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Why is my Washing Machine Leaking

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If there is ever a leak or puddle that came from your washing machine then you will need to get some professional help. The problem could just be a minor fix, but other problems could be bigger. It’s also very helpful to know where the puddle is located because water flows and gathers at the lowest point. Also, before tackling a leaking problem, make sure your washer is level. Here are some reasons why your washer is leaking, or if you need professional help.

Top Load Washer Leaks

Water leaks at the front of a washer: This could be one reason why your washing machine is leaking. If your leaks are coming from the front then it could be caused by the overflow tube being clogged or tilted. This could be caused by oversudsing, which this is caused by combining laundry products and overloading detergent. Overload of laundry detergent can be caused by having water softening system installed, and this makes the normal amount of detergent too much. So, if you are experiencing water leaks in your front washer, and you think you may be using too much detergent, then wash something small and simple, like a hand towel, and put the towel in a bowl of hot water before you dry it. You will then know that you are using too much detergent if the water becomes sudsy.

Water leaks at the back of a washer: When getting a new washer, you need to remove the manufacturers drain plug before installing the drain hose. When you remove the hose you will find the plastic plug that needs to be removed. Be ready with towels and buckets for extra water that spills. If there is a leak around the drain hose, then it is most likely that the drain pipe is full, especially if the leaks are occurring during the water cycle. Another cause of leaks located at the back of the washer are loose connections at the fill hose. After turning off the water supply, remove the hoses and check that the rubber washers are in good shape. Skipping the use of rubber washers is a common problem and can cause leaks.

Water leak under a washer: If you have leaks at the bottom of your washer, then this means that you have a hole in the water pump. This should be replaced by Able Appliance immediately to prevent water from falling straight on the motor.

Overflowing in washer: Overflowing isn’t a very big problem for leaking, but it is still a leaking problem. Overflowing could be caused by a water valve or a pressure switch problem. If you have a problem with overflowing, then you need to get some professional help from Able Appliance.

Front Load Washer Leaks

Water leak at the back of washer: The same problems in a top load washer can also occur in a front load washer. Use the tips listed above in the top load washer under the water leaks at the front of a washer. Make sure to always use a small amount of HE detergent in a front loader.

Water leak at the front of washer: If the door seal on a front load washer has soil and soap, then the seal will leak. Always clean your gasket at least once a week to prevent leaks from happening, and remember to get the edges too. Another way some people get leaks are if their door isn’t closed all the way. The hinges of your door can be tightened and adjusted to make your alignment better.

Water leak under the washer: Front load washers have an inner and outer drum, which in most washers, the outer drum is manufactured to have two halves, then they are bolted together. These seams could be causing the leaks, and you should give Able Appliance repair men a call.

Water leak at the front of washer: If the door seal on a front load washer has soil and soap, then the seal will leak. Always clean your gasket at least once a week to prevent leaks from happening, and remember to get the edges too. Another way some people get leaks are if their door isn’t closed all the way. The hinges of your door can be tightened and adjusted to make your alignment better.

Water leak under the washer: Front load washers have an inner and outer drum, which in most washers, the outer drum is manufactured to have two halves, then they are bolted together. These seams could be causing the leaks, and you should give Able Appliance repair men a call.