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Front-Load Washer Leaking? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know

Front-Load Washer Leaking? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know

 

You go to move your clothes from the washer to the dryer and find a small puddle on the ground. Once you've checked the water supply hoses and the drain for clogs, then it's time to look for other culprits that could be causing the leak. Our friends at Sears Parts Direct have some tips to help keep your floors dry.

 

Fix Front-Load Washer Leaking

Potential Fixes

 

Replace the Door Boot

The washer door boot is a flexible seal that keeps water inside the unit. When water is leaking out, check the boot and look through the folds for visible signs of damage, including holds and tears. If you find one, replace it to restore the seal.

 

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Learn more about replacing the washer door boot
from Sears Parts Direct.

Washer Door Boot

Washer Drain Pump

Repair or Replace the Drain Pump

Your washer's drain pump is a vital compontent to the machine. This part removes water during specific times of the wash cycle. There are few issues that lead to noises and vibrations, including seized bearings, failed seals or broken impeller blades. If your machine has a belt-driven pump, the belt and pulley can break. A faulty drain pump creates a humming noise when the washer is full of water. Sometimes, all you need to do is clear the pump of debris, fix a wire issue or replace the seal. If it can't be repaired, then you'll need to replace the entire pump.
 

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Learn about replacing a drain pump on a front-load washer and top-load washer from Sears Parts Direct.
 

 

Repair or Replace the Drain Pump

Your washer's drain pump is a vital compontent to the machine. This part removes water during specific times of the wash cycle. There are few issues that lead to noises and vibrations, including seized bearings, failed seals or broken impeller blades. If your machine has a belt-driven pump, the belt and pulley can break. A faulty drain pump creates a humming noise when the washer is full of water. Sometimes, all you need to do is clear the pump of debris, fix a wire issue or replace the seal. If it can't be repaired, then you'll need to replace the entire pump.

 

Repair or Replace the Drain Pump

Your washer's drain pump is a vital compontent to the machine. This part removes water during specific times of the wash cycle. There are few issues that lead to noises and vibrations, including seized bearings, failed seals or broken impeller blades. If your machine has a belt-driven pump, the belt and pulley can break. A faulty drain pump creates a humming noise when the washer is full of water. Sometimes, all you need to do is clear the pump of debris, fix a wire issue or replace the seal. If it can't be repaired, then you'll need to replace the entire pump.


Replace the Water Inlet Valve Assembly

The water inlet valve is an electrically operated valve that controls the fill of a washing machine. Your washer will overfill if it isn't closing during the wash cycle. Replacing the valve should help keep the water level under control.

 

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Learn how to replace the valve on a front-load washer
and a top-load washer from Sears Parts Direct.
 

washer water inlet valve assembly

Washer Water Pressure Level Switch

Replace the Water Level Pressure Switch

The water-level pressure switch monitors the water level within the wash tub. If the switch is broken, the tub may overfill or possibly not fill at all. Check the water level during the wash cycle, and replace the switch if the water level is faulty.

 

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Learn more about replacing the water level switch
from Sears Parts Direct.
 


Replace the Outer Wash Tub

This part is what holds the metal spinner basked. A cracked outer wash tub can cause leaks and damage many of the other parts within the washer if it's broken. Check the outer tub for a crack or hole, and replace it necessary.





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Outer Wash Tub