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Leaking water at the plastic part connected to Intake hose, on top of washer

I figured out how to open the front/top, and started a load to watch for water. Nothing at the bottom...the source is some water leaking out of some plastic connecter-looking item, that is just under the "hood", which seems to be a junction between the small intake hose above and the large hose beneath it. There are actually small square holes in this plastic device, that seem to belong there. Everything is snug tight, no breaks or anything obvious, other than these squirts of water. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

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  • Jan_H Mar 11, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and I was wondering if the hose is supposed to cover those square holes. What are they for? This problem only started a couple of weeks ago and is getting worse. Is the lower hose plugging up or something? My model number is JWP21000.

  • lucyshoes Mar 13, 2008

    Hey Jan....the prob was easier than you'd think....Those holes are supposed to be just where they are. However, I verrrry carefully disconnected & removed this little siphon break to clean it out with some vinegar/baking soda solution and a good stiff toothbrush. Only needed some of the "gunk" cleaned out, then reconnected everything back exactly as it was. Even went and scrubbed a little ways into the hoses, and all leaking stopped.

    The trickiest part is wrestling with those spring-squeeze components that hold everything together (I found a pair of adjustable pliers works well), or whatever tools you work well with, have at hand...and make sure you have towels around and/or a way to hold the hose (bottom one) upright , once you loosen everything, as water dumps out when it tips....Just a little bit of dexterity & balance, minimal cussing and sweat on this one. Hope this helps!


  • lucyshoes Mar 17, 2008

    Your welcome, so glad I could help!

  • Jan_H May 11, 2010

    Lucyshoes, I just wanted to tell you your solution to my water leak problem worked perfectly. Thanks again

  • Jan_H May 11, 2010

    I found out this plastic part is the siphon break but I can't understand why it is so open that the water flows out of it. Is the hose up far enough? What can I do to stop the leak? I really HATE using the laundramat.



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Thanks for you quick response lucyshoes. I will try that.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008


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