aside, see the following Whirlpool Service Manual for top load direct drive washers.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

Depending on the problem (hoses or gasket) it's certainly less expensive than calling in a repair person.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series Top Loading Washer Leaks

If this is a Kenmore TOP LOADER, you need to remove the exterior cabinet in order to access the washer interior and sufficiently inspect to determine where your leak may be coming from. This is much easier than it sounds. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576648-washer_leak__top_loader

In the majority of cases with a top loader, the water pump begins to leak. These pumps are not serviceable and require replacing if damaged. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3794382-replacing_water_pump_whirlpool_top

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need.

Follow the tips in the link provided and make sure you inspect all hoses and tub seals as well. This is a very simple repair that you can perform without the assistance of a repairman. The average cost of a pump is about $35.

If you have any questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER (located along the wash tub rim under the lid), so I can determine what washer configuration you have. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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