Washing machine (6 yrs old) has been leaking water onto the floor. Removed front pannel found rusty looking residue on the backside and around the inside on the bottom drip pan. While in the spin cycle can see a slow drip on front of motor housing. I'm guessing the pump needs to be replaced if so, where can I find step-by-step instructions to replace pump. Thanks! Jan
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Jan, if your pump needs to be replaced, I haven't seen a step by step instruction on it so far, so I hope this will do. First Unplug the machine and remove the remaining water from inside of it.(even after the spin cycle, water remains inside the bottom of the tub, the pump and the drain hose) The easiest way to do this is using a wet /dry vac, attaching it to the end of the drain hose that goes into the wall and sucking the remaining water out. Next pull the unit forward and tilt the top of it back about 45 degrees. (when you have it tipped back far enough, the top will rest against the wall behind the machine instead of tipping forward) Remove the belt from the pulleys underneath the machine. Remove the 3 bolts holding the pump to the base of the machine. Use a pair or pliers or channel locks to remove the clamps on the hoses attached to the pump. Install the replacment pump you've purchased from a local appliance parts sttore or bought from the manufactures web site on line by reversing the process. Run a quick fill/ spinto make sure you have no leaks.
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Hi, The first thing to do is get the machine up off the floor onto a base that allows you to slide under machine on your back with a flash light. Make sure whatever you decide to lift machine up onto is very stable and durable. Bricks, blocks, or a utility cart maybe. You need to look under machine to see where the leak is coming from. You want to make sure it is not going to fall on you. The machine is not that heavy, just awkward to lift or move because of it's size. So, you could slide something under each corner, one at a time, or ask a friend to help lift it onto a base. Now you are ready to go. Don't worry, this is really easy. Get a towel, flashlight, and start machine on a small load with shortest cycle set.(probably delicate). After you start machine, slide under and and try to find where water is leaking from. The pump is going to be a plastic circular shape thing with ridges on outside. Probably dead front center and attached to motor. If water is leaking anywhere from plastic circle thing, then this is your problem. BUT, also follow all the black hoses that are under machine. Sometimes leak can be a cracked hose or loose attachment. That is real cheap and easy. The hoses are attached with metal ring deals. You take a pair of channel locks or big pliers and squeeze them to open. There are 2 or 3 hoses that attach to pump that will need to be removed if this is where leak is coming from. Then, the pump is only attached with metal clips that you pull out to release pump from motor. No tools needed. Take the pump to sears or local appliance shop and I guarantee they will have replacement.
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our door gasket was leaking and running out the bottom... not sure how the gasket got holes in it but it had five or six holes and it is not that old. the gasked was over a hundred dollars and the water bill ran over a hundred dollars before I found the leak
sounds like you may have a hole inside the inner tub, depending on the model an the labor might be cheaper to buy a new one, i priced one for my old kenmore an was told 150 DLS. AM IN chicago, but i took it apart found the hole an sanded the hole with some sand paper, used a little piece of plastic patch looks more like a window screen an then used about 3 layers of JB weld an it fixed so far, is been working for over 6 months, knock on wood........lol.............good luck..........
Check the wire ring that goes around the rubber seal located just inside the door - we had to call a repair person out one day because our door was leaking, and he told us it's important that the spring be at the top of the door opening to prevent leaks from happening. He had a hard time moving the spring to the top but that seemed to help.
A few months later we found a water leak from our soap tray, so we had the tray replaced under warranty, although I'm not sure that helped because the replacement looked identical to the old one. It only leaked when we used powdered Oxyclean and liquid soap in the tray at the same time; the leaking water ran behind the front cover and dripped out onto the floor
all along the front of the machine, mostly near the left corner, but we stopped putting Oxyclean into the tray & the problem stopped. Hope that helps.
The whole cabinet comes off on this washer. Too remove you need to remove 2 screws in console. These may be in back on the right and left ends of console or may be in front on each end. If you can-not find them they might be hidden under plastic end trim. They are located in front of console on both ends. To remove pry them up from the inner lower edge and peel towards outside of washer. Then remove screws and shake console back and forth while pulling up. Console will hinge back. Remove to gold colored clips with screwdriver prying at front. Make note of the position of these clips. Unplug lid switch harness and pivot cabinet back and off. The usual spot for a leak is the pump. Check for stain coming from area on pump where motor shaft enters. The pump can be removed by taking off the 2 clips. Also check small diameter hose that enters side of wash tub in back side. Make sure this is attached to tub.