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Washer leaking water from bottom

All of the hose connections seem to be secure; however, during the spin cycle water comes out of the bottom of the machine Most of the water seems to drain through the the drain hose, but we are still getting puddles underneath the machine. My GE washer leaks when in spin cycle, cloths are being washed but water is on the floor.

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  • fermat May 04, 2008

    Cannot identify exactly where leak is, wish to remove agitator for closer inspection. Would appreciate instructions or advice on how to best achieve this.

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  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Water comes out of bottom during washing and spinning cycle.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    Water drips in the beginning of the wash. During spin cycle about a quart comes out. I have tried fixing it with silicone with no luck



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MIne did and it was the bleach container on the top that was getting clogged and leaking over, we actually drilled the hole a bit bigger and cleaned it all out and it stopped. I've had to take the whole top of the washer off to do this about 2-3 times now.

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Looks like you have to replace the RUBBER SEAL thats inside the tub at the center post , try this , remove the panel so you can see inside , put the washer to fill w/ water , and watch closely underneath the tub wheres the transmision is connected , and watch for LEAKS . hope this info helps

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