Kenmore Washer leaks

The Kenmore (elite) washer has been leaking at the end of the wash cycle and at the end of the rinse cycle(s). The leak is from either the washer bottom to the pump or the pump to the. I placed dry paper towels around these two joints and determined that the entry to the pump is leaking.
I have checked all the hoses and removed and reconnected them after cleaning some of the white sludge. No improvement.
Any ideas?
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Is that the front loader? Someone posted that the newer ones have a different designed pump which hate regular (non front loader) detergent.

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Hi,

Cute name but does little to ID the washer model/style Model#? Kenmore is made by a few different manufactures. http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

Drain pump on the top load washer style is a common leaking trouble maker. A fairly quick way to narrow down where to look for a leak, place a sheet of cardboard under the washer ( it should be almost as big as the washer ) and run a short cycle. When the washer is finished, look for the wet spot on the cardboard, this will help point you in what direction to look for where the leak is coming from...front...back...right side...left side. If you find the leak to be a bad pump, replace the pump.
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ooha wrote:

be able to service the pump seals about 35 yrs. ago,, now you have to replace the whole pump... take the pump off and if you find a rust mark or a water leak mark on it then its the pump leaking....
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Sorry for not mentioning the model # - It is SM 9710803-A I did check the leak area by wrapping paper towel at all the three "water connections under the unit". The connection from the "washing container" to the water pump showed the leak. The connection from the pump to the outlet tube did not show the leak either at the pump end or the outlet tube end. This leak happens only when the pump kicks in after the wash cycle. The leak is less when the pump kicks in after the rinse cycle. From the replies so far- it appear that the pump is leaking at the inlet end? Are you saying that the pump needs replacement? Thanks for your patient replies.

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Could it be an overtightened hoseclamp?

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Hi,
That -looks- like a serial# rather than a model#. Kenmore model#'s are more like 123.45678910 or 123 45678910
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wrote:

It could easily just be a brittle hose. Replace the hose(s) first...then see what happens. You'll probably want to do that anyway...even if it does turn out to be a bad pump.
Good luck.
Have a nice week...
Trent
What do you call a smart blonde? A golden retriever.
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