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AVD
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Re: What to check for a tiny leak in a 18month old washer?

said by lutful:

said by yahtzee:

there was a small (1/4 cup) amount of water under the unit today...the hoses are fine and they arent leaking at all (stainless steel). What else should I check?

Just a hunch. On some washer models, there is a separate valve and small plastic hose to dissolve the detergent. That could be leaking but you will need to open the top to check it.

it could be clogged too, don't know your specific model, but, on my Duet, the detergent drawer pulls out, and it is easy enough to clean it.
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yahtzee
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Just watched an entire fill, wash and rinse cycle....I put blue water in just as it finished filling. Never saw any blue water. The only time water came of the bottom of the washer was during the rinse cycle. The washer gushed water into both the bleach dispenser (which there was none in) and the fabric softener dispenser (also didnt have any in). As it shot water into it both of them seemed to overflow and that's when the water came out of both bottom corners of the washer....now what?
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lutful
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said by yahtzee:

The washer gushed water into both the bleach dispenser (which there was none in) and the fabric softener dispenser (also didnt have any in). As it shot water into it both of them seemed to overflow and that's when the water came out of both bottom corners of the washer....now what?

You could rotate the water supply valves to reduce the pressure.


yahtzee
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hmmm...not a bad idea at all...it would reduce the overall pressure right? not just coming into the bleach and softener bins.
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robbin
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I scanned through the thread and didn't see a model number. Did or could you post it?



yahtzee
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said by robbin:

I scanned through the thread and didn't see a model number. Did or could you post it?

Sure...guess that would help....MVWB850YW0. Thanks.
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robbin
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2 edits

Post some pics of the top of the dispensers that are leaking. From looking at the parts diagrams it appears that these dispensers are open top. If they overflow they should just drain into the tub. My guess is that they are loose or that they should be sealed to the inside top of the washer.

Parts diagram

»c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/P···0001.png

Parts list

»www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdi···63/00001

It appears that you are talking about some combination of parts 21 - 26. What I can't tell from the diagram is how they install and what type of seal should be keeping them from leaking through the cutouts of the part #2 top of washer.

[edit] it wouldn't hurt to take one of those dispensers back out and take a few pics from different angles and post them.



yahtzee
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reply to lutful

said by lutful:

You could rotate the water supply valves to reduce the pressure.

This was it! Service came out and there was nothing wrong with the washer....the pressure was too much. Turned it down a bit and all is well. Thanks.
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