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dturk 02-10-2011 11:35 AM

Washing machine leaking
 
Our washing machine is leaking water on the floor. It seems to be coming from the center of the machine. Do you have any suggestions, manuals, or tech sheets? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

magician59 02-10-2011 11:42 AM

Check the pump. Here's a video that will elp you access it.

YouTube - WHIRLPOOL WASHER REPAIR VIDEO 1

dturk 02-10-2011 12:14 PM

any printouts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by magician59 (Post 349985)
Check the pump. Here's a video that will elp you access it.

YouTube - WHIRLPOOL WASHER REPAIR VIDEO 1

Would you have any parts lists or manuals?

magician59 02-10-2011 02:40 PM

Here's a parts breakdown diagram.

Brake, clutch, gearcase, motor and pump parts replacement parts for WHIRLPOOL WTW5540SQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER | AppliancePartsPros.com

Part number: AP2907492

Part number: AP2907492

dturk 02-14-2011 08:08 AM

washing machine leak
 
Okay, after breaking down the diagram, we found there is a 1-1/2" crack in the outer drum. Do you know if we can epoxy this, or do we have to purchase a new drum?

magician59 02-14-2011 10:27 AM

I would try to epoxy the tub first. You can replace it, but if the epoxy holds, it may buy you some time.

dturk 02-14-2011 11:20 AM

leaky washer
 
Thanks, I appreciate all your help! Especially because the machine is only 3 years old. I can't imagine how the tub got a crack in it. ???

magician59 02-14-2011 11:30 AM

If you have the original paperwork, you may want to check to see if the tub is still under warranty.

dturk 02-14-2011 12:47 PM

leaking washer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by magician59 (Post 352716)
If you have the original paperwork, you may want to check to see if the tub is still under warranty.


Just called Whirlpool. they said it was only covered for 1 year. Don't understand how that can break. Never buying Whirlpool again!

dturk 02-17-2011 05:43 AM

Washer repair successful, but now...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dturk (Post 352744)
Just called Whirlpool. they said it was only covered for 1 year. Don't understand how that can break. Never buying Whirlpool again!

We were able to exposy the outer drum and have run several loads through with no leaks. We will keep a close eye on it. Now, it seems like the clothes are more wet after the spin cycle. Did we re-assemble something wrong?


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