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My washer leaks only during the rinse fill cycle. During the first fill it doesn't leak. I opened the bottom panel and during the rinse, I saw water pouring out of the left hand side of the tub (just below the where the water pours into the tub). Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    Mine has begun to leak also. I seems to be coming from the front left corner. It is dripping on the pedestal and then onto the floor. I purchased the extended warranty but it is only about 8 months old and am told it is still under manufacturers warranty. I am still waiting on a repairman to come.

  • Christy75 Apr 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with it leaking during the rinse cycle & the repair man (still under warranty) has came out 3 times now & can't figure it out. He said to call GE for a second opinion. Ridiculous.

  • Quarath Apr 27, 2008

    I am having the same issue but mine leaks during the initial fill. Seems to be running from down the left side of the door seal from around the area where the water usually fills the tub. I have had to replace the door seal once before and I have inspected every inch of the door seal and can find no rips or tears

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Our washer, leaks out of the right side bottom near where the foot is located.  It leaks when we do any load that has towels or anything that gets heavy when wet.

  • Quarath Apr 30, 2008

    Sorry I posted in the wrong section to update my info i still hope someone can offer a solution or point in the right direction for diagrams or schematics that will help me successfully take this apart and put it back together hopefully fixed.

  • ejwebly Sep 19, 2008

    Mine is a WCVH6600HWW GE front load. I also had water leaking from the front right. I removed the lower panel (3-screws) and found water standing in the lower tray/frame. Also, I found a shell of a ball point pen - just the shell, sitting in the tray. I opened the filter and found the remains of the pen along with pennies, lint, etc. I cleaned this out. I ran another cycle and had no observable drips etc....until the final spin (max speed) and I noticed water leaking from the BACK of the seal (at the bottom). So looking inside (from the door open)...it seems like it is coming from the seal ... behind the portion that has the three drain holes....



    So how did the pen body find it's way outside the water loop? did it get forced out - penetrating the seal in this area? If so, the leak must be somewhere in behind the three drain holes of the seal OR underneath the lip of the basket (the rear of the seal). At this point I think I am forced to call the GE folks for an expensive repair trip.



    Any other thoughts?...Thank you.

  • DCrimmins Oct 30, 2008

    After replace the "boot" (which much difficulty) I found the problem. I removed the detergent dispenser and notice a hole punched into the plastic base which holds the dispenser. That can't be replace, but I put some waterproof duck tape on it and it's working.

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Removing the lower front panel (3 screws nearest floor), and opening the round, white water pump filter cap (be ready to catch about 2 gallons of water!) is the best place to start. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver and a large, flat pan (deep turkey tray works well)!

YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE what I found in my filter housing this morning (see photo below)!

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The washer is working fine now, although I may go back and remove the entire water pump so it can be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned, and reinstalled.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Had the same problem and did 2 things to fix. Remove the bottom panel on the washer(3 screws on bottom front). Just to the right of the center is a white plug that you can unscrew. Before you unscrew, get an 8x8 cake pan underneath to catch the water that comes out(bigger if there is water stuck in your washer). Unscrew cap and take out filter. My filter had pocket change, bandaids, tape, hairpins etc in it(kids do their own laundry and aren't vigilant about checking pockets). Screw filter back in and put panel back on.
Also, lint was drying on washer tub viewing glass where gasket hit it. Gasket wasn't making a good seal there and thats where water leaked out. Clean the dried lint off. No more leaking for me.

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My model is WCVH6260.

We also realized that the last time it worked right a shirt was totally destroyed in the machine. At the time we did not realize it. I think it had to have some got hooked on the incoming water spout and was twisted over and over again until it was shredded. i think it had to have somehow broken the incoming water spout to the tub.

I have no idea how to get to it. My warranty is up and I don't have an active extended warranty. I am somewhat mechanically inclined and can follow directions but I need some guidance as to how things come apart and where to start.

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Please give me model number of the machine

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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    eric bosman Apr 30, 2008

    follow this link LINK

    you will see the drawings of the parts

    It will help you pull it appart

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