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Home Improvement  /  August 20, 2019

What Causes Washing Machine Leaks?

If you spot a puddle in your laundry room, then there’s a very high chance that your washer is leaking. Every washer leak should be investigated and repaired before the leak develops into a serious problem. In today’s article, Handyman Connection® of West Omaha will give tips to help you identify the cause of the leak depending on the type of washer in your laundry room. Learn more here.

Front-Load Washers

If you see a leak in front of your front-load washer then it might mean that the door is not closing properly. In addition, if the door seal on a front-load washer is not kept free of soap and soil, then the seal will leak. If you see a leak at the back of the washer then it might mean that you used too many suds while washing. There might also be a problem with the inlet hoses and drain hoses. If you see a leak under the washer, then there might be a problem with the seams between the washer’s outer drum.

Top-Load Washers

If you see a leak at the front of your top-load washer, then your washer might have a clogged or tilted overflow tube. These clogs can be formed by excess suds. Your top-load washer can also leak if it is overloaded or out of balance. To fix this, check if your washer is level and reduce your load sizes. Lastly, your washer can also leak if it has a spray rinse function. Manually advancing the timer in these kinds of washers can cause leaks.

A leak at the back of a top-load washer can be caused by a drain hose that’s not properly secured in the drain pipe. It can also be caused by a loose connection at the fill hoses. Alternatively, the leak at the back might be caused by someone forgetting to remove the drain plug before installing the drain hose. If there’s a leak under the washer, then it might mean that there’s a hole in the water pump.

Handyman Connection of West Omaha can help you with your home improvement and remodeling needs. Each one of our craftsmen has over ten years of experience and they have all gone through a thorough background check. We work with only the best professionals in the industry. We’re passionate about making your home improvement dreams a reality. Call us at (402) 230-5656 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate.

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