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Leaking into tub

When not on/running there is a leak into the tub/load area

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This problem is commonly attributed to either a leaking water inlet valve, or a pressure switch malfunction. The following link explains how to diagnose and repair each problem yourself:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3753262-front_load_washer_fills_when_not_in_use

I've included steps on how to replace any defective parts and parts resources if you need to order anything. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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Is repair time and parts extensive for this type of repair? Kenmore Front Load Model# 110.45986401


Confirm that it is not the door seal. The door seal can easily be replaced and the parts are available.

You would expect that any water leaking around the door seal would migrate down to the lowest part of the tub leaving the appearance that the leak is where the two half's of the tub are joined by the retaining clips
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Replacing the seal between the two tub half's is a different story as compared to the door seal. The tub seal is definitely do-able, but not for the faint of heart!!
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If the leak is very very small I might wait until a major overall is require such as the tub seal/bearing. If I chose to wait I would monitor the situation.

Inspect the area at the hub of the pulley looking for streaks of rust.. If there is an indication that water is leaking past the basket tub seal than doing an over hall now may included front door seal, tub seal, bearing and basket seal replacement.

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Water is leaking out of the bottom of washer. It runs the cycle fine


Move the machine away from the wall so that the rear may be accessed. The evacuation hose is below the tub level and there are a couple of hoses to check from the rear area of the machine. If necessary, remove the rear panel with eight or more screws and set aside. Check the hose that evacuates water to the rear hose mount. These two areas may show evidence of the leak. If possible, run a cycle or two with the rear panel off and visually check for the leak(s).

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Leaks while tub is filling.


could be any number of things: water inlet to tub leaking and running down outside tub,tub seal on top of transmission,pump leaking,bad hose washer remove top and front cover,then plug-in and let it start to fill you should be able to see your leak easier that way be careful when plugged-in

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LEAKING FROM BOTTOM


Is it leaking only when it is filling or all the time? If it is only leaking during fill, it could be an air gap device
  • Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.

  • The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.

  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
  • If it is leaking all the time it could be the main tub seal. Hope this helped.

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    They are not any more prone to leak than any other brand of front loader. He needs to take the bottom cover off and look for the source with a flashlight while the machine runs through a cycle. It could be something simple like a drain or fill hose or something much more difficult like the tub gasket. He will know that it is a tub gasket the leak originates where the two sections of the drum are fastened together.

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    It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: 

    During fill only
    During drain and spin only
    All the time

    During fill only
    If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

    Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


    The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak. 


    Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak. 



    During drain and spin only
    A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details. 


    All the time
    If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

    Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.


    Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. 


    Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. 


    Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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    Kenmore43142 water leaking from tub seem??????


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