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I have a Kenmore HE2 Plus washer. MOD: 110.47511701, SER: HLW3076273 that is leaking water. It leaks pretty much constantly as long as the washer is running. Pulling off the front bottom, I see alot of water all over (however the counterweight is dry). Pulling off the back and starting the washer shows a very big leak coming out of what appears to be the motor drive (black part that seems to be part number W10140581). Specifically it seems to be coming out of the "grate" bottom of this part. After I shut off the washer it continues to leak slowly from this spot (as if it is draining what is in the washer). Any help would be appreciated.

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  • dcolpi Nov 14, 2010

    Just posting a follow up for anyone else that might have a problem similar to mine....

    Ok - well, I could never find where the leak originated, so I decided to take off the motor and get a better look. I went to start this, and I found that there was no bolt connecting it to the drum! Did I already try removing the motor? No. I looked around for the bolt, couldn't find it. Well, we will put that on hold for now.

    I moved the motor (pivited it on the right side, and I immediately find the cause of the issue. A big hole in teh drum! It seems that the lack of the bolt connecting the motor to the drum was the cause of the issue. As the drum vibrated, it was smacking up against the motor. There is a dimple there right above the motor (looks like a place where the plastic of the dumb was poured) and the motor had struck that dimple with such force as to drive it into the drum, also causing a crack about 3 inches long.

    Found the leak. It seems that someone forgot this bolt when they put together the washer. Mine must have been made Friday at the end of the shift.


    Well, a new drum probably costs a few hundred dollars on top of what I assume to be a big pain in the **** install (which would include getting the heavy drier off the washer). So, I figured I would try some plumber's epoxy that I happen to keep on hand at all times (I try to always keep some, along with duct tape, JB Weld, and other staples that I always find I need). I did need to run to the hardware store though to get a bolt that would fit.

    So far, no leaks and I am 4 loads in. If this holds, I think I can live with the fix. If it doesn't hold, my guess is that I need a new outer tub assembly (or just the back half if I can get just that).

    Hopfully by posting here I can help someone else who might have had a similar problem (I could not find any similar online anywhere).

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The rubber seal is known as a bellow. If the bellow is torn, more than likely it IS the cause of your leak. Your only course of action is the replace it. Searspartsdirect.com carries replacements. Just type in your model (as you provided) and look under the "Door and Latch Parts" heading for item number 1 (part #8182119). It is not a cheap part, but it will cost you much more to have an appliance repair company install it for you. This is not a difficult repair, and you can accomplish this on your own if you follow these steps:

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I used to work for Sears as a home repair technician and washers and dryers were my specialty. Most likely the problem is with your water pump. I ran across this issue many times and what happens is people leave things in their pockets and it destroys the pump. A hair pin or coins, I have even seen socks and under ware get stuck in them causing leaks. What you want to do is tip the machine back and look at the pump. It is located right at the front of the washer with two hoses connected to it. You will want a pair of hose clamps though if you don't want water all over your floor. Disconnect the pump and look inside it for anything causing the motor inside to not work, this will cause slow draining and even leaking. If it looks clear then look for any cracks in the pump. If there is a crack then it needs to be replaced. Just call your local appliance repair place and tell them what you need. Pumps run around 30 bucks or less on average for Kenmore's. If everything looks good on the pump check the hoses that run from the pump and make sure there are no cracks or holes in the hoses. If they look good then the only thing left is the tub and the overflow tube. Chances are though that your pump is what the problem is and it is an easy fix. Good luck.

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Remove the dispenser, pour water into the opening and make sure water can get into the machine freely. Inspect the opening for soap build up.
If water goes down slowly (re: dlypooh), open the washer door and feel around the bellow for anything blocking the water inlet port into the washer (socks can sometimes get wedged up there and cause a blockage).
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