Working on machines like that seems to be designed to be hard on the back! Consider if you've got something sturdy to put under the four corners to get it up at least 18 inches and the ease on the back could make a difference - right up on a sturdy table might be even better!
This is not my area...Steve is the one who usually tears into things and fixes them. I'm just trying to save some stress on his bionic back
John F Dean wrote:Hi Judith,
It sounds like the pump or a connection to the pump. Because the water is pumping out, I have hope's on the connection. See Pearl's post.
Begin with the discharge hose ....waste water. Look for splits in it or where it connects to the machine. If you locate the pump, looks for cracks in the housing. Then look for where the pump connects to the machine.
If there is a crack in the pump housing, you might get the pump replaced. I would first try to repair a dry housing with epoxy first. This is assuming the pump otherwise works.
Pearl Sutton wrote:How about put the washer up on 2x4 blocks, and slip a 13x9 baking dish under it to catch the leaks? If you can live with it, that size pan will dry up fairly soon, you don't wash 80 loads a week...
Jenny Nazak wrote:I prefer washing by hand for this reason (I'm not good w machines or plumbing, and don't like spending money/time on repairing them).
In the past I have used a hand-cranked washer or even a giant (farm-size) salad spinner. Now I just use a small tub and wring out stuff by hand before hanging it on the line. (Might sound laborious but I like keeping fit, and it's free, unlike the gym.) I always do laundry outdoors so leakage/spillage is a non-issue. And the water gets dumped on whatever tree or other plant needs it.
Jennie Little wrote:Two things:
1) In the brief time I worked for Sears fixing washers, we had a technique we used to determine where a leak was: put a sheet of newspaper unfolded under the machine. It's just about exactly the footprint of a regular washer. This won't pinpoint where the leak is, but will give you a rough idea. Run the machine thru the fill cycle. Check the paper. Etc. Run the machine, empty, in steps through the process. Eventually, you should have water on the paper and it will tell you the leak is over here and there's only hoses here or there near the water pump, or....
2) The plastic pans to put under washers are also great under cat boxes to catch flying sand.