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Oil leaking from the bottom of a top load washer.

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  • ed odom Apr 21, 2008


  • compostanu Jun 20, 2008

    Similar Model - GE Select Model S2200Y0WW

    Brownish oil leaked out of bottom of washer. Cannot find leak or where it came out of gear box. Covered entire bottom panel and then ran out onto floor.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    oil leaking out the bottom

  • reed_46052 Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with my maytag - it appears that grease is leaking out of the bottom of the clutch - possibly comming from the transmission - apparently there is a grease seal between the transmission and clutch that has failed - how do you change this seal?




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SOURCE: whirlpool washer leak

most models have a screw on each side of the head assemly.. in front or rear.. new models have a clips under each side.. remove the screws or push up on clips.. flip the head back and you will see 2 clips holding the body on.. remove clips and whole body of washer will come off... will probaly be water pump linking.. have only had few with main tub seal leak

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag top load washer

usually tub seal ck pump and hose to pump but my bet would be tub seal

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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SOURCE: lg front load washer leaking from bottom of machine

I just fixed this problem - there is a rubber hose that hooks the bottom of the drum to the drain and recycle pumps - it is ribbed and it developed a hole. To confirm and repair (repair can be done from the front of the machine)

  1. Unplug the machine.
  2. Drain whatever water you can from the machine using the stoppered hose behind the bottom left panel
  3. Unscrew the visible screw holding the plastic in place near the drain hose and filter
  4. If you can pull the plastic recessed piece out, there is one screw visible behind it - unswcrew this. If you cannot pull it out now, you should be able to get it after you remove the screws in step 10
  5. Pull out the detergent drawer (push in the middle back "botton" to release the drawer to pull out fully)
  6. Unscrew two screws in the drawer area.
  7. Pull the top of the electronics assembly away from the machine and lift the assembly out (place on top of the machine or hook it out of the way)
  8. Open the door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door seal (be careful as the seal can be torn)
  9. Pull the seal away from the metal front panel, then close the door
  10. Remove four screws at the top of the front panel (that were behind the eletronics assembly) - If you already have removed the screw from step 4, proceed, otherwise lean the top of front panel out and pop the plastic out, hold panel in place and remove that bottom screw from step 4.
  11. Lift front panel about two inches, swing the entire front panel to the right and set against something - You should now be able to see inside the machine.
  12. There is a black hose right in the middle - when I squeezed mine a little, I could see where the water was dripping out from the bottom.
  13. There are three clamps - two that can be squeezed with pliers and removed, one that has to be unscrewed (phillips head screw - it is a bit blind as the screw faces the back of the machine) - Once I got mine off - I could see the hole.
  14. Order replacement and reassmble in the opposite order

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore top load portable washer leaking, model 110.42722200

Replace the water pump. The seal is leaking.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Water leaking from kenmore top load washer

If the plastic piece you are refering to is the pump, yes it is replaceable. The pump is on the front of the motor on the under side of the machine. It is located front and center and has a history of wearing the case from the inside out. The part is available at under the parts direct tab. You will need your model number to find your machine and then the replacement pump. The model number is three digits a decimal and the remanider of the number, aka. 110.5555555. The model mumber is usually under the lid, on a top loader. Instructions are not included with the pump, so if needed here they are./// This will remove the case.///
Disconnect the power cord. There is either two screws, one at each front corner, holding the control panel in place or two hidden clips. 1. If you see the two screws remove them. If no screws are visible you have a clip at each front corner of the control panel. The best tool to use to unhook these clips is a putty knife. Push the putty knife between the machine top and the control panel at either outer corner. You will feel a spring tension. Push firmly, but not to forcefully toward the back. When the spring releases the corner will lift easily. Repeat at the other corner. 2. Now, if there was two screws holding the panel, remove the two screws at the top on the back of the control panel. If just clips, simply and carefully roll the control panel over the back. 3. Unplug the wire that connects the control panel to the top. Stop here and take note as to how the case connects to the back panel. There is an aligner there that will be your hardest part to deal with later. This will help when reassembling. 4. OK, Put a slotted screw driver into the clips at the back corners on the top and release them, once again take note to their positioning. The outer case hooks under the front of the frame and the sides have a slot that goes over a pin near the back of the frame side. (Front under, sides on top of frame)Tilt the case up on back and pull forward and remove the case. ///There are two clips holding pump to the motor. Remove the clips and pull the pump forward. There may be some residule water in the hoses, be prepared, disconnect the hoses and the pump is out. Reverse the procedure to install the new pump and you're in the laundry business again. Good luck. Need help? I'm here. Just post a response and I'll get an email from Fixya.

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