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Troubleshooting Options for a Leaking Washing Machine

Troubleshooting Options for a Leaking Washing Machine

As would be true of just about any type of appliance, if your washing machine is leaking then it is likely bad news. Not only can this damage your washing machine but it could damage your flooring and other property too. Leaks are not something to wait and solve – they are not likely to go away on their own. Check out these simple troubleshooting options and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need the help of an experienced appliance repairperson.

Was Your Washing Machine Recently Installed?

It may seem that a brand-new washing machine leaking would be the worst-case scenario but in fact it may be a minor issue. If you just had the appliance installed, it could be that there’s nothing wrong with the machine.

Instead, a step may have been missed when it was being installed. For example, when the machine was shipped, the manufacturer put a temporary drain plug in it to protect it. This needs to be removed before using. If it is not, then leaking can occur. The fix is easy: Take out the drain hose and remove the plug.

Does the Water Have Suds?

There are different ways of handling water leaks of clear water and water leaks full of soap suds. If the leak is mostly soap suds then there is likely a different issue than just a leak. It may be something as simple as you using too much detergent, or the wrong type of detergent, and there is not enough room for it in the washer. The most common example of this is people with high-efficiency washers and dryers using regular detergent.

Is There a Loose Hose?

Check to see if all the hoses are secure. It is actually fairly common for the hoses to become disconnected while being moved. In other instances, hoses get older and begin to leak. Your fill hoses and drain hose should all be securely attached. Look to see if they are cracked or there are kinks in them. Check the connections. Is there rust or lime buildup? If so, you can bet that water has been seeping from the area and you will need additional help.

Let the Professionals Take a Look

If the basic troubleshooting options don’t work for you then it is time to contact the experts. At American Appliance Repair we are here to provide comprehensive, competitively priced, honest repairs. Call us now at 800-640-9934 to set up an appointment.

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