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Kenmore elite He3 leaking water into tub

I own a Kenmore elite He3 front load washer, noticed a a couple ripps in the rubber bellow , so I decided too replace it , after replacing bellow , I noticed that theres drops of water leaking thru the dispencer running down the bellow in side the washer , filling up about a 1/2 gallon thru the night , next day I decided to take of the top and check it out. 1st I replace the rubber gasket in the hot and cold water in the hose that goes in the back of the washer , turned water on and it still leaks, 2nd i decided too remove the black rubber hose behind the flowmeter and noticed it still leaks , so my thoughts is Valve inlet leaks or a gasket in side , has any experience this sort of problem? thanks for you help

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Outstanding diagnosis. You are correct to assume a water inlet problem and, "yes", this can be a common problem. If you live in area that has hard water, or if you use well water, sediment, rust and calcified deposits can clog the small diaphragms inside the valve causing them not to close properly and leak by. You can attempt to clean the valve by removing it and submerging it in a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and hot water for about 30 minutes, Sometimes this can dissolve any clogs and restore the valve to full operate. However, if this does not work, you will need to replace the valve.

The following link explains the steps required to replace the valve if you need directions:

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

I have included web resources to search for replacement parts.


If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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