Kenmore washer leak

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Old 07-06-14, 01:44 PM
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Kenmore washer leak

I posted another thread about my Kenmore washer, 110.822294500, leak. The leak (about 1/4 cup and occuring above the platform that is under the tub) seems to happen at the beginning of the wash cycle. Member Fairbank56 thought I might find that source of the leak with the top open. I didn't but I have a new idea. Water from the tub goes into my detergent dispensers at the beginning of the wash cycle. One of the hoses attached to the dispenser comes from the side of the tub. Does anyone have any experience with a leak because of these dispensers? I never use the dispensers and would love to be able to circumvent or eliminate the feature.

I haven't given up yet. Hope someone can help.
 
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Old 07-06-14, 04:47 PM
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the dispenser can become clogged and to clean you have to remove cabinet. Not a hard job.

On console there are 2 plastic caps on end. They pop off and than there are 2 screws/ remove screws and pull and lift console. it will hinge up and back. Unplug lid switch. 2 gold colored clips take them off. cabinet will come off and than you can replace switch. If you have a plastic cover in back left side open it and take hoses off to remove cabinet. When cabinet off look at water pump, white plastic part on front of motor. 1 clips hold it on, leave hoses on but unclip it and look at where shaft goes in. If there is a black streak there you need a water pump.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 07:04 AM
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If the pump were leaking or the dispensers overflowing, wouldn't the leak be under those parts instead of coming from a small hole that is in the platform under the tub? It seems to me that the leak is from the tub area but not from the tub as I have let water sit in the tub for a while in order to try to find the problem. And, it only seems to happen at the beginning of the wash cycle. Next, I plan to just do a soak to find out if it will leak then.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 07:10 AM
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Your model # did not work please check again and I will see which washer you have and maybe I will have some ideas. Looking at washer is the leak on left ,right or center. Not sure what platform you are talking about.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 09:54 AM
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Model is 110.82294500. Leak is in center. Platform is sheet of metal under the tub.
Leak coming through small hole where some wires are attached.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 12:18 PM
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Forget anything I said you have a old belt drive washer. Usual leak from center is the tub has rusted out. Pretty big repair. There are some repair kits out there but I have never put them in. I would recommend a new washer. Try to find a used washer place and get one about 5to 6 years old Kenmore or Whirlpool.Best ones our there.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 12:51 PM
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I don't think it's the tub, seal or gasket because I can stop the machine and no more water will leak and restart machine and no more water leaks for the rest of the cycle. It only leaks at the beginning of the wash cycle. And, it is only about 1/4 cup water. I'm about to do a cold water soak. If the cause is connected to the dispensers, I should have no leak.
 
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It still leaked at the beginning of the cycle. And, some water went through the dispensers even though there should be nothing to rinse out of the dispensers on a soak.
 
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Not to familiar with your washer. maybe some of the other guys have some ideas.
 
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