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Why does my washer leak at the front, right side?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
November 30th, 2007

I have a Kenmore washer model number 110.26962500. It seems to have leaked one or more times at the front, right side of the unit. I found crusty white dried stuff on floor under the right front corner. I have not noticed a flood when using unit. I believe the leak is relatively minor at this point. I have a repair parts list document. I would appreciate tips for troubleshooting & repair.

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Kenmore , Building Supplies , Washers
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The leak could be coming from a different location and settling under the right, front corner of your washer.

First, make sure that the leak is not coming from the drain or water connections behind the washer. Look for water stains or trails from the water supply connections and the drain hose. Make sure that your standpipe and drain are not clogged.

To check internal components, you will need to pull the cabinet off of the washer. Follow these steps to remove the cabinet:

Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.

Slide a putty knife under the right or left corner of the control panel. Lift the corner of the panel and push back on the knife blade to release the clip. Repeat the procedure for the other clip.

Rotate the control panel up and over the back panel of the washer. It will hinge backward.

Disconnect the main harness connector from the lid switch connector.

Use a screwdriver and unclip the left and right cabinet spring clips from the cabinet top.

Tilt the cabinet forward and pull it off. Set it out of the way.

Carefully examine the inside components to look for the source of your leak. Check for soap trails. Look underneath the drain pump for evidence of leaking. Check your bleach dispenser and dispenser hose. Check the back and around the sides of the washer tub to look for splash over trails.

With the washer cabinet pulled off, you should be able to determine the source of the leak. If you cannot find the source of the leak, reassemble the washer and try running a cycle filled with a normal load of garments. Select the highest water level and the most aggressive agitation. Check for splash over in the tub. Absent of finding another source of the leak, this may be the cause of your problem.

If no apparent cause for the leak can be found, continue to monitor the washer for further evidence of leaking. Once water is detected, repeat the above process to determine the cause of the leak.

If you need further assistance with this problem, resubmit your question with additional details.
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