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Why is the washing machine leaking? Under it, water flows from below!

The washing machine is flowing (leaking)A washing machine has become an integral part of a modern home. After all, using it is much more convenient than washing clothes manually. She saves our time and energy. And this means that using it, we make our life better. How nice when there is no need to do the laundry yourself. You can trust this part of the household with household appliances. And yourself to enjoy more enjoyable activities or relaxation. But, unfortunately, the time comes when any household appliances become malfunctioning.

You may have noticed that your washing machine is leaking during or after washing. This is unpleasant when a puddle has formed on the floor. And of course, this problem must be solved. After all, no one wants to wipe the floor after each wash, removing accumulated moisture. In addition, sooner or later, you can flood the neighbors. And this is nothing to us. Therefore, it is necessary to identify and remove the causes of leakage of the washing machine.

If the machine is leaking, then there may be several reasons. In the modern market of household appliances, a large number of models of washing machines are presented. Different models may have different flaws. And its weak points, which with long operation can cause breakdown, causing the flow of water. Let's look at the most common of them. Those that are most often a leak site.

Has water appeared under the body of the machine? Check how much it is. And first of all, make sure that it is in the washing machine, and not for another reason.

Causes of Leakage

  • Pump may leak (drain pump).
  • The tank may be leaky (a crack or breakdown has appeared).
  • The integrity of the hoses is impaired (both the drain and the inlet hose may be damaged).
  • Damaged door cuff is leaking.
  • The connections of the filler pipe are not sealed.
  • The connections connecting inlet valve and dispenser for the washing machine.
  • Worn tank seal.
  • Clogged hopper dispenser machine.
  • Damaged tank drain is leaking.

Identify and troubleshoot

Before starting the repair, it is necessary to disconnect the washing machine from the power supply by unplugging it.

Then you need to understand from which point of our machine water flowed. First, carefully examine it. By the way, did you notice at what point in the washing cycle our washing machine leaked? You need to know the answer to this question. It will greatly simplify the troubleshooting process. This approach will help us find one of three possible options for a leak. The following places of water flow are perfectly determined by visual inspection:

  • Inlet hose.
  • Drain hose
  • Cuff of a door of the washing machine.
  • And a dispenser hopper.


Inlet hose washing machineHose malfunction. Hoses often leak at the docking points with the washing machine. In order to eliminate this trouble, we can unscrew them and replace the rubber gasket.

If the drain hose itself is worn or accidentally punched, then in the case of a drain hose, you can both restore its integrity with the help of special glue and a rubber patch, but it would be better to just change it to a new one. In case of breakdown of the inlet hose, we highly recommend not repairing it. Since it is quite a lot of pressure, it is easier to replace it. They are sold in plumbing stores and are not quite expensive.

Dispenser and hopper

Dispenser failure. The hopper may be defective at the dispenser (this is the recess into which the washing powder is poured). Leakage may occur due to the fact that he is clogged. And also because of the excessive pressure of water in the pipes. And due to problems with the intake valve.

Washing machine dispenserIn the latter case, you will be able to notice traces of drips under its location.

In order to eliminate the causes of leaks, we need to get the dispenser. And clean both the hopper and the dispenser. In some cases, an object that interferes with normal operation gets into the drain of the hopper. If you find such an item, be sure to remove it from the machine.

After cleaning, check the operation of the washing machine. Also try to reduce the pressure by slightly covering the inlet valve.

If neither the first nor the second action helped to solve the problem, then it is necessary to change the inlet valve. Since its malfunction can cause increased pressure during rinsing.

If the problem is in the cuff

In some cases, leakage may occur due to a violation of the tightness of the cuff of the hatch. If the outer part of the cuff is damaged, you will notice leaks from the front of the washing machine. If the inside is damaged, then it will flow from the inside.

If the hole is small, then you can fix the situation with waterproof glue and a rubber patch. It is also advisable to remove the clamps that fix the cuff and change the position of the patch seat by moving it to the top of the hatch. If the damage is large, then it makes sense to order a new cuff and replace the one that is flowing. Instructions for self-replacement of the cuff in the following video:

Drip tank filler pipe

Drip inlet pipeThe attachment point of the nozzle with the washing machine tank may have weakened. In order to understand whether this is the case, it is necessary to inspect the tank. If traces of water are visible on it, at the junction with the pipe, then we found the reason.

For repair, we need to disconnect the pipe. Then remove the remaining glue, remove moisture from the joint and dry it. After that, we can return the pipe to its place, fixing it with an “epoxy” or reliable waterproof glue.

Intake Valve Leak

Intake manifold

It is necessary to remove the upper part of the machine body and conduct a thorough inspection of the nozzles. If we noticed that the problem is in them, then we eliminate it by replacing the pipes.

If the tank is damaged

For inspection, we need to tilt the washing machine so that we can inspect the bottom. For a thorough inspection, you will need to use a flashlight. We are looking for traces of water. If the loading of your washing machine is vertical, then to check it is necessary to remove the side of the housing.

Damage to the tank can occur for various reasons, for example, plastic tanks break due to a hard object or a heater. If you have established a tank leak, then it must be changed.

