Why Is Your Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Leaking?

Whirlpool makes some of the best front-loader washing machines on the market, but even the best appliances can sometimes become faulty and need to be repaired.

One of the most common problems people have with their washing machines is they develop leaks. Leaks are annoying, and if the water goes onto your kitchen floor, it can damage it.

In this article, we will discuss the most likely causes of a leak developing and how you can fix them.

This guide covers most models of Whirlpool washers including:

2LA5700XMW0

2LA5700XMW1

2LSR5233BN0

2LSR5233BQ1

2LSR5233BW0

2LSR5233BZ1

LSC8244EQ0

LSC8244EQ1

LSC8244EZ0

LSC8244EZ1

LSR6132EQ0

LSR6132EZ0

LSR7233EQ0

LSR7233EW0

LSR7233EZ0

LSR8233EQ0

LSR8233EZ0

LSR8244EQ0

LSR8244EQ1

LSR8244EZ0

LSR8244EZ1

The Drain Pump

One of the most likely causes of a leaking washer is a cracked or damaged drain pump. The purpose of the drain pump is to pump out the water from your washer after a wash cycle through the drain hose. When the pump becomes defective, a leak may occur.

Here’s how to check the drain pump:

  1. Locate the drain pump (check your manual if necessary).
  2. Check the drain pump for signs of cracks and general wear and tear. If you find any, then the drain pump will need to be replaced, as it is unable to be repaired. If the drain pump is fine, you can move on to checking the next component.
  3. Once replaced, check if the leak has stopped. If the leak is still occurring, you will need to check the next component.

The Tub Seal

The next possible cause of your Whirlpool front-load washer leaking water is a faulty tub seal. The seal helps to stop water from leaking out of the washer, and when it gets torn or damaged, a leak can occur.

Here’s how to check the tub seal:

  1. Locate the tub seal (it is the seal that goes around the tub where the door opens).
  2. Inspect the tub seal for any signs of damage. If it is fine, you can move on to checking the next component.
  3. If it is damaged, it will need to be replaced. Please note this repair requires taking the washer completely apart so you can replace it. This means that you should only carry out this repair yourself if you are qualified to do so. If the seal needs to be replaced, you also need to replace the tub bearings at the same time.
  4. Once replaced, check if the leak has stopped. If the leak is still occurring, you will need to check the next component.

The Door Boot Seal

Your front-load washer also has a door boot seal. Just like the tub seal, the door boot seal helps to stop water leaking from the washer. When it becomes defective, a leak will occur.

To check the door boot seal, you need to:

  1. Locate the door boot seal (check your user manual if necessary).
  2. Inspect the seal for any signs of damage. If it is fine, you can move on to checking the next component.
  3. If it is damaged, it will need to be replaced. Please note this repair requires taking the washer completely apart so you can replace it; you should only carry out this repair yourself if you are qualified to do so.
  4. Once replaced, check if the leak has stopped. If the leak is still occurring, you will need to check the next component.

The Tub-to-Pump Hose

The next component to check is the tub-to-pump-hose. This hose is a flexible hose that carries the water from the tub to the drain pump when the washer drains. If the hose becomes torn or has a crack in it, a leak will occur.

Here’s how to check the tub-to-pump hose:

  1. Locate the tub-to-pump hose (check your user manual if necessary).
  2. Check the hose for any signs of damage. If it is fine, you can move on to checking the next component.
  3. If it is damaged in any way, the hose will need to be replaced.
  4. Once replaced, check if the leak has stopped. If the leak is still occurring, you will need to check the next component.

The Drain Hose

The next component to check is the drain hose. When the drain hose gets a crack in it or becomes worn out, a leak will occur. The most common reason the drain hose becomes faulty is when the washer is pushed too hard against the wall and the hose gets bent, which causes it to crack.

Here’s how to check the drain hose:

  1. Locate the drain hose (check your user manual if necessary).
  2. Check the drain hose for any signs of cracks or general wear and tear.
  3. If the hose is damaged in any way, it will need to be replaced.
  4. Once replaced, check to see if your Whirlpool front load-washer has stopped leaking.
Sharing

Leave a Reply