Maytag Neptune front load - leaking water under washer
I have a Maytag Neptune washer that has the hose for draining from the boot of the washer. There doesn't seem to be any holes in gray rubber boot and the hose looks fine. I opened up the bottom panel and started the washer to see where the water was coming from. It appears that after the water fills to the rim of the barrell it starts to come out from the bottom of the seal, between the barrell and the hard plastic barell holder ( the part that is between the barrell and the boot) These two parts have clamps that hold the barrell in place. Well, the water is dripping from there! Is there a seal in between the parts that needs to be replaced? Or do you know of any other reason it is leaking there?
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The pump and its various hoses are easily accessable through the back panel. The boot can collect coins which can block the pump. Squeeze the boot and empty it of all coins. Coins can ruin the impellers on the pump. A new pump costs $100 on line. The drain hose can be plugged by dimes and pennies. Good luck.
Check the door seal for tears and the drain boot from tub to drain boot for anything that might have put a hole in like a piece of metal from an under wire bra which front loads will spin so fast that the wires come out of the bras.
Q - My washer seems to keep filling with water, the water keeps coming in the washer and going out the drain without the washermotor running. A - This often is a drain hose that is too low or a drain hose that has been pushed too far down inside the stand pipe....the water is actually siphoning out of the washer. Do not "seal" the drain hose to the house plumbing pipe, this will also allow the water to be siphoned out.
The Maytag's have always had problems with those front door boots leaking and not draining thus leaving a bad mildew smell. What the problem probably is is that the hose that connects to the weap hole is cracked and needs replacing. I would suggest just replacing the entire boot along with the hose. The boot is a pain to replace though, it might take a tech to get it done for you. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this information was helpful. Good luck.
You should have a drain at the bottom of the rubber boot inside the washer. There is a possibility the drain hose clamp came loose or the boot has a hole in it. If you take the front of the washer cabinet off, you should be able to see where the water is coming from. Take the two screws out of either side of the door opening, pull on both sides of the front panel at the same time, tilt downward, and the panel should come off.
Here is the solution I found that worked for me, there is a small drain hole at the bottom of the boot that is connected to a drain hose. Remove the hose and clean out to make sure that it has not become plagged. replace hose and reattach boot. Mine stoped leaking imediately.