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LEAKING FROM BOTTOM

I put a bucket under water pump to see if it was that, but water is leaking from more than that area.. It starts leaking as soon as water goes in the tub, before any cycling starts. Does pump have a gasket or seal that would cause water to leak from that large an area, causing water to spew then drip?

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  • bugzlife5432 Jul 20, 2009

    It does not leak when agitating. It leaks when filling or water is in tub, even if soaking. I did not realize this until observing after you asked about it.

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Is it leaking only when it is filling or all the time? If it is only leaking during fill, it could be an air gap device

  • Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.

  • The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.

  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
  • If it is leaking all the time it could be the main tub seal. Hope this helped.

    Posted on Jul 16, 2009

    • Bruce Canfield
      Bruce Canfield Jul 20, 2009

      I am very sorry about the problem you are having. Please check out the 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 it is this seal, you should be able to see the leak through the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak would appear at the underside of the outer tub at or near the center. If this is where the leak is, the seal is difficult to replace and you may want to call a qualified repairman.



      I hope that the resolution is simpler than that. Please check the hoses that are attached to the pump and make sure that they are not leaking. A washer that leaks during soak, spin, or rinse, but doesn't leak during agitation is usually a leaking main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose for breaks or defects. I hope this helps. Please let me know how things go for you and I feel your pain. Good luck.

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