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Most Common Reasons Your Washing Machine Is Leaking Water

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

An improperly functioning washing machine can be a major inconvenience. If you're noticing an unusual amount of water leaking from your washing machine, it may be time to have it repaired by a technician. There are many reasons why this could happen, but fortunately, they're most often easily fixed by a qualified technician who can inspect your machine and make any necessary repairs. Here are some common causes of washing machine leaks:

The Hose Clamp Needs Tightening or Replacement

If you're experiencing a leak from your washing machine, the first thing to check is whether or not the hose clamp needs tightening or replacement. A hose clamp is a metal band that wraps around the hose to prevent it from leaking. If your washing machine hoses are loose and leaking water, tighten them with pliers before replacing them completely if they continue to leak after being tightened.

Tub Seal is Damaged

The tub seal is the rubber seal that separates the outer drum of your washing machine from its inner spin basket. This is one of the most common reasons for leaks in a washer, as it can become damaged over time or even break completely if you're not careful when loading laundry into your machine.

If your tub seal becomes damaged, water will leak from around the rim of your washing machine during spin cycles and can cause damage to walls and floors underneath it. Fortunately, this part is easy to replace.

Faulty Water Pump

The water pump is the motor that pumps water through the system, and it's usually located in the back of your machine. The most common type of water pump is a belt-driven motor that uses rubber belts to transfer power from its shaft to other components like pumps or motors within the unit. If any one of these parts fails, you'll start seeing leaks around where they're located--usually at joints or seams where two pieces meet up together. If you suspect damage from this cause and want help identifying what needs replacing before buying new parts, call us today!

A leak from the Drain Hose

If you notice water leaking from the washing machine, it could be coming from the drain hose. This is a tube that connects your washing machine to your home's drain pipe and carries away any excess water during use.

In some cases, damage or wear-and-tear can cause the hose to leak; in others, corrosion may have built up on its interior walls over time, this is especially common when using harsh detergents.

The Washing Machine is Unleveled

If your washing machine is leaking water and you've checked the hoses and pipes, it's likely that your laundry room floor is uneven. The most common cause of this issue is when a washing machine has been moved from one place to another, but it can also happen during installation.

Call A Professional For Assistance

If you're noticing an unusual amount of water leaking from your washing machine, it may be time to have it repaired by a technician. If your washing machine has been leaking water for an extended period of time, or if a sudden burst of water leaked out of your washing machine and damaged your laundry room, call SERVPRO Oakville/Mehlville for all your water damage cleanup and restoration needs!

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