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Water leaking from under the front of the washing machine

There is water leaking out from under the front of the washing machine. The hoses were leaking and I replaced them and they no longer leak. There is still water coming out from under the front of the washing machine. I have no idea what the problem is.

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Re: water leaking from under the front of the washing...

The pump is easy to replace:
#1 Use a shop vac and pull all the water out of the drain line. This will keep you from having to clean up about 1 gallon of water off of the floor.
#2 Lift the front of the machine enough for you to get under and see.the pump just inside the front of the washer.
#3 Lift the 2 retaining clips off of the pump. This will allow you to pull the pump off of the motor.
#4 Remove the 2 clamps off of the hoses.
#5 Install the new pump into the hoses, and reinstall the clamps.
#6 With the retaining clips installed into the motor housing, install the pump.
#7 Attach the retaining clips, and set the washer back on the ground.

You have now replaced the washer pump.

If you have any questions, let me know

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Re: water leaking from under the front of the washing...

It is most likely the drain pump take it off and look at the shaft end and if you see a brownish looking streak replace it. the pump is hooked on the motor you cant miss it

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Re: water leaking from under the front of the washing...

The drain pump on my machine was incredibly easy to replace, btw. Just a couple of clips.

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