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During drain and spin onlyA 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 timeIf 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.
Probably a bad water pump. That is were the Kenmore usually leaks.
2 screws on the top panel right and left sides.
Remove these screws, tilt the control head backwards.
Remove the wiring harhess connector.
Remove 2 clips holding the cabinet to the back panel.
Remove the cabinet by pulling forward.
Pump is attached to front of motor.
A Clothes Washer with the complaint "Leaks in Front" (on floor) can be;
Defective Water-Pump(Very common of non-belt models) - Many water-pumps become defective due to the constant wear and misc. items becoming lodged (coins, necklaces, shoe laces, screws, etc.) or breaking the plastic housing or connections. The water pump is fairly simply to replace and is located on the inside front of the machine.
The water pump is typically a white or off white plastic and will have (2) black drain hoses connected; one coming from the tub and the other going to the drain out the back/rear of the machine. Electric pumps with typically of 2 wires going to and connected to the pump. ** Note: When disconnecting and removing the water-pump, becareful of water remaining in tub that may come shooting/flowing out.
Sounds like the drive belt that operates the pump has failed.
You will have to pull the washer out and remove the back panel to peer inside.
The pumps are normally a piece of **** plastic and about the diameter of a 'personal pizza' and are driven by a V-belt when working.
You should also be able to see that one of its hoses goes to the rear of the machine and exits to the drain pipe.
If you find you do need a belt, you can get the proper part number from the online Sears/Parts section by entering your complete model number when asked.
The pumps don't normally quit instantly but start to leak on the floor if the seals fail so it is likely only the belt.