A couple of hours after the wash, water starts building up inside the drum of our HE3t and increases with time. However, I tested with tissue paper and everywhere inside the drum is dry and I cannot find any apparent source of leakage. Can you help?
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Re: Water Leak inside drum
That's because the water fills from around the door bellow via the dispenser. Any small water leakage will probably go unoticed because it drains into the seam in the rubber boot into the wash tub UNDER the wash basket. As it accumulates, it will eventually fill to a point where it is visible in the wash basket. It sounds like you have a water inlet valve that is failing. That's the only way water gets into the washer. It passes from the the water taps, through the inlet valve, through the flowmeter and into the dispenser. If the inlet valve is leaking, you probably have a diaphragm in the valve not closing properly, or a bad solenoid. I would recomend replacing it. To access, you will need to remove the top panel of the washer by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top panel in place. With the screws removed, the panel slides back, then off. The water inlet valve is located on the left-hand side in the rear of the washer (facing from the front) where the fill hoses connect. You will need to shut off the water supply, disconnect main power, remove the electrical connections to the solenoids, remove the any hoses and finally the mounting screw to remove. If you post back with your complete model number (located aorund the door opening), I can provide you with a part number. If you have further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
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Since we are working on the drain side of things only 2 things can happen to not get the water out of your tub-1 the pump isn't working,something stuck in it- 2 you have blockage which we know is not in the trap-check conection to the tub and the pump and all discharge hoses-cheers Denny
Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.
i would not worry to much about water in that area, the service call should take under 1.5 hours, a good tech, 1 hour call, Their is a spring/rod clamp that may need to be replaced. but all the covers almost come off. so if i came to your home its under $ 175.00 with parts. so take it from their...
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Try a stronger acid like The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner in a strong solution so it gets totally clean -- let the solution sit in there for awhile then let it finish cycle. It sounds like you have very hard water -- the best way to avoid getting the crud in there is to have a softening system or use filters. You can try using the vinegar wash after each washing session so it doesn't build up.
If you are not using HE detergent you could be causing the build up of soap scum which can also cause odors. In addition, if you don't use hot water cycles regularly, you may not be sanitizing the drum enough. I personally own a front loader such as yours and have never had a problem with odors or mildew by following the regiment I have outlined. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
the problem is you inlet water valve. they will sometimes drip water into the unit just like a sink faucet that doesnt shut off. when the valve gets residues in it, it wont always shut off and can fill your unit with water over time. it is best to shut off the faucets to the washer when you are not using it and then get the valve replaced. you could have a flood if it drips more then the unit can hold.
Okay, it is normal to hear water sloshing around inside the wash tub when the washer is not in use. A small amount of residual water remains in the wash tub under the wash basket (stainless steel tub), and resides in the drain line and drain pump. That's why it is important to keep the door slightly open when not in use to allow the drum to air out. The water will not evaporate, but it will help reduce the build up of odors, mold and mildew.
Now...if your washer is slowly accumulating water in the wash basket area over time, your water inlet valve is probably starting to fail. The leak can be very subtle and you may not notice it. The water only comes from one source - the fill valve via the dispenser. If you wish to replace it, the part is available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part you need can be found under the "Dispenser" heading as item number 1. The replacement is very simple if you follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the washer and turn off water supply.
2. Remove both fill hoses.
3. Remove the top panel of the washer by removing the screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer.
4. Slide the top panel back, then it lifts off.
5. The water inlet valve is located in the left rear of the washer as facing from the front.
6. Remove the rubber hose leading from the valve and the electrical connections.
7. Remove the mounting screws holding the inlet valve in place.
8. Re-install new valve using these steps inthe reverse order given.
I hope you find this information helpful. If you have further questions, please post back and let me know.
khorak, I've seen this on this model a bunch of times. The inlet valve is weeping water. You need to change it out. The top has 3 screws in the back and it will slide off toward the back. The valve sits on the left side, right up on top. Easy job, part number is 8181694. Catriver