Is your Whirlpool washer leaking? This clothes washer repair guide will walk you
through the steps in repairing your leaking washer. These are the same steps I
take in repairing washers professionally. So read each section carefully until
your washer is repaired.
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The water pump is the most common thing to cause a Whirlpool washer to leak. It is the very first thing I check when working on a Whirlpool washer leaking.
First you need to take the case off. To do this, unplug the washer and take out
the two screws that hold the control panel in place (one on each side, you may
be able to see them in front, you may have to snap off two covers to see them or
they may be on the back) then hinge the control panel up. Once its up, you
should see a plug attached to the case with three wires - unplug it. Now remove
the two clips on each side of the case under the control and lean the case over
then slide it out of the way. Now start the washer and watch while the water is
coming in. If the pump starts leaking replace pump. Water pumps can be purchased
If you have a Whirlpool washer leaking it may be overflowing with water. Sometimes the tube that operates the water level control comes off and that will cause the tub to overfill.
To find out if the tube is off, first unplug the washer and take out the two screws that hold the control panel in place (one on each side, you may be able to see them in front, you may have to snap off two covers to see them or they may be on the back) then hinge the control panel up. Once you have hinged the control panel up you will be able to see the water level control. There should be a tube attached to it, if not find the tube and reattach it. If the tube is attached you need to lean over the case to see if it has come off at the tub. To lean the case over, unplug the wires going to the case then remove the clips on each side of the tub. Then you should be able to lean the case over and look to see if the tube has come off the tub (the tube should be on back on the right hand side). If it’s off find it and reinstall it. If not, the problem is the water level control or the water valve. To check this first start and stop the washer repeatedly, the water should cut off every time you stop the washer. If not replace the water valve, if so replace the water level control. Water valves and water level controls can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com.
Check to see if the hoses have a hole in them. The hoses you need to check are the fill hoses and the drain hoses. If you don’t see the hoses leak, you may have to take off the case as I described above to see the other half of the drain hose.
This includes the fill hose from the house to the washer as well as the fill hose from the valve to the washer inside the cabinet of the washer. This also includes the drain hose all the way from the pump to the house plumbing.
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