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My machine is leaking during the spin cycle - from under the washer

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    can the outer tub be repaired. I have a small holw that rusted thru

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HI,

Your washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs:

During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time
During fill only If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

  • Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


  • The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.


  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.


During drain and spin only A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

All the time If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

  • Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.


  • Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it.


  • Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.
Goodluck,
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I would recommend you to try taking the back panel off of the machine, (make sure its unplugged first) under the drum you will see a short black rubber hose with jubilee type clips holding it on, it may have come loose during a spin, you will need a different type of screwdriver to undo it, like a hexagon type,
hope that helps!
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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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Hello sherrijn,

It sounds like a leaking drain hose or a rusty / broken tub. It could also be a problem with the stem or seal kit or the bearing kit being broken. Its really hard to say without actually taking a proper look.

Well, based on my long distance evaluation, I'd say that rust is most likely the culprit. The underside of the washing machine is the most inaccessible part, and is often ignored while cleaning, etc. It can tend to get rusty pretty quick. This can cause the metal to disintegrate/fracture easily and cause leaks.

However, having said that, inspect what you can and see if you can find an obvious source of leaking. You can try to cover that up temporarily with duct tape or a sealing agent. But for a proper fix, I'd recommend you get a qualified technician to take a closer inspection.

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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