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Washer leaking water from underneath

The washing machine is leaking water from underneath. There does not appear to be any leak from the hose attachments at the back of the unit. Can you please explain what may be causing this?

Posted by Del Vigneault on

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  • Del Vigneault May 21, 2007

    I've not been able to look into the solution tendered, as I had an urgent family matter that required my attendance out of town. Will look into the solution within the next few days and will comment accordingly.

    Thank you nevertheless for your response to my query.

    Kindest regards

  • Del Vigneault May 21, 2007

    Thanks again for your assistance. The seal around the tub, as you had described appears to be intact with no holes. However, in inspecting the seal, we noticed that the tub appears to be loose, as though it detached from something. In retrospect, when in cycle, the tub did bang around rather aggressively, much like it would with an unbalanced load, though that hasn 't been the problem. If that's the case, I imagine we would have to open the machine up from the back. Before doing so, however, is it possible that the drum detached from something that may be causing the banging and/or the leak? Again, thanks so much for your help.

    Kindest regards!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    washing machine leaking underneath

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    mcclary washer water is leaking from underneath the washer when we wash clothes

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    drain hose underneath washer leaking



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Your leak could be coming from the rubber door seal. Inspect all the way around the rubber seal paying particular attention to the areas behind the rubber seal where it meets the wash tub. They wear with age and can develop small holes. When they start leaking it appears like water coming from under the machine. I hopes this helps.

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