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When Your Washing Machine Is Leaking

Are you worried about the pool of water you just found on the laundry room floor? Stay calm – all you have to do is locate where the leakage is coming from and do required fixes. Mostly, a simple DIY can solve this problem, though you can always contact and schedule appliance repair technicians to handle that.  

How to Relocate the Leakage Source? 

First, ensure that the leakage isn’t just from a spill. To find out for sure, clean up the water and run a normal wash cycle. Then, check behind and under the washer for water. If another puddle has appeared, it’s time to find the reason why is your washer leaking. Here are the most often culprits of a leaking washing machine and how to correct them.

Washer Door or Soap Drawer

It’s easy to detect water dripping from the washer door. A possible cause is that you’re using the wrong kind or too much detergent. If you have a front-loading unit, reduce overfilling with high-efficiency detergent (HE) and follow the fill line signs. A leaky door may also mean the seal is damaged or dirty. Try to clean it and remove the debris. If it’s still leaking, you’ll have to replace the seal.

Too much or improper detergent can also cause the soap drawer to leak. Another likely problem is that the incoming water pressure is too high. To correct this, turn down the water pressure at the connection point for the washer. 

Water Supply Hoses

Look behind the washer at the two hoses that are connected to the wall. Ensure, they are not cracked or ripped. 

To prevent washing machine hose problems in the future, choose a steel braided hose rather than a standard rubber hose, which breaks faster. 

If the hoses are in proper condition, tighten each connection on each end. Then, start the washing cycle. If you find that the supply hoses are leaking. Unscrew them from the appliance and the wall. Check the rubber gaskets and mesh screen filters inside. Replace all these mentioned parts if still the problem cannot be solved, call in a professional repair company. 

Water Drain Hose

Make sure that the drain hose is securely and firmly attached to the drain pipe. Also, if your machine is new, make sure the drain plug has been removed. If you missed this step during installation, water will end up on the floor rather than draining away correctly. 

Internal Components

If you don’t detect any leaks at hoses, connections, or external doors, move the machine from the wall and open the access panel on the back to look inside. Check for any signs of water damage that show this is where the leak is coming from. Check the pump hoses for leaks, replace them if they are leaking. 

If you don’t see anything wrong, fill the machine with water and let it go through the mixing cycle by moving away from the wall, as this can lead to leaks that are difficult to detect. 

Schedule Washing Machine Repair

Whether you want replacement parts or a professional to perform a washing machine repair, either way, AC Repair Center is here to help. Our team of experienced technicians is committed to providing exceptional results in a timely manner so that you can restore your washing machine to its fully functioning state.