7 reasons why your washing machine MAY be leaking

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To understand this, you need to have an idea of all seven reasons why your washing machine is, what they call, “not holding water.”

 

A damaged hose

In the case where the water leaks somewhere in the back of the washing machine, you should definitely check the integrity of the hoses – the drain and fill hoses. There should not be any cracks, and the hoses themselves should be screwed tightly. If any of the hoses have even the slightest crack – the hose must be replaced. Yes, and immediately check the filter of the filler hose – maybe it’s clogged and does not pass water from the water supply. 

 

The powder container is clogged

The powder container should be checked in the event that the water from the machine leaks from the front and runs down the top of the body. In this case, the most common cause is a clogged detergent container. It also needs to be washed occasionally, then it will not release water foaming from the powder.

 

A leaking rubber sleeve

If water is dripping down your front panel from somewhere under the door, it means the door rubber isn’t sealing properly. Maybe it’s leaking, or maybe it’s gotten greasy and slippery over time, so it’s not performing its waterproofing function. First, wipe the rubber with a nail polish remover. If water is still leaking – then you will have to buy a manhole cuff and replace the worn-out old one.

 

The drain pump filter is clogged

A fairly common and easily fixable cause of leakage is a clogged drain pump filter. Find out in the manual to the washing machine, where it is specific to your model, unscrew and clean it. If the filter is broken or for some reason can not be cleaned – you will have to replace it.

 

The drain pump is broken

If water is flowing out from under the machine, and you can’t figure out exactly where it’s coming from, the reason could be a broken drain pump. When the drain pump is broken, it can’t drain properly. And it drains water too, shall we say, the wrong place, namely to the floor. If broken, the drain pump must be replaced.

 

A damaged or clogged pipe

It is also not uncommon when the cause of leaks in the washing machine is a clogged (damaged) socket. If the socket is clogged, the water can not go the traditional way and flows into the joints of the socket with other parts. Then you will have to disassemble the mechanism and fix the problem. If the branch pipe is leaking, it will have to be replaced.

 

The drum is leaking

Also, the cause of the appearance of water from under the machine can be a leak in the drum. Usually, the packing starts to leak, although there are other variants as well. You will identify the packing gland leakage by specific stains and streaks around it. In this case, the packing needs to be replaced. And the bearings, preferably, as well, because at least for some time leaking oil seal, most likely, had time to damage the bearings, and they, too, can soon fail.

 

These are all the main reasons why your washing machine might be leaking. Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Let us note only that in the absence of experience in disassembly and assembly of washing machines is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage that can be fixed without deep knowledge of techniques and special tools. 

 

So the best solution is to call North Country Appliance Repair Company and order a washing machine repair. Our masters will promptly come to the call and solve your problem. So do not delay, contact us and in a couple of days, your machine will drain water exclusively where it is required!

 

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