While washing machines use a lot of water and leaks develop in many locations, one of the most common sources of under-the-washer leaks is in the pump. With this type of leak, it is essential to act quickly and replace the pump to prevent water from leaking onto the motor and causing further malfunction, according to About.com.Know More
Washing machines use large drain hoses that connect the pump to the tub and external drain. Over time, these hoses become brittle, split or develop holes. Clamps become loose, providing a potential source of leaks. Rust, calcium deposits and other stains on hoses provide a good indicator of where the leak is occurring.
The washer has two tubs. The inner one is visible when the lid or door is open. It is encased by a second, larger tub that holds the water for washing and collects water that spins from clothing. If the seal on the outer tub fails, the appliance often develops leaks at several points. The dripping water collects at the lowest point on the floor and seems to come from underneath the machine.
Using a normal, high-suds detergent or too much detergent in a front-loading machine creates too many suds and forces water out an overflow drain in these machines. Following the manufacturer's directions regarding detergent can stop the leak.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
Kenmore, Electrolux, Whirlpool and Maytag are the brands that make the best washing machines, according to Good Housekeeping. The best-rated models are the Kenmore Elite 41073, Electrolux 4.3 cubic foot washer, Whirlpool Duet steam washer and Maytag Bravos XL HE.Full Answer >
LG washer drain pumps can be purchased from online retailers, such as Repair Clinic, Part Select and Appliance Parts Pros. As of February 2015, the Repair Clinic website sells eight different LG washer drain pumps that range in price from $41.05 to $80.90.Full Answer >
In general, modern washer machines have a plumbing configuration that allows for separate cold and hot water hook-ups. The hot and cold water lines connect to the washer via a valve on the back of the machine. This valve is controlled by the temperature control on the front of the washer. However, some older washer machine models do contain an internal heater to provide the washer with hot water.Full Answer >
The water pump on your GE top loading washing machine may be removed for replacement if it has failed. Before removing the water pump, check inside for items that are stopping the water flow. Use a bucket, putty knife, pliers and a screwdriver to complete this job in a few minutes.Full Answer >