My 3 month old Whirlpool duet frontload washer is leaking from the detergent drawer in the front. Its not a minor leak it loses about a quart of water. Sears fabulous repair service won't get here for 10 days. I removed the drawer and cleaned and replaced it but it still leaks. It seems as if it isn't draining the fabric softener and the tray overflows. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Lindsay
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Re: whirlpool duet frontload washer leak
A quart of water over the course of a cycle is pretty significant, other then trying to remove the fabric softener section looking for a blockage in the dispensor(which is basic and should be real evident ) theres not much more for you the consumer to look for.(or should you have to for that matter its why you bought a NEW appliance). As for the service , you've purchased a Whirlpool product, therefore you can call any whirlpool authorized Company out to service you dont need to wait for Sears!!!!!!!
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the water pressure is to high turn the tap down and wind the front feet right up. very common the water comes in to fast and splashes over the tray & down the front panel that will rust. replaced over 100 front panels still under warranty due to this problem.
You could have a clog in the housing underneath the dispenser where the water flows through a hose into the tub. Pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer and remove it. Check the opening at the bottom of the housing just inside the dispenser housing opening to see if a small sock or garment is clogging this opening. Reach down into this opening to see if an item is inside the hose. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.
Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Replace the dispenser drawer and try the washer again.
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NOTE: THe bellow does wear out from time to time and will need to be replaced. However, using too much detergent, the wrong type of detergent, or loading the washer excessively can contribute to premature wear and tear and deterioration.
If you have any questions, or are having problems determining where the source of where your leak may be coming from , please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Hello, I worked on a problem like this a few days ago. Your problem is going to be a blockage in the inlet to the drum. To fix this problem find the inlet pipe normally located above the door behid a flap of rubber..push your fingers up there to see if you can feel a blockage..If not your going to have to remove the lid of the machine to access the pipe that leads from the detergent drawer to the tub. Look at the rear top of the machine..You will see three screws....remove them and push back and lift the top panel (lid) now you should be able to access the pipe. Pull the pipe off and clean it out, i suspect you will find a sock blocking the pipe :) If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck! Mike
open the door and check between the drum and door frame. There is a large rubber bladder completely surrounding the drum. Pushing the drum further back into the machine will let you see the entire thing and unfold it. These often get small laundry like socks stuck there as well as sharp objects like nails. You may have a tear in it which will leak like that. Replacement parts run about $70.00.
Possible your inlet into the tub from the detergent drawer is clogged; try pulling the drawer out gently to clean out. Or use a tooth brush. If you are good at 'do it yourself ' jobs you could open up the top of the machine to see what the problem is. If the machine is under warranty, call the dealer.