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I have a dirt devil power washer mod #dd1400lt that is not working correctly. When I turned it on it started ok but it would not shut off, the wand had no extra power and water is leaking out of two holes on the bottom of the machine. I also have a web site dirtdeviloutdoor.com on the bottom of the machine but I have had no luck trying to find it.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool washer machine

I suggest you remove the front of the washer and observe the base of the drum and all hoses while in operation, using a flashlight attempt to find the source of the leak. **USE CAUTION!** Moving parts, water and electrical components present a very real hazard! If you have a top loading washer which agitates the clothing back and forth, one possible cause is the transmission. There is an internal locking mechanism which sometimes fails and will not engage, allowing the drum to continue to spin in one direction. The water will rise as the drum gains speed until it reaches the overflow outlets at the upper portion of the drum. These overflow outlets allow the water to spill out inside the bottom of the washer and out onto the floor. To check this, run the washer with the lid open (to do so, use a plastic or dry wooden stick [something non-conductive] to push down and hold the safety interlock switch closed) if the washer does not agitate back and forth and only spins in one direction you have a transmission problem. JUST BE CAREFUL WHEN OPERATING WITH THE INTERLOCK BYPASSED AS YOU WILL HAVE EXPOSED MOVING PARTS! If you feel any hesitation or concern about doing this...STOP!!, get someone comfortable or certified to do this type of work. While it is not difficult to do these things, there are risks and a momentary distraction can be painful, disfiguring or deadly. In this case, a repairman can be cheaper than a trip to the emergency room. You be the judge of your own skills and abilities.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

SOURCE: dirt devil pressure washer

Forget it, they have no parts and they won't warranty items even though it is printed on the machine, claim "We would never put that on our products." It is there, along with their 800 number and web site. Their repair offices have nothing, and will tell you that too.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

huuum
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SOURCE: GE Top load washer.

Hello rschneeweis
Welcome,

Sounds like a seal or drain hose is leaking or the clamp on a hose has vibrated loose.

Water leaking out the bottom of the machine when washing machine begins agitation cycle. If the machine is turned off the water stops leaking even with the tub full of water.

Let me know if you found it and how you do.

Huuum
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Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: lg front load washer leaking from bottom of machine

I just fixed this problem - there is a rubber hose that hooks the bottom of the drum to the drain and recycle pumps - it is ribbed and it developed a hole. To confirm and repair (repair can be done from the front of the machine)

  1. Unplug the machine.
  2. Drain whatever water you can from the machine using the stoppered hose behind the bottom left panel
  3. Unscrew the visible screw holding the plastic in place near the drain hose and filter
  4. If you can pull the plastic recessed piece out, there is one screw visible behind it - unswcrew this. If you cannot pull it out now, you should be able to get it after you remove the screws in step 10
  5. Pull out the detergent drawer (push in the middle back "botton" to release the drawer to pull out fully)
  6. Unscrew two screws in the drawer area.
  7. Pull the top of the electronics assembly away from the machine and lift the assembly out (place on top of the machine or hook it out of the way)
  8. Open the door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door seal (be careful as the seal can be torn)
  9. Pull the seal away from the metal front panel, then close the door
  10. Remove four screws at the top of the front panel (that were behind the eletronics assembly) - If you already have removed the screw from step 4, proceed, otherwise lean the top of front panel out and pop the plastic out, hold panel in place and remove that bottom screw from step 4.
  11. Lift front panel about two inches, swing the entire front panel to the right and set against something - You should now be able to see inside the machine.
  12. There is a black hose right in the middle - when I squeezed mine a little, I could see where the water was dripping out from the bottom.
  13. There are three clamps - two that can be squeezed with pliers and removed, one that has to be unscrewed (phillips head screw - it is a bit blind as the screw faces the back of the machine) - Once I got mine off - I could see the hole.
  14. Order replacement and reassmble in the opposite order

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

mgprice
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SOURCE: washer is leaking, but I dont know why

Hello, the most likely cause is the pump. Whirlpools are direct drive machines which means they do not have a belt2.gif. The pump is hooked up directly to the motor. To confirm this is the pump tip the machine back so that you can access it underneath. Make sure you wedge something underneath so it does not fall on you. Next take a look where the pump joins onto the motor shaft, this is where you will find the leak. This pump is a sealed unit so you will have to replace the whole pump. You can do this by removing the inlet and outlet pipes. Next with a screwdriver release the 2 clips holding the pump and remove the pump.....reassemble with new pump in reverse order. Good Luck!! If you have any further question's please feel free to comment. Mike

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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