LG WD-8016C Front Load Washer leaks from the bottom
I have an LG WD-8016C that is slightly less than 1 year old and it leaks large amounts of water from the bottom. Not underneath the door, but actually under the bottom front edge.
A repairman said that it is not covered under warranty, but that it is likely something is stuck i nteh washer and causing the problem.
Anyone heard of this problem or have any possible causes and solutions for me. LG doesn't have anything in the book on this.
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Re: LG WD-8016C Front Load Washer leaks from the bottom
Crawls, usually all leaks are visible. Im surprised the repairman did not actually get to the source of it. Your drain pump sits on the bottom and it possibly could be the filter cap, hoses to the pump or pump itself. Another area to check is the despensor. There are a number of hoses to this which could be leaking. The bellow itself could have a cut in it somewhere along the bottom. I would call the repairman back and have him at least get to the source of the leak...Catriver..post back.
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If you have cold water pressure to the machine and the valve filter is clear you probably have a failed cold water inlet valve. Replacing the inlet valve unit should fix the problem....Not unusual. Not a big job........Good luck....Nomess
Manual suggests Exterior with household detergent. Do not use methylated spirits, diluents or similar products.
For internal, dry around the washer door and run washer through a complete cycle using just hot water... and repeat if needed.
Not sure about mould.... not in manual.
Something has caused the washer to not release the door. Is there an error code that is flashing (FE?). A locked door can be due to too much water in the basket, suds causing false water detection (should be using HE), or perhaps the drain is clogged.
If you are sure that the water is not going to spill out on floor, then you might be able to get door open by unplugging the unit and waiting a few minutes (mine took an hour) for the electric lock to release.
it sounds like the tub seal is going bad and leaking on the bearings,not good,you can remove the top with a putty knife into the front seam one clip on each side(make sure no screws on bottom front,you can now check everthing out to see what you find,let me know -mike
the leak could be coming from anywhere in the washer it just leaks out from the lowest point of the washer i would suggest placing a putty knife under the top on the right and left side and pushing the tabs in to pop off the front panel to see where the leak is coming from