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I'm trying to take back off of Whirlpool washer, not doing to well in doing this, I am trying to find where washer is leaking from. Starts leaking soon as I try to fill washer

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Ok. To start out. DO NOT take the back off.
Put any screws you removed back into the machine.
These machines are actually front service-able. I will list the order of dis-assembly for the most common whirlpool washers as follows:

-Removing two phillips head screws in the front bottom corners of the control panel, or the rear lower corners of the control panel. These screws usually go through the plastic end-caps into the top of the washer at a slight angle.
*NOTE for some Kenmore models it may be necessary to remove the endcap covers to expose the screws on the front of the console*
The most recent designs have no visible screws but instead are using spring clips under the left and right sides of the control panel that need to be depressed with a putty knife to release them.
Pull the panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way pivoting on two plastic strips at the top back corners of the control panel.

-Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it (all the rest of the wires will route behind the top of the machine, between the top and the rear panel).

-Now using a flat blade screwdriver pry the front of the two brass colored clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.

-Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it aside to gain access to the inside of the cabinet.
Check your pump that is located at the front bottom of the washer. This is usually white or off white in color with two hoses connecting to it. When these pumps leak, they will usually have a tell tale sign of water mark around the opening where it connects to the motor shaft. Be advise the pump is only held to the motor shaft by two spring clips, but if the pump has been leaking for some time it may have caused the motor shaft to swell inside the pump and be difficult to remove. You may have to use a pry bar are large flat bled screwdriver to dislodge it. If this has occured be sure to file the motor shaft down as installing a new pump on a rusted shaft will cause the new pump to fail very quickly. I even use my channel locks to squeeze the shaft to free up large flakes of rust all the way around the shaft paying close attention to the very end of it as that is usually the worst part.

Another common leak point is the hose that runs from the drain pump to the outlet of of the back of the washer.

Also inspect the clear rubber hose that runs form the side of the plastic outer tub up to the control panel where it connects to the pressure switch.

Good luck and if you have any more questions, get me the model number of the machine and please let me know!!

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

  • Robert DeStevens
    Robert DeStevens Jul 30, 2010

    How are you making out with this? Any questions on it?



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