Front Load GE Washer Leaks while filling.

GE Washer Model WCVH6800J1WW purchased in 11/09 leaks while filling. I have removed the lower toe panel and I can see water leaking and running down the rubber bellow and drips across the counterweight (at lower middle part of counterweight) onto floor. The water seems to be leaking from the top left portion of the rubber bellow as fill water enters washer. I have checked the rubber bellow for rips or damage and none found. I was advised to check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the tub, and make sure it wasn't loose which could let the bellow shift and cause a leak. I am not sure where this clamp is located to see if it is loose or not. The bellow doesn't move when I try to move it with my hands. There is no water leak as the wash cycle begins or during the spin or drain cycle. Do you have any suggestions or check points that may help. Thank you.

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There are two hoses where water come in at the top of the bellow. what you need to do is figure out if it is the hoses or the bellow. My money would be on the bellow but there is that possibility. If you take the top off you may be able to see the hoses during fill. If the hoses are not the problem the bellow is bad. This page will help with replacing the bellow. GE Washer Bellow Replacement

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Jan 14, 2011
Problem Solved
by: Tom

After removing the top of washer, I could see that the leak was coming from the water inlet tube. This is a molded plastic tube that fits onto the bottom of the dispenser and then fits into the rubber bellow. the tube was split where it connects to the dispenser. I obtained a replacement tube (cost about $20.00) and installed this tube. The most aggravating part of the job was inserting this tube into the bellow and also the other small inlet line that fits into the bellow.

Jan 14, 2011
Good Job
by: Shawn

Thanks for sharing!

I have never seen this but have seen a lot of bellows so I was actually thinking your problem was going to be the bellow. However I knew this was a possibility and I am glad you were able to see the leak and figure the problem out.

Mar 28, 2011
Part source
by: Anonymous

Where did you get a replacement Tube? I have the same problem and am having a heck of a time finding one.

Mar 29, 2011
by: Shawn

Click on this link and enter your model number into the search box.

Apr 22, 2011
Same Problem
by: Anonymous

Purchased the same washing machine in December 2009 and having the same problem. Water Inlet tube split and water was leaking. Thanks for the direction on how to fix.

Jul 28, 2011
WCVH 6800 water inlet pipe leak
by: Anonymous

faced same issue and turned to be the water inlet pipe thatwas cracked at teh connection point to the dispenser. Takes 15 minutes to replace from start to finish.

Jul 31, 2011
Front Load GE Washer Leaks while filling.
by: Anonymous

Thanks to your posts I saved a lot of money I just found my cracked fill tube on my washer.

May 14, 2012
Water leak
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the information. I also found that the plastic pipe from my dispenser is also cracked. This is an obvious flaw in their design. Does anyone have instruction on how to replace this?

Thanks in advance...

May 22, 2012
Same issue here ...
by: Anonymous

Sounds like a common problem. Removed the broken piece, and am ordering parts now ...

Aug 19, 2012
me too.
by: edison

I have the same problem. It's call a water inlet pipe, WH41X10118 ~$11 part.

Nov 28, 2012
inlet tube
by: don

the comments were after removing top i chose to remove door and pull front panel forward enough to expose the inlet tube. i did notice a tit at the bottom of the mixing tub that the tube slides over. it actually acts as a wedge just like a wood splitter. a little filing and the seal is secure.

Aug 29, 2013
by: Tae

Does anyone know where I can find the instructions/video/illustrations on how to troubleshoot the water inlet tube and replace it if necessary. It sounds like this is the problem based on so many comments and I would like to see if that is the culprit.

Oct 14, 2013
Mine leaks too
by: Anonymous

Have the same problem with our GE (china) washer and found a video on youtube detailing the problem and the fix...sounds like a part worthy of recall to me!

Oct 14, 2013
Mine leaks too
by: Anonymous

Have the same problem with our GE (china) washer and found a video on youtube detailing the problem and the fix...sounds like a part worthy of recall to me!

Sep 07, 2014
Water inlet valve
by: daisy

Our GE washer leaked while filling. Same problem as everyone else. Thankyou for the posts and you tube video. We were able to fix our leak.

Sep 03, 2015
Leaking GE Front Loader
by: Carrie am

I noticed a damp spot on my laundry room floor and thought one of my boys spilled something and didn't wipe it up. Over the course of a few months and many loads later, I realized the washer developed a leak. This leak is now a flood every time the washer fills. Have replaced the $143 door seal but it was t the cure so now it looks as though it was a fill tube that's under $20 to fix. Really sounds like a recall situation!

Feb 09, 2018
by: Kenny C

Yep, a crack develops on the seam where this piece is formed from the factory it just slips over a rubber seal. once the crack spreads past the rubber seal, it leaks. I removed the hard plastic tube and sealed it up with fast cure 5200 marine sealant. slipped it back on and spread a little more sealant on the crack to make sure i got it.
works like a champ no more leak.

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