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Water Leaking really bad from the Dispenser area

When the machine is turned on and water begins to run inside after a few seconds water comes rushing out of the dispense area, as if it's clogged up.

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  • gobsmacked Oct 08, 2008

    My washer started leaking (fast trickle under the center of the door) about 2 wks ago. The repairman came and said it needed a new boot. The front of the machine was also cracking from the major shaking so that would be replaced also as well as taking it off of the pedestal since it is on the second floor. After he replaced the front the leak was gone and he just leveled it up and said to call if it leaks again. I should also say that he intended to replace the boot however maytag sent a refrigerator drawer instead of the boot! He finished up this afternoon and I washed my first load, i didn't even hear the spin cycle! I started another load and now i'm receiving an error that looks like tE. While I was looking up the error code online the washer was flooding the laundry room :( It is no longer a trickle it is pouring out the bottom of the door and the dispenser!

  • thmartin Nov 11, 2008

    My washer just started leaking from the dipenser drawer how do I fix it?

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Disconnect the plug from the outlet. Remove the top of the washer panel by removing the 2 back hex screws then sliding it back to lift it off of the washer. Take off the front control panel by removing the phillips screws holding it in place. Remove the dispenser drawer. Check the dispenser housing for clogs or lime build up at the bottom of the dispenser housing. Or the drain hose (large black hose attached to the front of the drawer housing) to the washer may be crimped or clogged.

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I set up a video to tape my machine and saw not a little spray but a steady flow of water coming out at the bottom of the soap tray. After removing the soap tray and taping a piece of plastic over the opening, I noticed that the spray of water which rinses out the soap tray was spraying on the plastic pretty hard and reasonably high. That is because the first set of holes have a little deflector on them directing the spray to the front (I guess to make sure the soap tray is rinsed out). I got a sharp chisel and carefully knocked the deflectors off. Now it sprays down and not out toward the front of the soap tray. I suspect that the nozzles were getting clogged (maybe from calcium) and shoot the water higher than it was supposed to.

No leaking yet.

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Best regards Mike
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  • WARNING: Don't get electrocuted trying to witness a leak. It's dangerous running the washing machine with the top or back off.

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