Is your washer leaking water from the bottom? The first step towards determining the problem and hopefully fixing it is checking your unit. Your hoses may need replacing or cleaning. If these are working correctly, check the water pump, water inlet valve, tub cover gasket, and other parts of your unit. If the leak is coming from your water pump, you may need to replace it. However, trying to repair your washer might lead to further damage. That's why we recommend calling Quality Appliance Repair Calgary LTD to get your repairs done by a professional.
Water leakage could come from the detergent drawer, door, behind the washer, at the front, in a wash cycle, when not in use, or from the bottom. The following troubleshooting tips are handy for fixing leakage on top load and front load washing machines.
How to Rectify Your Leaking Washing Machine
- Unplug your washer
- Move the machine out several inches gently
- Place a hose at the back of your washer.
- Ensure the hose is properly connected to the washing machine and the wall
- Tighten water hoses connecting the water outlets with your hand
- Tighten the water hoses that connect to the handwashing machine
Determining What is Causing Your Washing Machine to Leak
If your washer continues to leak after performing the above procedure, there may be an underlying problem. Follow the following tips to determine what is causing the water leaks in your machine:
- Check the water hose connections to ascertain whether they are causing the leakage.
- Feel around the water hose connection for any dampness
- If there is moisture or a leak at the connection, ensure it is fastened safely and correctly.
- Disconnect the water hose after turning off the water. Proceed to inspect the hose washers to ascertain that they are in perfect shape
- If your hose washers are worn out, you must replace all four of them with new ones to get your washer up and running.
Troubleshooting Water Leaking from the Detergent Drawer
- Ascertain that you are using the detergent drawer correctly. Refer to the manual for certainty.
- Ensure that the detergent poured in the drawer never exceeds the line marked on it.
- If you notice water leakage in your washer detergent, that’s your cue to reduce the amount of detergent you use.
- Close the drawer whenever you are driving your washer.
Confirming Your Drain Hose Isn't Causing Water Leakage
- You shouldn't insert the drainpipe more than five inches inside the standpipe or tub.
- Secure the drainpipe adequately to prevent it from going down.
- If your drain hose feels a bit loose, you can secure it to the tub with a zip-tie
- Your standpipe should measure 18 inches in width and 96 inches in length, at the very most.
- Neither your standpipe nor the drainpipe should be airtight
- Ensure the drain hose remains intact by using a retainer
- If your drainpipe is as it should be, check that your washer is placed on level ground.
Checking If the Washer Drain Pump Is Causing the Leakage
- Inspect the area around the drain pump for any traces of moisture or water leakage.
- Check the drain pump water holes for blockage.
- The drain pump’s pipes have hose clamps. Check to ensure that they are fastened correctly and not broken.
- If the water hose is leaking on your drain pump, tightening it can stop and prevent further water leakage.
- Replace any damaged tube pole or water line
- If your drain pump is leaking, you’ll have to replace it.
Once you’ve exhausted all the above tips, run a short wash cycle to check if the leaking water has stopped. If it is still leaking, we recommend that you consult the washing machine service manual that came with your washer. Proceed to inspect the following machine parts:
- The pressure or water level switch can cause a water overfill if it's broken.
- If the door boot seal on your front loader is damaged, you may notice water leakage at the front.
- A broken tub seal or boot seal could be causing water leakage.
- A clogged, loose or faulty water inlet valve could cause water leakage from your washer's bottom.
If you do not consider yourself handy with machines, it would be best to call a technician or contractor. Otherwise, you run the risk of damaging your washer further and paying more in repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance is vital in keeping your washer in tip-top shape for longer.