Question about Washing Machines
Washer beginning to leak at bottom front. Looking underneath... the outer drum appears to be the only area with moisture (seam area between clamps). Water in base pan has same mold as drum seam area has. Checked drain pump and trap - not leaking or clogged. Hoses are dry. Concerned this will be an extensive repair as access to the outer drum looks like a lot of disassembly is required.
Confirm that it is not the door seal. The door seal can easily be replaced and the parts are available.
You would expect that any water leaking around the door seal would migrate down to the lowest part of the tub leaving the appearance that the leak is where the two half's of the tub are joined by the retaining clips
Replacing the seal between the two tub half's is a different story as compared to the door seal. The tub seal is definitely do-able, but not for the faint of heart!!
Washer Tub Seal Replacement Frigidaire Front Load Washing Machine Repair...
If the leak is very very small I might wait until a major overall is require such as the tub seal/bearing. If I chose to wait I would monitor the situation.
Inspect the area at the hub of the pulley looking for streaks of rust.. If there is an indication that water is leaking past the basket tub seal than doing an over hall now may included front door seal, tub seal, bearing and basket seal replacement.
Posted on Dec 30, 2015
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