My washer leaked a litte from underneath this morning. I couldn't see
where it was coming from because it was sealed. I noticed that the
washer wasn't leveled so I propped some would under some of the legs
and made it level. It didn't leak when I tried it again. Is it fixed?
do washers leak when they are not level?
See if you can take the front panel off to watch for leaks. Chances are it
is a hose. I've had leaks where the hose goes on to the pump, it cold be a
split in a fill hose. I doubt leveling will make any difference.
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
-See if you can take the front panel off to watch for leaks.
The washer I had prior to my current unit did not have a front panel
that could be taken off. The only access was from the back...that is
until I modified it!
When my old top loader developed a leaky pump, my wife wasn't quite
ready to drop the big bucks on the front loader we wanted. I didn't
want to put any money into repairing the old one, so I pulled the
machine away from the wall, placed the largest roasting pan I could
under the leak and slid the unit back against the wall. I knew all
along that once the pan filled up, there was no way I was going to move
the washer without spilling the water, but I needed time to find the
washer we wanted at the right price. I got a few more weeks out of the
leaky washer until the pan overflowed, at which time I grabbed the jig
saw, cut a section out of the front panel and removed the pan from the
A few days after that, the washer we had been eyeing went on sale, so
we only lived with a hole in the front of our washer for a week or so.
It's actually a very old model, probably 20 years, that we inherited
from the last owners. The name is "Speed Queen", no make is visible
from the front. To take off the front panel do I just unscrew the two
nuts at the bottom? I checked the back and none of the visible hoses
It can vary, but usually, take the screws or nuts off the bottom of the
panel and lift it out and the top will have some sort of clip. At 20 years,
it may bell be a cracked drain hose, often right at a clamp.
I had a washer, years and years ago, that I thought was leaking.
Repairman said there was no leak underneath and that it just needed a
splash guard - he installed it and that fixed it. Water was splashing
over the top of the tub. I think it might have happened more with lower
loads, but do not remember.
How old a machine is it?
Only if you are talking a tiny leak. Some splashing can get over the rim
and there may be gaps in the rim and water will flow out those gaps and to
the floor if the leveling is wrong in the right direction.
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