My older style GE washer leakes like a sieve. In all wash cycles
during fill phase, water leaks straight to floor. Only about a hlaf
inch will collect in the inner drum before leaking to the floor. I
have removed the rear panel and inspected the leak. It appears to be
coming from the gasket between inner and outer drum. I do not see
any holes in the outside drum. We had no problems for many years
until we moved the washer to our new house. It failed druing the very
first use. Is it possible that the move disturbed or broke something
in this area? Assuming it is a gasket, how do I go about separating
the inner and outer drum to make this reapair? Is this cost effective
and is this something I should attempt myself?
Thank you for any help!
When you say older style, are you saying you have the old machine with the
"boot" that separated the inner and outer tubs. If so, the boot may have
developed a tear during the move or the stainless steel clamps that hold the
boot to the inner and outer may have broke and thus the boot is not held
tight enough to hold water. I had the clamps rust out (yes, cheap stainless
will rust) on an old GE washer and thus let the machine leak. If this is
the type of machine you have, remove the agitator and it will be obvious
then, how to remove the inner tub and replace the boot. If you have the
newer style without the boot, check with GE to see if this is covered under
warranty. The inner tub has a lifetime warranty and it seems to me that
might have covered the gasket, too. I think the outer tub might have had,
like a ten year warranty.
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These may help.....
Outer tank may be rusted, rubber boot may have come off or ripped.
Main wash tub boot seal.
**Unplug washer. Remove agitator from washer by pulling straight up on
it, some agitators have a bolt under the cap, remove cap and look for
a bolt first. Remove the agitator bearing from transmission hub. Get
top up by pressing on 2 clips located about 6 in in from side between
top and cabinet. Putty knife or flat blade screwdriver works well
here. Take the filter flow tube off. Lift top. Remove three bolts
holding basket to hub. Lift basket out of washer. Remove the two
clamps holding the black boot to the tub and to the transmission.**
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