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Re: GE top load washer leaks on floor
Check your hoses mostly the small hose going from the side of the tub to the water switch these come off a lot. you need to look and see if the seal is leaking from the center of the tub you do this by putting water in the tub and just looking around the bottom of the tub and transmission
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Sounds like there's a hole or loose ejection water hose.
Move the washer so it will run and you can look in the back to see where the water is coming from....fix the leaky problem once you find it. Could be a bad hose clamp as well
This either due to a detached "water sensor"/pressure switch hose or a broken drain/leaking drain pump. Disconnect power then remove the screws securing the console to the top of the machine. Pull the console forward then up and lay it back on the hinges. The screws are located at the rear of the console, front corners of the console, or at the front corners of the console under the end caps.
Click on the link below for the detailed procedure in troubleshooting and repair of this leak problem.
Although there are a few leaks
common to all brands, most brands have leaks that are peculiar to their
design. GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, and others all have common and well-known leak
areas. After reading this section, see the chapter about specific brands for
details. A common "leak" zone
is not a leak at all; the wall drain backs up and overflows onto the floor.
This is commonly misdiagnosed as a leak. It can be difficult to diagnose; the
problem may be intermittent. Depending on how badly the drain is clogged,
there may be a little water or a lot, or it may only overflow every second or
third load. While diagnosing a leak, do not be too quick to write this
diagnosis off. If you suspect that your drain
is backing up, but you can't quite ever be there at the right time to observe
the overflow, try this: wrap some toilet paper around the drain hose just
above the wall drain pipe. If it backs up, the paper will get wet. Even if
you're not there when it happens and the paper dries out, it will have
crinkled up, and you'll know your drain's backing up. If it isn't the drain, run the
machine with a full load. Without moving the machine, get right down on the
floor and look under the machine with a flashlight. Try to find the general
area where water is dripping to the floor; front or back of the machine, left
or right side. Open the cabinet and look for
mineral or soap deposits where there shouldn't be any.
Trace the deposits in the
natural direction of waterflow (against gravity or centrifugal force) back to
the source of the leak. Fill the machine again and run it through a cycle or
two. Be patient; use your eyes and your brains. There is no magic, easy way
to detect a leak. The usual places are: WATER VALVE: The guts of the fill solenoid valve
sometimes will corrode. You may see water leaking from, or rust on the top of
the solenoid. (See figure G-7A) Since the valves only open during a fill
cycle, this may appear as an intermittent leak. The solution is to replace
the valve. PUMP: Usually from around the pulley seal.
Some washer pumps have a hole that allows water to weep out when the seal
starts to go bad. The solution is to replace or rebuild the pump. BLEACH DISPENSERS: Bleach is VERY hard on plastic
parts. If the bleach dispenser gets old and brittle, it can crack or break
off, and the flush water can leak out.
Look for loose, cracked, pinched, broken hoses to and from the water pump or leaks from the water pump itself. The outer drum could have a rust-through that leaks. This can be repaired with epoxy, but the inner drum must be removed to access it. The cabinet top is opened by using a putty knife or similar tool to push straight back under each front corner which releases a spring latch. Sometimes, the drain hose outlet is pushed from the house drain by high water flow. Tie the hose to the drain with tape or cord. Fill the tub with water, then stop the cycle and watch for leaks.
Yes all you have to do is take off the front cover of the washer or the back cover, it it usually the front on top load washers. I believe your water pump may be cracked, but am not sure. What you need to do is remove the cover and start your washer and let it fill. Get a flashlight and pay close attention to where the water is leaking from. Then all you have to do is replace the part and your done. Any part dealing with water leaking will not be hard to change.