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Hi, my whirlpool washing machine is leaking, it looks to leaking under the drum, top side of motor....last load of laundry that I did.... I washed sandy close from the beach. now when I shine a flash light I can see some sand on the light plastic part of the drum? would this have anything to do with it leaking maybe i wrecked a gasket?or maybe need it nedds to be cleaned out ? maybe the two don't have anything to do with the other?... It is a kirkland brand whirlpool washing machine......The only part number I could find on the whole thing is for the control panel at her top {3956220 white} but it is a 10 cycle super capacity 5 seed combo

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SOURCE: Hi I have a Whirlpool 8255e

sounds like timer hanging or bad timer motor ..in either case only solution replace timer

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

docjohn174
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SOURCE: Leaking at drum where drive shaft enters

hi thanks for the question .your problem is major save yourself a lot of aggravations purchase new a nice washer is called roper built by whirlpool but cheaper same quality thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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you see plastic shavings??? thats part of the front tub assy, not a very fun part to change call a professionnal for that one. in the meantime id pop off the lower acess panel and make sure all 4 of the suspension rods are in place and not causing the tub to lay foward and rub

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Atlantis Top Load MAV6250AWW Drum Leak?

It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: 

During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time

During fill only
If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak. 


Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak. 



During drain and spin only
A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details. 


All the time
If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.


Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. 


Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. 


Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Water leaking from bottom

Replace water pump. Common problem. Unscrew the control panel ,two screws on each end. Flip control panel over and unsnap gold brackets from base to the back. Lift up housing and disconnect lid switch, remove housing. The water pump is in the front lower that has two hoses , disconnect hoses and unsnap pump. My sister fixed hers in about 25 minutes.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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Find the service manual for your machine here

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