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Whirlpool duet washer (2003) leaks below the door but only intermittently (5-10% of all wash cycles). we cannot finds any disruption/tear in the gasket nor could service person.

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Inspect thoroughly the door gasket by removing the front panel. Disconnect power to the washer then remove the three screws securing the top panel to the rear of the washer. Slide the panel rearward and lift it off the washer then disconnect the ribbon connector from the left side of the central control unit.

Pull the dispenser drawer out then press down the release tab to completely pull it out of the washer. Once the drawer is removed, remove the screw in the recessed hole next to the drawer opening then release the tab securing the right side of the console to the cabinet.

Open the washer door and insert a flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot in the bottom center of the console. Pull the console up to release the console center tab making sure the ribbon cable clears the cabinet frame then remove the console from the cabinet.

Prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion the rear top edge with cloth and lean the washer against the wall for easy access to the three screws securing the lower front access panel to the cabinet. Remove the screws then pull down the lower front access panel to remove it from the cabinet.

Remove the door gasket retaining hoop by stretching apart the retaining spring at the bottom of the door opening. Gently peel the door gasket off the lip of the right side of the door opening then place it inside the basket.

Disconnect the wiring harness from the door lock and switch assembly then remove the screws attaching the front panel to the cabinet and remove the panel. The door gasket can now be inspected thoroughly.

Replace the door gasket if it is torn. Remove the clamp securing the door gasket to the lip of the outer tub then install the new door gasket by following the removal steps in reverse order.

Reassemble the washer by following the disassembly steps in reverse order. Indicate the exact model number of the washer should you need further advice.



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Leak/boot tear in whirlpool duet washer


The front door seal is referred to as the "bellow". They will wear out with age and may become mishapened from repeated pressure from the door being closed. Over time the bellow can stretch or develop rips and tears and begin to leak. If the bellow is leaking, or no longer providing a good seal, it must be replaced. This will cause water to puddle under the front of the washer and inside the cabinet. The following link explains how to access and replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load


Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
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repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and have great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If the model number is correct, the part number is 8182119.

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

NOTE: If you leave the door OPEN between washes this will help prevent constant pressure on the door seal which can stretch it out of shape over time. It is also beneficial to allow the wash tub to air out to prevent mold and mildew from forming. In addition, overloading the washer can contribute to premature wear and tear on the bellow which can lead to rips, tears and possible dislodging from the bellow clamp seals. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for loading in your owner's manual.

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Our whirlpool duet sport front load washer is fairly new (2008) now it has started dripping water during the cycle under the front of the machine. any suggestions would be helpfull.thank you


check tub boot for any tears in lip that seals to door zippers etc. can tear this.also sometimes water can leak from pump cleanout.you would need to remove bottom panel to check this

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You need to check if the door is not loose on the washer, make sure you tighten all the screws on the door

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Front loading Whirlpool Duet Washer leaks from bottom of machine


If the washer only leaks during the spin cycle, you may have a worn door bellow (rubber seal). As the washer spins, the centrifugal force of the tub can spin the water into the door area. If the seal is torn, it will leak out of the bottom of the washer. You will need to inspect the perimeter around the door to ensure the seal does not have any rips or tears. To be sure, you need to remove the lower toe panel under the door and inpsect the washer thoroughly. The following link explains how to access the interior of the washer cabinet and how to inspect for leaks:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576656-washer_leak__front_loader

The door bellow DOES wear out with age, but if you have a tendancy to overload the washer it can contribute to premature wear. If you determine that the bellow requires replacement, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
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If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope I've given you enough information to help you find the source of your leak.

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Whirlpool duet washer leaking from underneath


You will need to remove the lower kick panel directly below the door to gain access to the inside cabinet to see where the leak may be coming from. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the washer up with something (a 2x4 works well for this) will give you better access to the screws.

The most common source of leakage on this washer is the rubber bellow around the door. It can develop cracks or tears over time and require replacement. A tell-tale sign is the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block on the front of the wash tub) looking wet. The counterweight will remain dry if the tub is sealed properly. From the inside of the washer, pull the rubber folds back on the door bellow and inspect the perimeter for any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

If the bellow is intact, check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the front of the wash tub. If the clamp comes loose the bellow can shift and begin to leak. Tighten if necessary.

Check the drain pump and hoses to ensure they are not leaking. The drain pump is directly in the front under the wash tub.

Check the area directly below the wash tub. If the leak is coming from the wash tub iteself, you may have a bad tub seal. A replacement gasket doesn't cost much at all, but the labor involved is extensive.

Another simple problem is the dispenser tube(s) that come through the door bellow. Sometimes, these small tubes will work their way behind the rubber in the door and leak when the washer attempts to fill or rinse. This is a simple matter of adjusting the tubes to ensure they are seated through the door gasket properly.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: You can refer to searspartsdirect.com for some excellent exploded view diagrams of your washer for reference in locating components.

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If the washer is leaking around the door area, more than likely the bellow (rubber seal) is ripped or torn. If you pull back the rubber folds in the bellow and inspect, you may find a rip or tear causing your leak.

Another cause can be the rear bellow clamp (clamp that is affixed to the front of the wash tub) can come loose causing a leak between the bellow and tub. All you may have to do is tighten the clamp if this is the case.

The dispenser tube on the left hand side of the door, if not seated through the rubber correctly, can also leak during the fill or rinse cycles. The tube should be inserted through the rubber in the bellow to the flange on the tube. If not, water can fill behind the rubber and drip into the bottom washer casing.

The following link explains how to access and/or replace the the door bellow on a Whirpool Duet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

Searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, pcappliancerepair.com and repairclinic.com carry the bellow. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all of them for the best deal.

If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you. NOTE: The bellow can also become mishapened over time after frequent use. This can also cause leaks around the door. Look to make sure the bellow is sealing around the door glass. If not, it should also be repalced.

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Check carefully for a small tear in the boot or it came loose from the frame.
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your pump is going bad.the water is leaking from pump or rubber door boot that connects to tub and wher door shuts,check for tear in boot.

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the highest water fill cycle for your waher is the clean cycle.it will fill up with 2x the normal amount of water in this cycle than any other.look for a cut or wrinkle in your door boot(grey rubber outer ring that seals between door and boot)if you find one,only fix would be to replace door boot.also clean inner door glass that comes in contact with door boot ring,any hard water build up or sediment(dog,cat or human hair)will break the seal and allow it to leak.good luck

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