I have a kitchenaid washer, trying to get inside to take a peek, i see other advice, take off 2 screws, then us eputty knife to pry back???? still lost, any adive would be great i think i can check to see where leak is if i can get inside
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Re: how to open washer to check for leaks
The two screws are on the control panel, one on each end.
some are on the front and some are on the back.
they hold the control panel to the case.
after you take those out then flip back the control panel (it has two hinges on the back so it wont fall).
then you will see the two metal clips, use a screwdriver to release the pressure and take them off.
you will immediately be able to remove the entire case from the front by tilting it back toward you.
or you can just lay the machine down on its side and look under it.
if the leak is coming from the front center then it is the water pump.
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Sounds like a hose on the inside of the washer. Have you checked them? If all of them are tight and not leaking for sure. It might be the drain stopped up or a slow drain. The water is pumped out of the machine faster than just a drain, like on a sink does.
Sometimes water can leak from the hoses where they join the taps and/or the water inlet valves..Check for leaks by running you hands along the hoses and unions. Or there may be a problem inside the area behind the display panel...Unplug at wall and remove the 2 screws at rear of display panel. You may have to remove the lid by sliding it upwards while on the open (vertical) position..sometimes the mixer box leaks where the temperature sensor probe connects...Good luck...Nomess
OK, to do anything with your unit you MUST get a Service Manual. Inside this is everything you need to overhaul and repair your unit. Simply Google, The-Name-and-Model-of-your-Washer + Service manual download. (enter) Now find that file, usually in PDF, Adobe Reader format. Now use that to troubleshoot and repair. This is what the service engineers use to repair these units.
This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier. 2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose. 3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located. 4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" "DLE" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.
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Sounds like a connection may have come loose in the move.
The top cover comes off fairly easily with the removal of some screws in the back. Once screws are removed, slide top cover toward back of washer and take a peek inside looking for loose/disconnected wires.
Not sure if this machine is similar to the WM2277, but here is the procedure for that - my leak was in the "baffels" hose that connects the drum to the drain pump:
1. Drain the machine - pry the panel at the front left lower corner to get access to a stoppered tube. drain as much water from here as possible. 2. Remove screw visible inside this area and remove the white molded plastic - also remove the screw behind that plastic. 3. Open the washer door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door gasket. Carefully pull the door gasket away from the panel push inside and then reclose the door. 4. Remove the detergent drawer and the two screws visible behind it. 5. Pull the top of the electronics panel away from the machine and lift up - place on top of machine or hook it out of the way 6 Remove the 4 screws that are visible holding the front panel to the machine. Left the entire front panel up about 2 inches and swing to the right (there is a wire connecting the door to the machine on the right)
To open the top of the washer, you must first open the console. Where the bottom of your console meets the top of your washer, you should find a screw on both the right and left hand sides. After removing these screws, pull the bottom of the console to you then rotate it up. Where the back (dull silver) panel meets the top, you should see two brass colored clips. The trick to getting these off, is sticking either a screw driver or pair of needle nose pliersdown where the clip goes into the top. While simultaniously pushing down, push the top of the tool towards the rear of the machine. Once you have the clips off, the front, sides and top will all come off as one assembly(your cabinet). Slowly start to pull the cabinet towards you grasping it at the top. You will have a couple of the small black hoses at the top still connected. Since it is difficult to describe, as you are pulling the top of the cabinet towards you, look for the hoses that start to get tight. A pair of pliers or channel locks will squeeze the clamps enough to allow you to get the hoses off. After you have these disconnected, slide the cabinet slightly forwar and you'll be able to lift it out of the way. A common source of leakage on these is one of the black hoses that goes down to the tub. If it pops off, you will get water on the floor nearly every cycle. Check your dispensers to make sure they are not plugged and causeing an overflow leak. he remaining clprits are your pump (white plastic on the bottom center, the hoses going to it and possibly the tub itself. Good luck and message me back if you need anything else.
If this is a Calypso, there are retaining clips holding the top down in the front of the washer. You will need to look along the seam where the top meets the front panel the washer about 2 inches in from each side. Using a putty knife, insert into the seam and push straight in while lifting on the top. The retaining clips will release and the top lifts up. It may take a second set of hands to make this a little easier. When you get the top lifted up, there will be a couple of screws holding the front panel in place. Remove them and you have access to the interior of the washer. If this is not a Calypso, please post back so I can give you correct advice. I hope this helps you.
out the bottom of door?? no through the bottom panel???. check the rubber door seal for rips or tears pull it back and look around entire circumference. smalll rip in very front of seal where door should close against will cause leak for sure