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My whirlpool top load washer is leaking out the front side, no hoses are leaking.

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Hello there:
Your washer can develop several types of leaks. I will post this solution in 2 seperate posts for you ok?
You can track down a leak based on when it occurs:
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.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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    Michael Thomas May 27, 2010

    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.



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SOURCE: 4 year old Kenmore 110.26442501 top load, 2 speed leaks at front

I answered this earlier but you may not have got it. Again it sounds like a leaking water pump. The easiest way to find this problem is to remove the outer case so you can see where the leak is coming from. This washer has a very cool design to get into the mechanism. Unplug the washer. The top console,(where the controls are), flips up. Usually you have to take out two screws on each of the front corners of the console and then pull the console forward and up until it flips upside down. Disconnect the lid switchwiring harness, this is usually a three wire plastic connector. Don't confuse it with the power cord plug, If you are not sure then follow the power cord where it enters the washer and you will see which one is its terminal connector plug. Take a large flat screw driver and stick it into the left and right hand slots that have the brass retainer clips . You stick the screwdriver straight down and then pry the clips out by pushing back on the screwdriver. Remove both clips, grab the outer washer cabinet and tip it towards you, at a 45 degree angle you can slide the front of the cabinet out from under the base and remove the whole cabinet. Plug the washer back in. Now you can start the fill cycle and look for leaks. Usually it is going to come from the water pump or the fill valve. If the washer fills and agitates with no leaks then you will have to unplug the washer again, jumper the lid switch wiring block, and plug the washer back in so you can test the pump out and spin cycle. Be very careful as you now have a high speed spin with no safeties, to keep you from reaching into the mechanism and getting your arm ripped off. Look for the leak and unplug the unit. Replace the bad part and reinstall the case, making sure that the back side corners of the case are pushed inwards and sitting on the base plate. Reinstall the clips by hooking them into the back panel first and then pushing down on the clip until it clicks in place. Plug your wiring harness back in, flip the console basck down and reinstall its screws. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Washer Leaking

Opened the Washer and found there was a leak in the pump. Got an M-Seal and just put it on the leak. 45 mins later the machine was in action again.
It took time for me to figure out where the problem was, once you know exactly where it is you should be able to fix it.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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