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Washer leaking I detemined the water is leaking out the bottom of my washer. How do I remove the panel on the bottom to take a closer look?

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  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    Amana LWA50AW - I need to remove the bottom panel so I can take a closer look

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    Amana LWA50AW

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    That would be great - thanks.

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    yes

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    I can't find where I rate your response to my problem :(

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    I have figured it out - thanks for your help. I won't need the manual

  • sherrijn Apr 28, 2008

    I'd like to rate coolguy for his help as an A+++

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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,
Please don't forget to rate the solution

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  • Priya darshan Apr 28, 2008

    Can you please give the make and the model no. so that i can find a service manual for it

  • Priya darshan Apr 28, 2008

    Hi again,

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Can you give us first the maker & the model part # of the washer..

Thanks

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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    micromaster Apr 28, 2008

    kindly wait i'll find schematics for that model..

    Thank you

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    micromaster Apr 28, 2008

    as i see you have one contact over here.. until i still finding for the diagram please let me know if his solution fix the problem,

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    micromaster Apr 28, 2008

    are you sure it was LWA50AW...?


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    micromaster Apr 28, 2008

    this for an initial post which can give you a guide..

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    Please input again the model of the washer..

    Thank you

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    micromaster Apr 28, 2008

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