Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Lets see if I can help you with your leak. First off check the water supply hoses going to the machine and to the wall, then check the drain and make sure it is not coming out of the drain in the wall. Once you get past those we will need to start looking inside the washer. If possible pull the washer out from the wall just about 2 feet and lean it back and just look underneath to see if you can tell where the leak is coming from. Most leaks on Kenmore washers come from the pump. If you can not see anything from that angle lets begin to disassemble the washer.
First unplug the washer, then go to the control panel and look on the right and left sides for a philips screw. They can be in the front or back of the control panel. If no screws can be seen then you will need to pull of the trim pieces from the front right and left of the control panel Once you find them and remove them you will be able to pull the control panel forward and lift it up.. The control panel is on hinges and will flip up. Once you have this done, you will see a S shaped clamp that holds the cabinet to the rear of the washer, they are located on the right and left of the cabinet near the back. You can insert a flat blade screwdriver into the front of those clamps and push back to pry them out. Once you remove both of them you will need to unplug the lid switch it is just to the left of the right clamp you just removed. Once you remove it you can tilt the cabinet forward and lift if off exposing the tub pump and hoses. The pump is located in the front on the bottom and is held on with two small metal clips. Look at the center of the pump to see if you see a water stain line down the center of it or if water is leaking from it. Once you remove the clips the pump will pull straight off the motor. If leaking replace and reinstall in reverse. This should give you the knowledge to find the problem and replace the defective part. Please send me a model # if you need anything further and I hope you give a FixYa for this solution.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
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It is so common that the drain leaks in many ways and
is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is
important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the
identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has
leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the
underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here.
In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the
house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside.
Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged or the drain hose clamps can be loose
on the grip which can all cause the leak to occur. Removing and cleaning the
drain pump/valve, tightening of the hose is also very important. Also water can
leak if there are gaps on the front door gaskets and must be checked but this
will happen only during the cycle and not on the drain cycle end.
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