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Kenmore43142 water leaking from tub seem??????

Help!!!! Front load washer is 2 mo. past extended service warrenty and i just noticed that it leaks on the right side of tub half way up the side just above the shock mount. It seems to only leak during the spin cycle while water is being flung to against the side of tub. The tub looks like a two peice unit. Can the seal be replaced or just tightend up or other suggestions?

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The seal can be replaced, but it is a very complicated process. (1 1/2 hours with 2 trained technicians). First I would check with the manufacture. They will often offer a concession (pay for the repair) if it just out of warranty. (The worst the can do is tell you no) You can tighten all of the bolts all of the way around the tub (If a bolt 3/4 the way to the top is loose, it will still run down and look like it's coming for a different area). Anything else it's a near complete tear down for.

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The design of this washer has the tub (outer container) in two half's that clip/bolt together. It is likely that the seal that seals the two half's has failed. You need to confirm that this is the source of the leak. Others have reported as you the same condition and have confirmed that this seal will leak.

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It you can confirm by observing the source of the leak that it is the seal the part is available and this can be repaired!! The repair is not for the faint of heart and requires lots of experience and finesse.

If you cannot confirm that the tub seal is leaking then check the front door seal. The front door seal is not as difficult to replace and there are many videos showing the replacement. Your observation that the leak continues is an indication that the residual water in the tub is slowly leaking. If the washer has frozen then it is possible that it might have been related to the leak. I expect that the load size is not the root cause.

Check you owners warrantee this leak may be covered by an extended manufactures warrantee.

You might live with the situation for a little while finding a tray to catch the water. Others have reported mold forming on the tub.

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Drain Pump

If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable.


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Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

If the washer is leaking water the tub seal and bearing might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal and bearing can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.


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If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. The tub bearing often gets damaged when the seal leaks. consider replacing the tub bearing along with the tub seal.


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Tub Spin Seal

If the washer is leaking water the tub spin seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub spin seal can be replaced. This is common and relatively easy to replace.


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Tub Seal

If the washer is leaking water the tub seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The tub seal can be replaced. When the tub seal fails water gets into the tub bearings and usually causes the bearings to go bad also. It is a good idea to replace the tub bearings with the new tub seal.


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If the washer is leaking water the front door boot seal might have a tear or rip and is letting water leak past. The boot seal can be replaced. This part can tear when the washer is overloaded. This is common repair.


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If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.


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If the washer is leaking water, check the fill hoses on the back of the washer, this is the most common place for water to leak. If the washer still has the original black rubber fill hoses replace them with stainless steel or some other, more durable hose.


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If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.

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Hello LPeck, This is a pretty common issue with all front loading washers. Typically it has to do with the door bellows (gasket) that seals the door to the washer cabinet.

First, look very carefully at the gasket all the way around, using a flashlight. Pay close attention to the area where the water flows into the washer. This is usually located on the upper part of the gasket and sometimes the water inlet port gets the gasket moved out of place and when the water is flowing into the washer, it can leak outside of the gasket. Make sure that the gasket is properly located around the water inlet port and that the gasket does NOT extend past the water nozzle.

The other thing to do is again look very carefully at the entire gasket for small cuts or tears that might be allowing water to leak out. Even a small cut can allow alot of water to leak out of the wash tub, so carefully push/pull the gasket with your fingers while shining the flashlight onto it.

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Can you describe where the leak may becoming from? For example, near the front, from under the washer, or near the back.

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I know the instructions are for replacing the water pump. I posted this just in case the pump is defective. The instructions for removing the washer case still apply.

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