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Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaking

My 3 year old duet wash has been leaking water and water has been accumulating in the drum. I have an extended warranty from Best Buy and they've been out 2 times this week. First time, he found a sock between the drum and below and declared problem solved. 2nd time he cleaned out a valve next to the water pump and declared problem solved. I ran a load of laundry yesterday and the drum was filled with approximately 3 inches of water and clothes were wet. I ran the drain and Spin mode and the drum cleared. This morning I went to dry the clothes that were in the washer and again the drum was filled with water and had leaked.

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  • xlfoley Feb 01, 2008

    I checked the drain and it's clear. The drum with clothes had water in after the cycle. I ran the spin/drain function and the water cleared. I let it sit overnight and found water in the drum and on the floor in the morning. Problem does not necessarily repeat-- It didn't happen last night...

  • keilen Feb 08, 2008

    water is leaking down the front of the washer. It is not all the time, the drum seems to fill up with some water after the cycle is completly finished and the machine is off. I woke up with water all over the floor, through the wall and into my hallway. I ran the drain/spin mode to get rid of it and a few hours later there is water in the drum again. HELP PLEASE?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Water accumulated in the drum while the washing machine sat unused for two days. We noticed the problem when water started pouring out of the machine's door, which we keep partly open when the machine is not in use.
    We started the drain cycle and the water was pumped out of the drum. This is the first time we have had this problem with our Duet front loader.

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    Ellen_M Feb 10, 2008

    WHIRLPOOL DUET FRONT LOADER LEAKING WATER

    I was lucky enough to be involved in enough of the design of the house I live in that I followed the trend of moving the laundry room upstairs. Having lived in the UK for awhile I was comfortable enough with front loaders. Regret both now that this machine keeps leaking all over the floor and through the ceiling.

    I experience the problem intermittantly. The washing machine is used fairly frequently. There may be no leaking for weeks, and then much one day, and then 3 days later, then 2 weeks later 2 days in a row -- with even use throughout that time and no change in settings. The machine is properly filled in accordance with the manual. The cycles finish completely. The drums fills up more than half way with water. This is a lot of water in a short period of time, not characteristic of a slow leak. This later point is why I fault the machine. The controls are all off; nothing lit.

    I have looked and see that a lot of owners of Whirlpool Duets are experiencing the same problem. I have had plumberS out to look at it. No blockages. Replaced valves. Water pressure above recommended level based on recent remeasure.

    Company is not helpful. I am fairly mechanical and have and IT degree, so I follow the logic of how to troubleshoot. I think there is an error with the machine, but that's my frustrated opinion after having awoke to another flood and damaged ceiling.

  • xlfoley Feb 13, 2008

    BestBuy came on their 3rd visit to fix it (they cancelled 2 other appointments to make this 5 trips) and replaced the main control board. This is not consistent with the proposed solutions and I'm not sure it's going to work. I will post any follow-up problems/solutions

  • xlfoley Feb 15, 2008

    New control boards been in for 3 days, opened washer this AM and water came poring out... Obviously BBuy guy doesn't understand the problem. They will need to make their 6th return visit.

  • xlfoley Feb 26, 2008

    BB replaced fill valve yesterday. All appears OK. Tech contends problem is either control board or fill valve and that both should be replaced. Take this with a grain of salt-- it took him 9 trips to come to this conclusion! Good thing it's on BB's nickel...

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    I think there might be a tear in the rubber seal right at the door. I assume that this could be the reason. Can I fix this myself?

  • EdBennett Dec 09, 2008

    I also have the same problem with the washer filling with water and spilling onto the floor when the unit is off and door left open. This is an intermittent problem and big mess.
    Any Ideas? replace the water inlet valve? I can't see it being the microcomputer control because the unit is always powered down.
    Thanks,
    Ed Bennett


  • k9surfer Jan 29, 2009

    Is there an adjustment to the door to make the door seal so that it does not leak.

