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The washing machine door is leaking

The washing machine door is leakingIf you find that the washing machine is leaking from under the door, it is best to repair this damage immediately. Do not delay the repair, putting an empty container under the hatch or putting rags on, the situation will only worsen over time - the leak will intensify. We will figure out what to do in the event of a malfunction, what may be the cause of the leak, and how to deal with the problem of water leakage from the drum.

Pollution on the door

To eliminate water leakage, it is necessary to understand, as a result of which a leak has formed. In some cases, the occurrence of a leak is not associated with a malfunction of the machine, but with the banal pollution of the machine door. On the glass of the hatch, in its lower part, limescale accumulates. If the formed layer is small, it does not affect the regular functioning of the washer, however, many housewives simply do not notice it and after a while the coating is firmly fixed to the glass in the form of a lime crust.

Educated layering will only thicken. When its thickness reaches a couple of millimeters, the door will not be able to fit snugly against the hull of the washing machine; plaque will interfere with the normal closing of the hatch.

limestone forms on the bottom of the hatch door and on the cuff

You can detect a calcareous growth if you carefully examine the convex part of the hatch from below.

There is only one conclusion - due to the loose fit of the washing door to the sealing cuff, water flows from under the hatch. In this case, to cope with the problem will be easy. It is necessary to carefully examine the surface of the door, find where the calcareous layer has formed, and clean it with a metal brush. When the main part of the crust has been removed from the surface, the residue should be removed with an abrasive sponge or a regular rag. After cleaning the glass, the door closes seamlessly and the machine will work again in normal mode.

Cuff is damaged

leakage may occur due to a torn manhole cuffIn the vast majority of cases, water leaks from the washer precisely because of damage to the sealing gum located around the circumference of the hole for loading things into the drum. The cuff tends to wear out, small cracks, holes, and abrasions form on its surface. A damaged seal cannot perform its functions one hundred percent, as a result of which water leaks from the drum of the machine.

In cases where water flows down the front wall of the washing machine, make sure that it flows out from under the hatch, not the detergent drawer. Small streams of water can come precisely from the dispenser, bend around the control panel of the machine with a thin stream, go down to the door and create the appearance that the source of the leak is located there.

If you are sure that it is the hatch door that passes the water, it is worth examining the condition of the cuff. Smudges can form due to severe deterioration of the seal. When closing the hatch, the system must be sealed, however, if there are chips and cracks on the sealing gum, this condition will not be fulfilled. The cuff does not have to be torn, in some cases it becomes wavy or too stiff, this also leads to leakage.

If during the inspection of the sealing cuff its damage was revealed, the gum should be replaced to eliminate leakage.

Cuff replacement can be done both on their own and by inviting a master. If you study the process of installing a new and dismantling an old gum well, there will be no question of replacing an element.

Sometimes leakage can be triggered by an object stuck between the glass of the hatch and the cuff, and thereby violate the density of the connection.If the o-ring is flexible enough and looks good, just try to clean the gum itself, as well as the surface of the hatch in contact with it, from debris: fibers, hair, particles of fabric, undissolved washing powder.

Lock or hinge problems

In rare cases, water runs out of the door of a washing machine due to factory defects or careless use of the unit. The root cause of a hatch leak may be a deformed hinge of the machine. That is, the loop fastening is slightly bent, and it was this malfunction that caused the door to be loosely closed. And the leaky connection of the hatch with the body, as we already understood, will inevitably lead to leakage.

When this is the case, it is not difficult to rectify the situation. The output will be to replace the loop with a new one. Especially savvy owners can try to determine where the deformation occurred and try to straighten the surface without resorting to replacing the part. To change the mount you need to prepare two screwdrivers (Phillips and slotted) and an open end wrench.

You can buy a loop in a specialty store or order through Internet sites.

the door does not close due to a broken hingeAlso, the SMA may leak due to a malfunction of the lock that locks the door. The reason for the failure of the lock fastening will be purely individual, it all depends on the brand and model of your washing machine. In some cases, a bursting spring leads to this, in others - a torn gasket, which provokes an increase in backlash. Entrust the search and elimination of the cause of the malfunction is better for a professional, so as not to spend a lot of personal time on "digging" inside the machine. However, if the desire to fix the problem on your own does not leave you, do the following:

  • using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the plastic panel located on the inside around the glass of the hatch door;
  • loosen the door and disconnect it from the case;
  • examine the lock, check the progress of the movable tongue;
  • if a workout is detected on the elements or other damage, repair them.

Noticing that water leaks out from under the hatch of the machine, immediately proceed to action. You can figure out the cause of the leak yourself, or invite a master who specializes in repairing washers. It is important to fix the problem immediately after detection, this will avoid more serious leaks and minimize the risk of electric shock.


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