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Why does my LSQ 8000 leak when filling up and spinning (drain cycle)?

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If you have a leak on a top loader, the most common cause is a worn drain pump, leaking drain hoses or the hose to the air dome has come loose. You will need to remove the exterior case of the washer to be sure. DO NOT lay the washer on its back. The gearcase contains oil and it may leak through the breather hole.

The following link explains how to inspect a TOP LOADER for leaks:

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

If the drain pump is leaking, it is not serviceable and must be replaced, the following link explains how to replace one:

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

Replacement parts (if required) may be purchased on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
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appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare.

Read through the instructions provided and let me know if you need further assistance. Please post back if you have questions. I hope this help you.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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