I have an older Roper Washing Machine (model number ALC245VW1) that is leaking at the bottom at some point during the cycle - I am suspecting it is the pump that will need to be replaced. I've done a few initial searches to find parts, but have been unable to locate any. Does anyone have suggestions on where to find replacement parts, repair guides etc for this older model? Also any suggestions on what else it might be other than the pump would be greatly appreciated.
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On Your washer to locate a leak, remove the front panel first. Should be two clips at the bottom of front panel, use a putty knife to pry them down while pulling lower of front panel forward (older models used two screws right through front panel on left and right sides). After getting both lower clips loose, pull bottom of front panel forward to remove from top. Set front panel aside and then use a 3/8" socket or nut-driver to remove two screws (one each) in the front right and left corners that secure the top to the side panels of the washer (inside in front corners going upwards). After screws are removed slide machine away from the wall about 8-10" and lift front of top up. Will pivot up like the hood on a car. This will allow you to examine machine for leaks. Let me know when you come up with leak location if you need any more help!!
hose could be leaking going to your pump there are two attached to it, also the pump has a seal where it connects to the motor could be leaking there, and there is a tub seal. but it does sound like a hose came loose
You may get lucky and just a belt has broken. An independent repairman could fix this for under $100. It also may be the transmission, which would be much more expensive. If the machine is older and the repair is between one third and one half the cost of a new washing machine, just buy a new one.
It's in the drain hose somewhere,during the fill the water gets as deep in the drain hose as it does in the washer,during the wash the pump runs in reverse keeping the water level in the hose low,during the drain the hose is filled again.
Prop the washer up in front on a couple bricks or boards,start putting in water until it starts to leak and take a peak under the machine.
check when it's leaking during the cycle. If the fill hose has become unhooked from the outer drum of the machine, it'll just dump water all over the floor... it'll leak out of the case of the machine, but it's an easy fix... you simply open the machine, reinstall the hose into the drum or you may have to replace the hose...washing machines will last a good long time...it's worth the trouble to fix...let me know if you need help opening it up. This can happen if the machine is overloaded... I had a laundromat and this happened alot because people were cheeeeep and wanted to overstuff the machine thinking they'd get a better deal...not true...dirtier clothes and broken machines....
Try doing a search of your particular washing machine model. This may give you resources to different parts and supplies. Also, you can try www.repairclinic.com and see if that site can help you out. Good luck with your endeavor.