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Washing machine is leaking!

My washing machine is leaking from one of the water supply connections. I shut off the water supply. The more I look at the connection it looks as though it wasn't screwed on properly, or straight! Why would it start to leak now, I've has this machine for over a year? Should I try to unscrew the hose and screw it on more straight or will this cause a larger problem? It is the connection that is leaking not the hose! HELP!

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Re: washing machine is leaking!

First check your supply hose for cracks or splits. If cracks are apparent the hose must be replaced. If none are apparent I would suggest taking apart the connection and checking the gasket or washer inside the fitting. If it has decayed or cracked this could be the culprit. Replace the gasket or washer with the same size. these are availiable at any hardware or home improvement store.

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Water dripping into washing machine tub

Your water inlet valve where the water supply hoses connect is probably leaking because it's not shutting off completely because of sediment in the water line. Replace it or you can try cleaning it.

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This fill hose is leaking on my maytag a612 washing machine. It is leaking at the little plastic thing that the hose runs through. Is it possible just to bypass whatever that is?

Hi FordMan! The little thing is the water inlet valve and it is not possible to bypass it, since that is what allows the water to flow into the washer and is what also shuts the water off, once the tub is at the level needed or selected.

However, you might discover that if you shut off the main water supply valves at the house connection point, you can just tighten the hose connection at the water valve, as it might just be a little bit loose.

If that's not the problem, remove both the hot and cold water supply hoses from the washer side and replace the rubber washers in the hose ends.

And if that doesn't resolve the leaking problem, you'll have to replace the water inlet valve to stop the leak. But try the first 2 steps before you move onto replacing the valve.

If you discover you need a new valve, you can go to www.searspartsdirect.ocm and with the full model number of your washer, locate the replacement valve and see a line drawing of your washer and get the price for the valve. This is an easy repair for most DIYr's to tackle and you should be able to do it, once you've got the parts, in about 20-30 minutes with just a couple of common hand tools. Just remember to unplug the washer before attempting any repair and turn off the water supply connection at the wall near the washer.

I will suggest, as the manufacturers all do these days, that if your machine is over 8-10 years old, you also replace both the Hot and Cold water supply hoses, as hoses tend to start to break down after 8 years and could rupture causing extensive water damage, etc.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Oct 25, 2009 | Maytag SAV4655A Top Load Washer

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After a load is finished and drained properly, several hours later the washing machine has filled with water again. I then have to run a drain cycle to use it.

This sounds like the valves that let the water in are leaking, just a little bit. Over several hours, they leak enough to be noticed.

You can have those valves replaced, or you could shut off the water going into the washer with the valves in your water supply. (the one's that are usually right next to where your hoses connect)

Oct 02, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Machine fills up with water after cycle finished.  After we did a load of wash and removed the clothes we noticed later that there was water in the machine and it was off.  this has happened...


You have a solenoid leaking by. Next time toy finish a load, shut of one of the water supply valves at the wall. If the water does NOT come into the machine after that, you know that you closed the right valve. Once you have determined which side (hot or cold) is leaking, follow that hose to the machine. The hose connects to the solenoid valve, which is just an electrically controlled valve that is either opened or closed. You can try to service the valve, but it is easier to remove and replace it. They don't cost much, and you can get an exact replacement at any appliance parts supply house. Total time to replace...1-1/2 hours.
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate this solution...thanx!

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Reset floodsafe lines

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  2. Disconnect the FloodSafe™ at the shutoff valve. This will automatically reset the FloodSafe™ device.
  3. Reconnect the FloodSafe™ according to installation instructions and turn on water supply to full open position. Check for leaks.

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All washing machines have a solenoid valve for turning on and shutting off the water coming in, one for the hot water and one for cold. It sounds like one of them has a slow leak.

Try shutting off the cold water supply to the machine for a day and see if the tub fills with water. Next try shutting off the hot water supply and leaving the cold supply on. This will tell you which valve is leaking.

This solenoid valve is something you can buy from an appliance parts company. In some cases, someone handy may even be able to disassemble it and replace a washer that is leaking.

Until it is repaired, you can get by with shutting off the water supply when you are not using the machine or shutting off the supply that is leaking. For example, if it's the hot water supply valve that is leaking, just shut off the hot and do only cold water washing.


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