  • tuffievan Apr 11, 2009

    The drum fills with water on it own; not consistently. I have to use the drain and spin cycle to get rid of it. No one has been near the machine for days before this.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with the washer filling up with water after a Cold Wash only, I have found that if I run a warm/Hot cycle afterwards then the washer doesn't fill up with the water.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Is the drum filling with water when it is not in use? Or...is the drum not emptying properly during the spin cycle? I'm trying to understand your symptoms.

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    HAVE YOU CHECKED THE DRAIN

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For those wondering about replacing the water inlet valve - this is a very simple undertaking.  You can find the part online for around 40 bucks.  All you have to do is unplug the washer, detach the hot and cold supply hoses, remove the lid (3 torx bits on my model) unhook the water line from the old inlet valve (conveniently accessible at the top right of the unit from the rear), unhook the electrical connections (be sure to label these for later re-attachment), unscrew the 1 screw holding the valve in place, and reverse the process with the new valve.  I'm hoping this will stop water accumulating in the drum - I'll update later if it does not. 

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I have a front load whirlppol duet. It leaks through the door when the clothes seem to rotate in the drum. As soon as the clothing rotates and hits the bottom of the drum the water comes out the bottom of the door.

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If the washer is intermittently allowing water to fill into the tub when not in use, you may have a fill valve that is leaking by. Sometimes when the water pressure in your home is too low (minimum of 25psi for most washing machines), or when the fill valve becomes worn, the diaphragm doesn't close all the way, causing water to leak by. It could be that you may also have sediment in the valve not allowing it to seat properly when closed. This would cause water to leak into the tub over a period time and may overflow onto the floor. I have experienced this problem before. Just something else to think about. You may try closing the water valves when not in use, to see if the problem goes away. If it does...the likely suspect could be a fill valve needing cleaned or replaced. Also you can purchase a water pressure gauge to check the inlet pressure to see if it meets minimum pressure requirements. I hope you find this information helpful.

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    Jeff Rockwell Feb 15, 2008

    You need to check the fill valve. If water is leaking by when the machine is not in use, the fill valve diaphragm is probably not seating closed all the time. This is why the problem is intermittent.

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Thanks Master Tech! I removed the lint clean out and found some chewed up change. I cleaned it, put it back and ran a load. It usually fills up overnight. So far it looks good!

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Look at top insidedoor bellow for a drain hole.most times regular cleaning pushes bypass flow tube inside bellow.push finger in bypass hole fell around for by passflow tube.pull tube and white flow cap back through hole on top side of bellow face holes in tube cap away from door opening.Clean up water on floor and enjoy .

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Any chance I can change the water inlet valve without remove the top of the washer (I have the dryer mounted on top)?

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I agree with the inlet water valve being the only thing to give you these symptoms. Does your water seem to be able to run as strong as in the past? If so then best buy needs to replace the valve or put a new diaphram and needle valve in it. The way to figure out for sure is to turn the water off as soon as you have finished with the washing for the day and see if this stops the water in the tank problem. If so then it must be the valve or water pressure.

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There is no way that water can back feed into the unit the pump has a backflow flapper built in to prevent the water from coming back in what is sounds like is eith er all the water is not going out at the end of the cycle or you have a fill valve that is leaking by a small amount of water and when the unit sets it accumlates in the drum.. but the leaking out i cant explain unless you have a pin hole in one of the drain lines or the pump may have acrack in it .. The best thing to do is remove the 3 (torx) screws from the bottom of the unit and take off the bottom panel you will see a pump / lint clean out there.. get some towels or a shop vac to catch the water let in the sump.. see if that is clear then screw it in and run a load with the panel off. to see if you see any leaks..Just a note there maybe a door switch for that panel and it will need to be taped closed for the unit to operate.. not on all models.. Try that and let me know..

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Hi, If you are getting water in the washer without it running, the inlet mixer valve is going bad. When you run a load, does it finish spinning and all the water is out? I hope this helps you. It is not an expensing repair. I can walk you through the repair if you would like.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.
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