Your washing machine is likely one of the most important appliances in your home. If it is leaking, you may worry about water damage, damage to your washer, and the potential cost of repairing or replacing your washing machine. Keep reading to learn six potential reasons it is leaking. If you want the professionals to take a look, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 at your earliest convenience.
- Your Washing Machine Has a Loose Water Supply Valve or Hose Check the water supply valves in the wall behind your washer. These are the valves that resemble metal taps – one should have a red knob and the other a blue knob, indicating hot and cold water. If these are wet, then they may have come loose. Check the connection to the hose.
- You Have a Drain Hose That is Clogged or Unsecured Next, look to see if the drain hose that should let the washer get rid of soap water is clogged. It may be located between the handles mentioned above, or it could be located on a drain on your floor. If you see a hose or pipe that’s been damaged, then it may be the cause. If you see one that is clogged, clean out the clog and see if it fixes the problem.
- There Could be a Damaged / Disconnected Internal Water Hose It is also possible that there is a hose within your washing machine that is damaged or disconnected. You can open your washer and see the hoses that go from the tub. If you see that they look damaged, this could be causing the leak.
- Your Drain Pump is Broken or Disconnected This is the part of your unit that sucks water from the tub and pushes it down into the drain – even if your drain is above the tub as is often the case. If this is broken or disconnected, water could be dumping on your floor instead of where it is supposed to go.
- You May Have a Damaged Tub Cover Gasket This only applies to top-loading washers: You could have an issue during the spin cycle in which the leak is coming from the tub cover gasket. This part is supposed to seal the outer tub and the tub cover but if it is not working correctly, water could be coming through during the spin cycle.
- You May Have an Issue with the Door Boot Seal On the other hand, this one only applies to front-loading washers: It could be that the door boot seal is damaged. This part is the large, folded, rubbery-type ring inside the pocket of the door in which your washer door fits. The seal keeps water in the washer and if it is damaged can allow water to come out.
If you have any of these or other issues with your washing machine, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.