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Washer leaking water

Common reasons your washer leaking water

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

  • 61%

    61% of the time it's the
    Water Valve Assembly

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the

  • 11%

    11% of the time it's the
    Drain Hose

  • 16%

    16% 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

    The water valve assembly is in charge of regulating water flow into the washer. A blocked inlet screen on the water valve can hinder the wash tub from filling with hot water, cold water, or both. Additionally, electrical malfunctions within the valve might prevent it from opening to allow water into the tub. This valve acts as the bridge between your home's water supply and the washer. A faulty valve may lead to leakage into the tub or around the connections to the water supply hoses. If you suspect a faulty water valve assembly, it's wise to have a Sears Home Services professional examine the washer and replace the valve if needed.

    Motor Replacement

    When the washer motor is faulty, it impedes the rotation or agitation of the spin basket, triggering several operational problems. Signs of motor degradation may involve abnormal noises, such as grinding or squealing, during operation. Moreover, the washer might showcase irregular spinning or agitation, leading to insufficiently rinsed or excessively wet laundry following the spin cycle. Additionally, a deteriorated motor might result in cycle interruptions, sudden stops, or failure to start altogether. Overheating or burnt odors around the motor area may indicate internal issues, and visible motor damage could be evident in some cases. There may also be water leaking from the washer.

    Drain Hose Replacement

    When a washer drain hose is cracked, it can result in leaks. If the crack is small, it may go unnoticed until water starts gathering around the base of the washer. Additionally, a cracked hose may collapse, impeding the proper drainage of water from the tub. This can lead to water buildup inside the drum, causing washing cycles to extend. If you suspect a crack in your washer drain hose, it's advisable to have it replaced by a Sears Home Services professional.

    What to expect when you experience a washer leaking water issue

    Solutions for addressing a leaking water problem

    Resolving the majority of leaking water problems usually involves replacing the water valve assembly, motor or drain hose. However, there could be other problems, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem efficiently.

    Suggestions from Sears Home Services for a washer that is leaking water

    If a washer is leaking water, there can be various reasons behind it. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we recommend having a service technician, such as those from Sears Home Services, perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced in diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    Things to look out for with a washer leaking water diagnosis

    DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult. Appliances have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. Without adequate training and experience, fixing your washer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch.

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    Common washer symptoms to look out for

    • Washer burning smell
    • Washer display not working
    • Washer leaking from bottom
    • 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

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