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Hi! I have a Gibson Front Load washer, manufactured by Frigidaire I believe, Model # GWT645RHSO. It is leaking from below the drum. I opened the back for a better view of where the leak was coming from. In looking from the back, the water appears to be coming from above the left side shock absorber. I cannot find a picture/diagram of parts to better explain the location. To give it my best guess, I'd say it's leaking from the section where it looks like the "cover/casing" of the drum meets above the left shock. Does this make sense? Please help. Thanks Judi

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  • doxabi Oct 09, 2009

    Thank you for yesterday's response. I did as you recommended, removed the drain pump mechanism. I also removed the hoses.


    Upon closer inspection after removing all of the above, I fear it is leaking from where I first suspected, where the back of the outer tub meets the front of the outer tub. Just above the left shock absorber there are areas that look a bit like a rusty color. It seems this is the area where the water came from. Do I need to replace the whole outer tub, or can I seal this area with caulking or something?


    thanks. Judi

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. It is either leaking from drain pump joint or the drain pump has developed a crack. You'll need to remove the drain pump for any cracks or loose connections. Please see the steps to remove the drain pump---
Use a shop vacuum to **** all the water through the drainhose. Remove the bottom front panel held by two screws on bottom and twoplastic pins at the top. Locate drain pump in front right. Removedelectric connector on front of pump. Remove two screws holding pump down. Usedpliers to move spring clips back so hoses could be removed. Put hoses on newpump and squeeze the clamps with pliers to pull them back over the hoseconnection. The connection on the left will cause a little pain due to spacelimitations. Now put the screws back on the pump after checking and reconnectthe electric plug. Put the bottom cover back on and screw it into place.

This schematic will help you--

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Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Oct 09, 2009

    Hi Judi




    You'll need to check the tub seal for any cuts or leaks. Please see this procedure to check and remove the tub to inspect the tub seal--


    Removing the tub assembly:


    1. Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and the
    hot and cold water hoses.


    2. Remove the top panel, console, front and rear access
    panels and the front panel.


    3. Disconnect the advance rinsing technology hose from the
    bellows, the detergent outlet and siphon break hoses from the outer tub.


    4. Remove the drain pump and disconnect the drain sump from
    the tub.


    5. If you are going to replace the front half of the outer tub,
    remove the bellows and the weight ring.


    6. Remove the small hose from the air bell.


    7. Remove the large pulley, drive motor and speed control
    board assembly.


    8. Disconnect the bearing ground wire.


    9. Remove the top pins from shock absorbers and push the
    shock absorbers against the cabinet.


    10. Place something down to protect the floor, carefully turn
    the washer on it’s face and release the springs.


    11. Lift the cabinet off of the tub.


    12. Turn the tub over and remove the (23) screws holding the
    two halves of the tub together.


    13. Lift the front half of the tub off the assembly.


    CAUTION: Use caution in handling the spin basket. The
    outer surface is very sharp!



    14. Reverse procedure to reassemble using illustration below
    to show outer tub screw tightening sequence.


    15. The seal between the (2) tub halves is placed in the groove
    of the rear half and can be lifted out.


    16. To remove the spin basket, set the back half of the outer
    tub on it’s side, and reinstall the screw that secured the large pulley to the
    shaft. Tap the inner tub out with a rubber hammer.


    Note: The bearings, water seal and gasket between the two
    tubs come as part of the rear half of the outer tub. If the water seal or
    bearings fail, inspect and if necessary, dress shaft of the spin basket with a
    file. With some failures it will be necessary to replace the spin basket.






    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



    Thanks
    Rylee

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