After about 10 load of laundry on Sunday, all of a sudden water began to leak from under the machine. I turned the machine off and left a load "sitting" and the water still came out on the floor. We have checked the hoses and the drain and can see no place the water could be coming from. It is about 9 years old and I was hoping to get another 10 out of it. Is that unresonable? What can we try next?
You could have a crack in the pump housing. Take the back panel off the machine and run a small amount of water in it, then turn on the spin cycle and see if you can see any water spraying from the pump itself. 20 yrs is not unreasonable for most older models.
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Hi Bill, I see that your tub
appears to be leaking. Here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help you
get to the root cause:
·First, be sure
that your tub is not overloaded. Sometimes when overfilled, water can and will
slosh outside of the unit.
·If the tub is not
overfilled, check your hoses and other connections. Like most laundry units,
there is always some vibration associated with the functionality of the
machine. As the appliance is used over time, hoses and other connections can
loosen and begin to leak. Be sure to secure any loose connections.
·If the above
items did not assist you in resolving the issue, it could be a number of other
underlying causes - primarily an electronic pressure sensor, switch, damaged
tub or the unit's main control board. These parts are commonly replaced by
experienced service technicians.
I hope these troubleshooting
tips help you in some small way.
It is likely that the fill valve located inside the rear panel is leaking, especially if you leave the supply lines turned on all the time. One annoying fix is to turn off the water supply after each laundry session but than you have to remember to turn the water on again next time
* Laundry detergent * Clean cloths * Measuring tape * Plywood (if necessary) * Wrench (if necessary) 1.Verify that the Kenmore top-loading washing machine is completely plugged into a grounded, three-prong power outlet. Reset the fuse or circuit breaker, if necessary; do not plug the washing machine into an extension cord. 2.Make adjustments to the feet on the washing machine if it is shaking or vibrating. The front and rear feet must all be touching the floor evenly. If the floor under the machine is flimsy and cannot adequately support the washer, set a 3/4-inch piece of plywood under the machine for better stability. Load the tub evenly when placing items inside the washing machine and do not overload the tub. 3.Examine the washing machine drum, including between the inner and outer basket, if the machine is clicking or rattling during use. Remove loose objects from inside the drum. If objects are caught between the drums, unplug the washing machine and pull the items out with a pair of pliers, if possible.] 4.the fill hoses behind the washing machine if there are water leaks and ensure the drain hose is connected to a laundry tub or drainpipe. Look at the plumbing throughout the home for drainage problems and correct as necessary. 5.Turn on the water valves behind the washing machine and clean the water inlet hose screens if the water is not running or filling. Do not overload the tub, and use only high-efficiency (marked HE) laundry detergent in high-efficiency Kenmore washers. Note that energy-efficient washing machines often use less water than other machines; this is normal. 6.Choose a wash cycle with a higher spin speed if the water is not draining as expected or items are extremely wet when washing is complete. Reduce overall load size and select a new drain/spin cycle to remove the extra water from the washer. Ensure the drain hose is properly installed on a drainpipe or tub and is not set more than 96 inches above the floor. 7.Reduce the number or volume of items inside the washer tub if the clothes are not rinsed when the cycle is complete. Verify that the water valves are turned on and the correct type and amount of laundry detergent is used.
You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.
Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.
As an aside, see the following Whirlpool Service Manual for top load direct drive washers.
Does not sound like a bearing problem. Check to see if water is overflowing the top of the tub during spin cycle (due to spin action) and running down the side of the tub. Water rising up the side of the tub during spin cycle could also be squirting up through bleach dispenser opening and running down side of tub.
After looking at various posts on your site, it seemed to me to be a gasket issue under the tub and the unit was going to have to be dismantled. I bought the set used, so I thought this would amount to more than I payed for the unit itself...maybe more than the both off them. So I did what I should of done when I bought these: I went to Lowe's and picked up a new sratch and dent set. They deliver this afternoon.
This is a great sight, but I hope I don't have to visit in the near future with a washer dryer problem. Thanks!
Sounds like the water inlet solenoid ie, where the inlet flexible hose connects to, may be leaking. To prove this, close off the external stop tap(s) after use. Then see next day whether any water has entered the tub. If it has, the solenoid valve needs changeing. tip! if its faulty dont risk 'not changeing it' because it may leak FULL BORE & cause a flood sooner or later