Question about Kenmore 20722
Did it start to leak immediately? Or, did it start to leak as it filled about 1/3 of the way? You could have a loose air dome hose. This is the air hose that connects to the pressure switch. One end is connected to the switch and the other end is connected somewhere on the side of the wash tub near the bottom. If it came loose, this will cause a sudden leak. Check along the side of the wash tub (usually the right hand side on Kenmore) and see if the air hose is hanging free. If it is, reconnect it and your problem should be solved. Sometimes the hose will stretch over time and will not fit tightly anymore. There should be enough slack that will allow you to cut about 1/2" off the end and reattach. This will give you a more snug fit. This is about as inexpensive a fix that you can get.
Posted on Sep 06, 2007
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This is a good question; what brand of washer machine do you have?
Is it front or top load?
Leaks water from the front door, from where you load the soap or from the back or bottom?
If it is from the front door it could be the gasket, if it is from where you load the soap it's the same soap clogging the fill hose, if it is from the back it could be the hoses or the fill valve, if it is a top load and you see the water liking from the side or bottom, then, if it is from the side the fill hose is your problem if it is from the bottom then it could be the seal from the drum or just a leaking pump.
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The odds are that this means a crack or tear in your rubber boot that seals the bottom of the tank. This is generally not a DIY repair and the cost of the replacement part can be way more than buying a similar (working) older unit at a garage sale.
It is also possible that some drain hose (or supply hose after the water valve) is dripping and you could find this out by removing the back sheetmetal panel and start filling... watch for where the drip comes from. If it is one of the hoses, this would be much easier to try to fix. With the back open you will be able to see all the possible culprits :)
As a caution, with the back panel removed, the wiring is exposed and could be dangerous if you dont take the necessary precautions.
One other test you could do with out opening the back would be to slip a piece of cardboard under the washer after it has been sitting for a while and stopped leaking. Let it sit for a few minutes to ensure there is no leak (slide it out to confirm no leak). then pour in about a gallon of water carefully into the tank and see if the leak starts up again. If so, this pretty well indicates the boot is leaking and you need to 'give your washer the boot' :)
If it is not leaking , then pour in some more and if still not leaking, think about opening up the back and finding where the leak is.
Hope this helps!
Oct 10, 2007 | Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Top Load Washer
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