Question about Washing Machines
I have a front loader that is leaking underneath. Prior to this leak the waste pipe was blocked and I cleaned out the waste pipe successfully. Everything seemd ok and the machine was working well. I've just been away and then used the machine for about 4 back-to-back washes and I've since use water softener. I noticed a small amount of water under neath. I used it again today (after checking the waste pipe thoroughly) but the leak is even worse. The leak has grey residue/sediment in it. I opened the pump cover and removed some hard grey limescale from it.
Most likely you have a pump shaft seal leaking you can buy a new pump at this site. You may remove the pump and clean with pool muratic acid, but it is very caustic you would have to put pump in the acid bath in a metal pan that you don't mind using it and it will eat all the organic buildup from the pump. However it may leak worse as the organic material may keep it from leaking too much. So I suggest you use the pump, if you use mueratic acid it is highly toxic so read directions on using it and were air mask and rubber gloves while using it then rinse off with clean water. You should put water hose in the drain pipe and tunrn on the water to test the drain pipe as well. this will make sure the drain pipe is fine. Look at the hoses near the clamps as this is where holes develop on the water pump hoses.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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