There is a leak at bottom of washer what can it be?
Hello, The water pump recirculates water during the wash cycle and pumps it
out for the spin cycle. Some washers use the recirculation to mix and
distribute add-ins like bleach or fabric softener. In some models the
spin cycle starts while the water is still in the tub; others drain
first before the spin cycle starts.
For the the initial filling
of the tub, the pump is not involved. Filling the tub is the job of the
water inlet valve. The rinse cycle is also done with fresh water
supplied by the inlet valve, although the water pump may be running
simultaneously to remove the water while it is being added.
are two types of pumps; direct drive and belt drive. The direct drive
is mounted directly to the motor, the belt drive is mounted to the
chassis. The direct drive style can be opened for complete inspection
while belt drive models may or may not be designed to be opened. You
can however, still remove the hoses and inspect the ports for a
blockage or loose connections that may be causing a leak. Inspecting
the pump is fairly easy to do, but you will most likely have to open
the washer's cabinet.
Typically one of three problems occur with
the pump. The first is a blockage in the pump, often from small items
like a sock. The second possibility is that the impeller blades become
broken or worn down and cannot move water efficiently. Next, in belt
drive models, if the belt is loose or broken it does not turn the pump.
Finally, Your pump may leak if there is a loose hose or cracked pump
housing.In this case, it must be replaced.
Locate the pump, it
will have two, three or four hoses. Label each hose and where it
connects. The hoses should each have a wire clamp or a hose clamp with
a screw. Pinch the wire tabs together with pliers and wiggle the clamp
farther up the hose. Screw style hose clamps are simply loosened by
turning the screw, then slide the clamp up the hose. Now remove the
hose from the port.
Direct drive pumps have metal clips that
hold the cover plate unto the pump assembly. Use a screwdriver to pry
up the clips and remove the cover. Pull off the pump's impeller unit
and inspect for damage.
Belt drive pumps vary and may or may not
be designed to open for repair. Examine the pump to determine whether
it can be opened. If it cannot be opened, look into the ports for any
If there are no blockages, the actual leak may be in a
damaged hose or pump housing may be compromised. check all hoses for
good connections and good hose integrity. if the hoses are not leaking,
replace the pump.
May 20, 2010 |
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