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There are quite a few reasons why a washer (washing machine) might leak. These include:
Water inlet hoses (from your laundry-room faucets),
Either the machines water pump or drain pump,
The tub cover gasket on either front load or top load washers,
The washing machine's water inlet valve,
The door boot-seal (bellows) on a front-load washer,
The machine's pressure switch/water level switch,
The door locking mechanism (door catch) on a front-loading washer,
The tub seal or boot seal between the tub and transmission,
Among the list of possible causes or water leaks is the external hoses.
Check for splits in rubber hoses along their lengths. With the faucets partially on, check to see if there are leaks
at the connectors to the water supply and the hose connection to the machine. If a leak is detected along the hose
itself, this is an easy fix – and leaky hoses should be replaced with their braided metal counterparts for added strength.
A leak stemming from the washer's inlet valve may manifest as a spray of water
from the area where the fill hoses connect to the machine. Inlet valves are almost always made of plastic and can
therefor develop cracks. To replace the inlet valve requires disassembly of the unit so it is best to find a repair
video online that is specific for your model number.
Failure of the pressure/water level switch can be a relatively easy diagnosis
because the tub will continue to fill, at every setting, beyond the normal fill levels and until the tub begins to overflow.
This may indicate that the pressure sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. This is located behind the control panel,
so be sure to investigate how to open this part of your machine to swap out the sensor. Alternatively, there may
simply be a clog along the tube that runs from the bottom of the tube to the sensor itself. While this is a diy fix that
has not cost associated with it does require opening the machine to inspect/clean the tubing. Make sure that all water
is drained from the machine before attempting this and to investigate how to open this part of your washing machine.
If you are not sure how to proceed with this repair, or don't have an interest in
diy repairs, please call us for assistance. We'd be most happy to perform this repair for you and
ensure that the job is done right!