This machine is leaking as the tub fills
If you're trying to open this machine from the back, you're going about it the wrong way. Here is a much easier way:
First of all, unplug your washer, then you will need to remove the console. I believe your washer has release
tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife
straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up.
You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up.
Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be
removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each
side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should
pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each
cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it
back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be
careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place.
Now you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Under the console you will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to
remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down
into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip.
Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and
the clip will release.
3. Open the lid of the washer and place
your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash
tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.
Once you have the casing removed from the machine, you can access under the washer and inspect everything. If you take some alligator clips and short the two black wires together at the lid switch connector on the console, you can temporarily plug the washer back in, set the timer to a fill cycle and add some water to the tub. Fill it enough the be able to see where the water is coming from. If you said the leak is coming from the front of the machine, I would strongly suspect the drain pump (located in the front under the wash tub with two hoses connected to it) is probably leaking. They are made of plastic and it is common for them to go bad. It is not a repairable unit and will have to be replaced. The part number for the pump is 3296 and costs about $40. Also take a good look at the drain hoses and make sure they are intact and that the hose clamps are properly secured to the bottom of the wash tub and to the pump. Just in case you need them:
The hose to the pump is part number 907866 and costs about $13.
The hose from the pump to the drain is part number 2732 and costs about $23.
This is a repair that you can easily perform with minimal cost in replacement parts (if needed) and can save you the expense of added labor costs.
Worst case scenario: You may have a cracked tub. Make sure you check the tub real good.
Once you've completed any repairs, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:
While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the
machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the
frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the
case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated
properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides
of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be
seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.
Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel
first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the
washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the
clips will snap back in.
3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.
PS You also mentioned agitating problems, is this simply and
agitator issue, or does the washer not spin very well, either? Does
the agitator slip while washing? This could be the difference in a $5
repair or a $150.00 repair. Let me know.
Feb 01, 2008 |
Estate TAWX700JQ Top Load Washer