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Washer Leaks from Detergent Compartment

My 3-year-old washer leaked from the detergent compartment and caused significant water damage to my floor and walls.  The repairman couldn't find anything that would cause this problem, so now I have to "babysit" my washer in the event that it might happen again.  What exactly was the issue that you mentioned that would cause the water backup to leak (actually pour) from the detergent compartment?

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Two things might be wrong with this unit.  One problem is there is a blockage inside the hose that sends water into drum.  Make sure that's clear.  The other problem is the dispenser assembly may have a leaking problem and will spray water at an angle that will cause it to leak through the dispenser drawer.  My recommendation is to have the dispenser assembly inspected and possibly replaced.

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I am experiencing similar problem, I checked pump filter and was clogged, removed and tried again and same problem found water leaking from soap dispenser. I am not sure where to locate the codes given in the manual and how or where to read it on the washing machine model WM2277HB. Please advise if you have any information.

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The description of this problem is exactly what I experienced. At first I thought water was leaking from around the front loader door (i.e. a bad water seal). After babysitting a couple of dry (actually wet) runs, I noticed that the water was coming out of the dispenser drawer and seeping down the front of the washing machine onto the floor. The problem turned out to be a container cap (from a Kirkland Laundry Detergent or a Kirkland Fabric Softener) that had fallen into the Pre-Wash Compartment of the LG Front Loader Dispenser Drawer. It lodged itself inside the filler hose that carries water from the dispenser drawer to the washer drum. The Kirkland container cap is exactly the same size as the inside of the filler hose and managed to lodged itself to where it was blocking 100% of the flow (not good). The Pre-Wash compartment has a wide unobstructed opening that directly leads to the filler hose whereas the detergent, fabric softener, and bleach compartments have a small ¼" vertical tube that only allows it's content to enter the filler hose once controlled water floods these compartments. Not knowing ahead of time what the problem was, I ended up taking the washing machine panels off and removed the filler hose before I discovered the problem. I have since crimped a mesh screen over the fabric softener compartment into the Pre-Wash compartment to prevent a reoccurrence. However, if the problem were to reoccur I would first remove the dispenser drawer and try to blindly fish for the lodged container cap by sticking a pair of mechanical fingers into the filler hose. Only if the fishing attempt failed would I remove the washing machine panels and filler hose, hence this write-up. Hope it helps someone.

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

I had this problem happen to me and I called somebody for extended warranty. The guy told me that I was using the wrong detergent?!?! I use Purex HE and I have been using it for a Long time. I'll try to switch brands and post again if it works.

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I don't know what else to tell you.  I hope that whatever the problem was, it is permanently gone.  Good luck.

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