So, when it comes to fixing things I am clueless, but I am eager to learn!! I have had my washer is storage for a year and I have just put it back into use, and at first it was making a horrible sound during the spin cycle, it didn't wobble so I didn't think it was off balance in any way. Then about a week later it stated leaking during the run, rince and spin cycle! I am not sure where to start, so ANY suggestions would sure be appreciated!!!
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Re: My washer leaks!!!!!
The center seals have failed and the squeeling was the first clue. It is a major tear down to change. One that i dread even as an appliance tech. depending on how badly you need the machine i would call a technician and ask for an estimate. sorry its not better news.
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you can open the front panel of washer and see if water is coming from the pump located to the right very close to the front of the machine. if the leak is coming from there is an easy fix. you may have a loose drain hose. If the leak is coming from the center of the drum, is a bad news, center chaft seal is bad, if this is the case, it's not worth it to deal with it.
Sometimes the drum gets a hole in it from rust. That can be fixed with a waterproof sealant available at most hardware stores. That is also where you might find a "hose clamp"; if not, you can get one at any auto supply store. Make sure you get the right size. The best clamps are tightened with a screw driver. Neither of those items are expensive. One of the two things I suggest should take care of the problem. Jim Hart
The handle needs replacing, usually these only last 1-2 years, rubber o-ring breaks down in the handle, it can be replaced but a good chance it will still leak. You won't have good pressure until the leak is fixed. I would say the pump is doing it's job. I just replaced a handle on my electric washer, which was doing the same thing yours is.
These saws are of the self oiling type there is no tip or bottle it consists of a tank and a channel the oil flows thru and on to the bar by gravity. There is a type of bar oil system on some saws that come with a button you push which In turn pumps oil onto the bar. But the poulan is not one of them. I have a 15 year old farm hand 20" bar and a two year old poulan wild thing 18" and both leave there oil in the case when sitting I beleive the fix would be drain it after use and clean up.
I'm going through similar experiences with my new Whirlpool which I learned to hate. I'm not an expert, however, I learned a thing or two about washers recently. Your problem could be related to one or two things: The drainpipe hose should not be placed more than 8" in length in the drainpipe as it creates a siphon effect. Also, the new washers are designed to spin fast, thus higher water pressure exiting into the drainpipe. If your drainpipe is clogged up for some reason and cannot handle the high water pressure, that may also create a problem. This can be solved by using some Draino in the drainpipe. Hope this helps.