The process of changing the tank is extremely difficult. You may find it easier to contact a specialist.

If the seal is defective

The oil seal on the washing machine periodically wears out. As a rule, with a damaged seal, you may notice a leak during the spin cycle. In order to verify the presence of this problem, you need to inspect the tank. If you notice traces of water flowing from the bearings, you will have to change both the stuffing box and the bearings themselves.

Flowing pipe

Washing machine tank drain

If the drain pipe of the tank has flowed, it is necessary to seal the leakage area with rubber or replace it. It is located at the bottom of the machine and connects the tank to the pump (drain pump).

Flowed pump

If a drain pump has flowed, it is easier to replace it. Video instructions for replacing a pump (drain pump):


27 reader comments

  1. Gravatar Sergey Sergei:

    The site is very useful because even without being a master everything is clear

  2. Gravatar Yuri Yuri:

    Samsung washing machine vertical loading. 2001 onwards For the sake of economy, it was connected directly to hot water. Having worked honestly for more than 10 years, problems began with the pump (it began to wedge the pump) After 2-3 hitting the body, it started to work further. And literally the day before yesterday there was a big wash, and the pump started to flow slowly, but surely, although I did not find the aunt at once.It is a pity that such machines as a rule and spare parts are no longer produced .... Saving space in the dignity was significant with her.

    • Gravatar Anonymous Anonymous:

      Yes ... It's a pity ... However, you can now make a boiler out of it for heating water ... You just pour water into it ... throw a boiler ... and voila everything ... you can drink tea ... or cook food.

      • Gravatar turkey turkey:

        And what not to brew tea directly in the toilet?

    • Gravatar Vlad Vlad:

      Pumps, almost all of the same type.

    • Gravatar Alex Alex:

      Filter clean

  3. Gravatar Emiliana Emiliana:

    The washing machine, Hansa, flowed for many years and suddenly began to flow. How to fix it, water flows from below, we suspect that it was our cat that broke the cuff.

  4. Gravatar Alexander Alexander:

    I checked all the pipes - when you turn on immediately, the water intake and leakage are on the left, and not on the right. Where is the water drain?

  5. Gravatar Sergey Sergei:

    The LG door machine closes tightly. In the beginning, everything is fine, water intake begins, the drum spins. When the water level reaches a maximum, water begins to flow with pressure from under a closed door. In spin and drain modes, water does not flow anywhere. The door seal is intact.

    • Gravatar Abas Abas:

      figured out?

  6. Gravatar Forest forest:

    The Vesta washing machine flows from the filter while drawing water.

  7. Gravatar Andrey Andrew:

    Washing Electrolux, vertical. When water is drawn in and when draining from the back near the hose, water appears on the floor to supply water and a drain. How to fix it?

  8. Gravatar Anonymous Anonymous:

    Some questions. If your hands are in place, then unscrew the case, everything is simple there and all nodes are on sale.

  9. Gravatar Olga Olga:

    The machine flows during washing at 90 degrees. Other modes, everything is fine. What could be?

  10. Gravatar Olga Olga:

    My bosh flows only at 90 degrees. What could be?

  11. Gravatar Galina Galina:

    Zanussi. After washing for 2 days, water slowly flows out from under the machine. Then everything is ok. What could it be, tell me, please?

    • Gravatar Catherine Catherine:

      Tell me, did you find out the cause of the leak?
      My machine is different, but the problem is the same - it flows after washing, although the water is shut off, everything that has been drained is drained. Flowing from under the bottom and quite noticeable. it feels like just a spring under the typewriter.

  12. Gravatar Eugene Eugene:

    Replaced the pump. After that, the machine gives an error - “water in the pan”, but there is no leak.

  13. Gravatar Tatyana Tatyana:

    Indesit machine ”, when spinning something rattled, but it wrung out, and when rinsing, water flowed, Help, what could it be? Thank.

  14. Gravatar Oksana Oksana:

    Hello, the washing machine flows on the left side in small drops, what could it be?

  15. Gravatar Tatyana Tatyana:

    My machine was turned off, the door is open, I noticed a puddle. Upon examination, I saw dripping from the door at the bottom. Bosch machine, new. The reasons?

  16. Gravatar Edward Edward:

    Water at the back, Hotpoint Ariston ARTL 837 washing machine (vertical),
    what can flow there?

  17. Gravatar Alex Alexey:

    Hello. Brandt top loading washing machine. During water collection, a leak began on the front wall from under the manhole cover.

  18. Gravatar Hope Hope:

    Zanussi is leaking. Immediately below the machine, as the water is poured. I tried to pour water through the door, the same thing happens.

  19. Gravatar Olga Olga:

    Good day! There is a machine Zanussi ta833v vertical, she is somewhere around 14 years old if not more. After the main wash with the powder, only when water is rinsed, water starts to splash out. As if with a stream of air from the opening of the steam outlet. What is the reason?

  20. Gravatar Aleksandr Aleksandr:

    LG washing machine. 12 years. It erases well, but after a while after washing it starts to flow. I can’t understand where. Can someone tell me what could be?

    • Gravatar Anonymous Anonymous:

      Leak inside.

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