Kenmore Elite Washer: leak from bottom


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Old 09-24-08, 04:38 PM
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Kenmore Elite Washer: leak from bottom

Hello,

We have a Kenmore Elite washer that leaks in an unusual
way. The washer leaks during the wash cycle, but also
after the machine is off. The water drips from near the
front of this top loading machine.

I tipped the machine to look underneath. There is a
white piece of plastic to which two hoses connect. The
clamps appear to be secure. The white plastic is held
with two metal brackets. The lower of these brackets is
rusted. (I should add that the dripping water is rusty.)
I think that the white plastic connects to the pump?

It is unclear about the rate at which the water is dripping.
We moved into our house about 8 weeks ago. My wife
noticed it last night. The plastic tray that our washer
sits on is about 1/4 inch filled with water.

We are trying to figure out
whether we should pay Sears for a $75 visit,
try to fix it ourselves, or
scrap it and buy a new one.

Our fear is that we pay the $75 and then have to buy
a new one anyway.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

Mike
 
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Old 09-24-08, 05:54 PM
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The part you are talking about is the water pump. easy fix here is a link to help
http://repair2000.com/coupling.html
All you will have to do is get to pump and not take off motor. If pump has been leaking a long time if will have rusted the pump to motor shaft and will take some hard pryoing on it. You will than have to sand rust off shaft. If not rusty real easy fix.
 
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leaking Kenmore washer

I'll look over the link and see how confident
I feel! Thank you for your time and the advice.
I appreciate it.


Originally Posted by pugsl View Post
The part you are talking about is the water pump. easy fix here is a link to help
http://repair2000.com/coupling.html
All you will have to do is get to pump and not take off motor. If pump has been leaking a long time if will have rusted the pump to motor shaft and will take some hard pryoing on it. You will than have to sand rust off shaft. If not rusty real easy fix.
 
 

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