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Maytag Performa Washer

When the washer is filling, water is leaking out of it. I took the drain hose and put it out the side door of the garage, turned on the machine again and when the tub was a little more than a quarter full it discharged out the drain hose and began refilling. I then held up the drain hose to the hieght of the drain and it began leaking out of the machine again, I really can't tell where the water is leaking, but it seems somewhere near the top of the unit.

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  • Mark Popp Jul 07, 2007

    Being the novice at washer repair that I am...I discovered that a hose from the drum to the control panel had come loose from the drum. This caused the water to leak out of the tub as it was filling. I think it is the water level sensor or whatever you call it. I removed the top of the washer and reconnected the hose to the drum. Problem solved.
    Thanks Washer Tech

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When you put the drain hose on the floor the water will ALWAYS drain out. When the drain is in the proper location (above the height of the tub) and the water is still leaking, if its leaking as it fills you might have a loose hose,or a cracked water inlet valve. If after the water is in the tub and its still leaking you have a bad seal.

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