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Water Leak We have a water leak from the two sides of the washer. We are not sure which cycle causes it to leak more, if any. We have the pedestal on the bottom which has had water in before. I don't think it has leaked from the front but you can see the water stains on the sides from the leak.

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  • dovev Jul 17, 2008

    I also have water leaking from the 2 sides of the machine. I do not have the pedestal. I just ran the cycle on delicate for the first time in a long time (usually I use normal) and leaked a lot more than usual. Some internet searches taught me that the delicate cycle uses a lot more water. This does not seem to be a door leak like a lot of people are complaining about - the water is coming out of the bottom of the machine. There is a lot more water on the left side than the right.The leak seems to happen while the machine is filling.up. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  • tompowers535 Jul 29, 2008

    There was a big tear in the boot that I didn't notice until I unfolded it. I got one from Ebay and installed it myself in no time at all. Saved me a fortune in repair bills. THANKS.

  • deboggess May 11, 2010

    Lumpy, If there is any way you can tell me how to replace the grey boot around the door, and where to find this boot.I'd appreciate it

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    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    Have you checked you boot (the grey rubber peice just inside the door way that seals it)for holes? They may be hard to see, you might even have to pull back on the flap to see the whole surface of the boot. Even if it's leaking on one side, there is a metal panel on the bottom that the water can run along and give you the wrong area to look at if the washer even has a minor amount of slope. Try removing the lower front panel? (3 1/4" screws or #20 torx bit screws depending on the manufacturing site) on the very bottom front of the panel (you can still access them even if you have a pedestal). This lets you see more clearly the inner workings of the washer and where the water is coming from. Have you tried removing the top of the machine? 3 1/4" or #20 torx screws along the back side of the top panel can be removed and pressure applied to the top to slide it slightly towards the rear and lift it up and out of the way. Can you see where you water has been coming from? Usually water without a rinse aid (like jet dry in your dishwasher) will leave a white film where it has run down the side, boot, strut or whatever. You may need to even run the machine to see it leak. Let me know if you can find any of these sources and if you need more help.

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While I do agree with eagle338 that water could be leaking from the fill hoses and the pump area, the rest of the instructions apply more for a top load Maytag washer, instead of the front load Whirlpool washer you reported.

Most likely you will have a hole in the front boot area (grey rubber seal around where the door seats). If you find such a leak, send me a note back and I'll write you up a how to to change it out.

The second most common source of leaks come from holes in the tub. This is the white outer part that holds most of the water in the machine. You will easily be able to see it when you remove the panel as listed above in the clarification instructions.

On rarer occasions, you can have something stuck in the fill tube that goes from the dispenser to the tub. Somehow small items become lodged in there. There will be a water inlet about the 10 o'clock position of your boot (grey rubber seal). Probe gently in there with your finger to see if a sock or similiar item got spun into this area.

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The leaks in a washing machine could be coming from many different places in the washer.

The first place you need to check is behind the washer, check the two fill hoses and the water mixing valve.

The next thing to do is to remove the front panel, set the washer on the regular cycle and turn it on to start filling.

Use a drop light and check all the hoses under the washer as the washer is filling. Make sure to keep your hands away from any moving parts.

If the hoses are ok, check the pump for leaks. When the bearings in the pump wear out, that is when the pump will get noisy and that could cause your Maytag top load washing machine water leaks.

Another place that the washer could leak water from, is the stem & seal on the holding tank. When washer leaks water from the stem & seal, the water leaks down the center of the transmission.

When the stem & seal need to be replace, the tub bearing has to be replace at the same time. This is an expensive repair if you have to pay someone to do it. If you do it yourself it will cost you about $110

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You must take your time and not put your hand or hair in somewhere that can catch you.
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