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Washer leaking from bottom

Common reasons your washer leaking from bottom

The most common reasons your washer is leaking from bottom are a clogged water valve assembly, broken motor or a cracked drain hose.

  • 38%

    38% of the time it's the
    Water Valve Assembly

  • 37%

    37% of the time it's the

  • 15%

    15% of the time it's the
    Drain Hose

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common washer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these washer parts may fix your problem.

    Water Valve Assembly Replacement

    Serving as the link between your home's water supply and the washer, the water valve assembly is responsible for controlling the water flow into the appliance. An obstructed inlet screen on the water valve can prevent the wash tub from filling with hot water, cold water, or both. Additionally, electrical malfunctions within the valve may hinder its ability to open and allow water into the tub. A faulty valve may lead to leakage into the tub or at the connections to the water supply hoses. If you suspect a malfunctioning water valve assembly, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional assess the washer and replace the valve if necessary.

    Motor Replacement

    A defective washer motor disrupts the rotation or agitation of the spin basket, causing various operational challenges. Indications of motor decline may include unusual noises, such as grinding or squealing, during operation. The washer may display erratic spinning or agitation, leaving laundry inadequately rinsed or excessively wet after the spin cycle. Additionally, a degraded motor may lead to cycle incompletions, sudden halts, or failure to initiate. Burnt odors or overheating near the motor area may signify internal complications, and water may leak from the washer.

    Drain Hose Replacement

    Cracks in a washer drain hose can lead to leaks. If the crack is minor, it might not be noticed until water collects around the bottom of the washer. A cracked hose might also collapse, obstructing efficient water drainage from the tub. This can cause water to accumulate inside the drum, resulting in prolonged washing cycles. If you suspect your washer drain hose is cracked, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional replace it.

    What to expect when you experience a washer leaking from bottom issue

    How is the leaking from bottom problem resolved?

    Fixing most leaking from bottom problems typically requires replacing the water valve assembly, motor, or drain hose. However, since there are many potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for resolving the issue and understanding the repair cost.

    Tips from Sears Home Services for a washer that is leaking from bottom

    If a washer is leaking from bottom it can be for many reasons. Avoid replacing unneeded parts by having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    Things to watch for with a washer leaking from bottom diagnosis

    Over the last decade, appliances have advanced significantly, featuring electronic components that are challenging to test. As a result, DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are increasingly difficult and may lead to unneeded part replacements. Thorough training and skills are essential for accurately diagnosing failures and effectively resolving issues.

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    Common washer symptoms to look out for

    • Washer burning smell
    • Washer display not working
    • Washer leaking water
    • Washer no power
    • Washer no water
    • Washer noisy
    • Washer not agitating
    • Washer not draining
    • Washer not filling
    • Washer not spinning
    • Washer not starting
    • Washer not turning on
    • Washer not washing
    • Washer not working
    • Washer vibrates
    • Washer will not drain
    • Washer won't start cycle
    • Washer won't turn off