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Water Leaks from beneath my washing machine

Hose connections are good, drain pipe does not seem to be clogged. I have water leaking from beneath my washing machine, mainly on the right side. Is there anything I can check before calling out a repairperson? Can you help with component location/dissassembly info if I need to do that? Thanks!

Water leaks underneath my washing machine, mainly on one side (when facing maching it's on my right side) and it leaks when its on the wash cycle and rinse cycle, not while filling up to water level. It's an Amana Washing Machine, top loading, model LW4303 and it about 15 years old. Thank you!

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  • loryemax Jun 02, 2008

    water leaks from underneath the washing machine

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    exact same problem

  • madolf Oct 02, 2008

    same exact problem

  • YvetteSTL Jan 13, 2009

    same problem, but mine's closer to 20 years old. Still cleans well.

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Our WM2077CW just started the water leaking from underneath. We unplugged the electrical cord and disconnected the hoses (water, drain). We then removed the inspection plate from the back and checked for wet hoses. The big black hose on the bottom was a little wet. On careful examination we found a small hole that looked like a material fatigue failure at the point where the accordion part of the hose met with the solid part of the hose near the main drum connection. I suspect this is may occur in other LG washers of the same design. Unless your floor is perfectly level it's hard to tell whether coming from the left or right side really indicates where underneath the water is coming from.

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