Every leak, regardless of the cause or the brand of your washer, must be inspected and repaired before the puddle turns into a flood.
However, a puddle is one of a number of possible containment problems because inside and even outside the washing machine could be the source of the problem. Washing machines, obviously, have a complicated system of tubes and valves that allow them to supply and drain water while cleaning your clothes. If one of these fails, you can end up with water on the floor.
you need to check the components mentioned below to find the cause of your leaking washing machine;
THE COMMON CAUSES OF A LEAKING WASHING MACHINE
- VALVES OR HOSES WITH A LOOSE FIT
Starting on the wall is the greatest place to start. Examine the water supply valves behind or adjacent to your washing machine in the wall. These resemble two metal taps with a red and blue knob to indicate hot and cold water, respectively. It's possible that the taps have come away from their fixtures if they're wet.
The hoses connecting the supply valves to your washing machine are more likely to be the source of the problem. Check the hose connections at the wall valves. Then follow the hoses to the back of your washer and double-check that the connection is secure and waterproof. Leaks will occur if the hoses connecting the valves to the washer are damaged or the connections are incorrect.
- A DRAIN HOSE THAT ISN'T SECURED OR IS CLOGGED
The drain line, which allow the washer to empty out the soapy water and rinse water required to clean your clothing, is the next most easily confirmed problem. The drain outlet for this is frequently positioned in the same aperture as the supply valves, or between them, though you may have a drain closer to your floor instead. Check for any evidence of water or damage on the third hose (or pipe) coming out of your washer. This could possibly be the source of your leak if your washer drain hose or pipe is damaged.
You should also think about the likelihood of a clog. A clog in your washer drain line or in the drain beyond the washer outlet could be generating puddles.
- INTERNAL WATER HOSES DAMAGED OR DISCONNECTED
You may need to open your washing machine to view the internal hoses and components for a more thorough investigation. Several hoses lead to and from the tub inside your washing machine. The tub is supplied with hot and cold water through two internal hoses that go from the inlet valves. A leak can occur if one or more of these hoses or their connections become broken.
Check the hoses leading to the drain pump as well as the hoses heading out from the drain pump to the outlet hose or pipe, as they may be damaged as well.
- DAMAGED TUB COVER GASKET IN A TOP-LOADING WASHING MACHINE
If you have a top-loading washer, the leak could be coming from your tub cover gasket and the problem occurs during the spin cycle. Between the exterior tub and the tub cover, the tub cover gasket creates a seal. If the cover gasket is damaged or loose, water may be thrown out the top when the washer rotates.
- DOOR BOOT SEAL FOR FRONT-LOADING WASHERS
The issue with your front-loading washer's door boot seal could be the source of the trouble. This is the large, folded rubbery ring that your washer door slots into within your door pocket. When you observe water swishing about within the door, the door boot seal guarantees that it does not splash all over your floor. If the boot seal is compromised or one of the several spring clamps has come free, water may flow out the door during the wash cycle.
- DRAIN PUMP THAT IS BROKEN OR DISCONNECTED
Even though the drain is positioned above the washer tub, the drain pump is responsible for sucking water out of it and pushing it down the line into the drain. A faulty drain pump or one that has become disconnected from one of its hoses can leak water all over your floor via the washer housing.
- DOOR CATCH IS BROKEN
Finally, especially with front-loading washers, there's the basic problem of your washing door staying closed. Even if your door boot seal is in good condition, if your door switch believes it is closed but the latch is loose, your door may fall open during the wash cycle, allowing water to escape.