I did a load of wash yesterday. It was a large delicate load. In the middle of the wash cycle water began to pour out of the bottom. At first I thought the door was not shut but realized it was coming from under the machine. I turned it off and unplugged it My husband checked all the hose connections and they were fine with no signs of water leaking from them. There was no error message on the board. Once we cleaned up the water he plugged it in and ran the drain cycle. It ran the full cycle. Later, when he tipped the machine to look under it we could still hear water in it. Any ideas?
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Re: Water pouring out of my Kenmore HE3t
Teach, usually all leaks are visable. Have your husband remove the lower panel by removing the 3 #11 torxs on the bottom panel and pull down and off. Now you can see the tub drain hose and filter. First check the dispensor drawer. Remove it and check to see if you have anything blocking the inlet tube to the tub. Sometimes a seal from a fab or detergent cap blocks the entrance. When the disp. is out just reach in with a finger in front and you will feel the inlet grate. Next inspect the boot. Make sure there are no cuts or rips. Once you feel that this checks out ok, replace the disp. drawer and put the machine in the test cycle. On the left side press drain/spin. On the right side press spin speed until No spin is lit. Then press the prewash button 4 times until C:00 is displayed. Now let it do it's thing. It will fill, rotate, drain and spin. It will end with C:08 in the display. With the bottom panel off during the test, see if you can find the source of the leak. You can push cancel/drain anytime to stop the test. Catriver.
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We experienced the same thing. I was able to restart and locate the noise to the water pump. After disassembling the water pump found the impeller shaft sliding out. For some reason this shaft will not stay in place. Had to order a complete pump assembly as the electric motor is not available.
Does this change if you select a cold wash or a hot wash? What's the water temperature feel like when it fills? I'd suspect the water control solenoid for either the hot or cold water isn't shutting off completely. This could possibly be due to a piece of debris or mineral deposit in its seat, and could be cleaned with CLR or citric acid if you remove it. They're not very expensive and not a very hard item to change on most machines.
The electric valve (solnoid) is stuck partly open. Happens a lot with hard water. If that's the condition of your water, you can try turning off the hot and cold water, disconnect the hoses from the valve, leaving the other end connected to the washer. Drain the water out of the hoses and pour an ounce or two of CLR down the hose. Let it stand for a few hours or overnight. Hook up again and run at least a couple cycles on small load.
If it doesn't seem to fix it, you'll probably need to replace the valve.
Kenmore HE3t sanitary cycle setting has changed. Water temp selection only allows Hot/Cold selection but should offer the Extra Hot selection. All other settings test out properly. Is there a way to reset factory settings for cycles?
sounds as if you have a drain issue, most common cause of fault is theres something stuck in the pump housing. remove the lower acess panel(3 screws along the bottom of the forn of unit) youll gain acess to the pump housing, remove the large cover to the "button trap" by uncscrewimg the cover, it will be righthin front of you in the center of machine when cover removed, im sure youll find your blockage within there