Top Load Washer Leaks Water

  • Troubleshooting


    Check that the fill hoses are properly installed on the faucets and to the washer's mixing valve.

    Check that the fill hoses for damage and leaks

    Fill hoses should be replaced every five years.

    Check the drain hose for damage and leaks

    Check the drain hose to make sure it is not clogged with debris or damaged.

    Check the drain hose for clogs

    Check the drain hose to make sure it is not clogged with debris.

    Check that the drain receptacle is not clogged

    Verify that the drain plumbing is working and free of clogs or debris.

    Is the washer oversudsing or overloaded?

    Too much detergent or overloading can cause the washer to overflow and leak. Use recommended detergent amounts and proper load sizes.

    Water Inlet Valve

    The water inlet valve supplies hot and cold water for the wash and rinse.

    Important: This should only be performed by a qualified person. Remove power from the appliance before performing this test.

    Assuming there is water pressure to the inlet valve, verify that you have power to the solenoid on the valve during the fill with a multi-meter or voltage tester. If power is available at the solenoid terminals, then the valve is defective and must be replaced.

    If there is no power at the solenoid terminals, check the other components in the circuit. If you cannot check for voltage at the valve, you can check the solenoids for continuity with a multi-meter. A solenoid with no continuity is defective and normally is not available separately so you will need to replace the complete valve.