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Water leaking from bottom of washer machine

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  • smit8572 Aug 21, 2008

    When you cut on water flows out from the bottom, Can not figure out how to take off the back, no screws just plastic clips. Planned to do the suggestion but can't find manual to follow directions.

  • slashnpage Dec 17, 2008

    I have this transmission problem that is causing a water leak and the agitator is unidirectional, so what part fixes it and how much will it cost?

  • rachjoe3 Dec 19, 2008

    water leaking from bottom of washer when filling with water.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Had repairman out. He ran an emply load. Found no problems. After he left, I placed clothes in washer, leaked again. Too much water to run as is on second floor.

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I suggest you remove the front of the washer and observe the base of the drum and all hoses while in operation, using a flashlight attempt to find the source of the leak. **USE CAUTION!** Moving parts, water and electrical components present a very real hazard! If you have a top loading washer which agitates the clothing back and forth, one possible cause is the transmission. There is an internal locking mechanism which sometimes fails and will not engage, allowing the drum to continue to spin in one direction. The water will rise as the drum gains speed until it reaches the overflow outlets at the upper portion of the drum. These overflow outlets allow the water to spill out inside the bottom of the washer and out onto the floor. To check this, run the washer with the lid open (to do so, use a plastic or dry wooden stick [something non-conductive] to push down and hold the safety interlock switch closed) if the washer does not agitate back and forth and only spins in one direction you have a transmission problem. JUST BE CAREFUL WHEN OPERATING WITH THE INTERLOCK BYPASSED AS YOU WILL HAVE EXPOSED MOVING PARTS! If you feel any hesitation or concern about doing this...STOP!!, get someone comfortable or certified to do this type of work. While it is not difficult to do these things, there are risks and a momentary distraction can be painful, disfiguring or deadly. In this case, a repairman can be cheaper than a trip to the emergency room. You be the judge of your own skills and abilities.

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If you can put a cup of water in and it leaks out, it may have a cracked tub. If it will only leak on spin cycle, you need a new water pump, which for most standard washers will run you around 40$

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