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My Kenmore washer drum does not line up correctly and when filling up some of the water flows out side the drum and leaks onto the floor. The drum also does not line up on rince cycle and the water also misses the edge od the drum. Any ideas.

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Sounds like the springs are bad on the drum

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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To sufficiently inspect your washer to determine where to leak may be coming from, please review the following link:

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

If there is a huge gush of water coming from the washer as soon as you begin the fill cycle, this is commonly caused by a small air hose on the side of the washer drum that connects to the pressure switch. If this air hose comes loose,the water will pour from the wash tub as it begins to fill. This is an easy fix, if that is the only problem.

Another cause, can be a water inlet valve that is leaking by, or a pressure switch that does not keep the water supply shut off when not in use. This will cause the tub to fill up and spill over. The following link explains how to check for this as well:

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


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