A leaky Electrolux washing machine can be a frustrating and costly problem to address, but it is often a problem that can be fixed easily with a basic understanding and few simple tools.
In this post, we’ll examine the most common causes of a Electrolux leaking washing machine and give step-by-step instructions to fix the issue. We have you covered, no matter if you are having a small leak or major flooding. It’s easy to repair a leaky washing machine and get back on track with your laundry.
If you notice that your washer is leaking you should first check the hoses. There are many types of hoses that are found on an Electrolux washing machine and the most common are the drain and fill hoses. Here’s how to test the hoses of your Electrolux washer:
- To make sure they’re properly tightened, look at the connections at the back. After that, ensure there isn’t any obstruction in the drain.
- If no signs of leaks are found from inspecting the external hoses, unplug your washer from the power source and remove the cabinet of the Electrolux washing machine to inspect the internal hoses.
- There are many internal hoses. Most are found attached to the tub. Check the hoses for scratches, cracks, or any other damages.
- If you notice damaged hose(s) and you find it damaged, you’ll require a Electrolux replacement hose(s).
The drain pump, sometimes referred to as the water pump found on Electrolux washing equipment, drains water from the tub. The pump may be belt driven directly drive, direct drive or may be a separate electric pump. How do you inspect the pump of your Electrolux washing machine’s pump
- Disconnect the Electrolux washing appliance from the power source before beginning.
- Remove the cabinet or front panel of the appliance, and then locate the pump(s).
- The pump is likely to include an outlet or drain hose, an inlet from the tub and could also have an outlet for circulating the hose as well. Inspect the drain pump in case there is water leakage from the Electrolux washer. You can spot indications of a loose hose clamp or leaky pipe that is connected to the pump first.
- If the leak is originating from the pump, you will require a Electrolux replacement pump.
Tub Cover Gasket
Tub Cover Gasket is used on front-load and top-load Electrolux washers. It covers the tub’s outside by securing the tub cover. If you are experiencing a water leak during the spin or wash portions of the cycle, then the gasket on the tub cover may be the problem. How to inspect the gasket for the tub cover on the Electrolux washing machine:
- Unplug the Electrolux washer, then remove the cabinet or front panel.
- Locate the gasket for the tub cover. You likely will need to remove the tub cover in order to reach it.
- Examine the gasket for indications of wear or damage, it is also important to look for any signs of water leakage or soapy water spots in this area to help diagnose the issue.
- If your gasket is damaged, worn, damaged, or you notice signs of leaks in the vicinity it is time to get a Electrolux replacement gasket for the tub cover.
Water Inlet Valve
This valve controls the flow of hot and cold water to the Electrolux washing machines.
How do you inspect your Electrolux washing machines water inlet valve:
- Before you begin, disconnect the water and power sources from the machine.
- Take off the appliance’s rear panel, and then locate the water outlet. It likely will be located directly behind the hose connections.
- After you have removed the valve from the washer, inspect the valve’s screens for any debris or buildups, removing anything you find. Be cautious as the screens can’t be changed. If they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace the whole valve. Also, examine the valve for signs of wear, cracks or damage.
- Using a multimeter , in Rx1 mode, insert probes at the valve’s terminals. The result you’ll get differs from model to model, refer to your owner’s manual for the proper reading for a functional valve will be.
- f you get a reading outside the recommended range, or if you see a reading of infinity or your valve appears to be damaged it is time to get a Electrolux replacement water inlet valve.
Bellows or Door Boot Seal
The door bellows or door boot seal can be found in front load washers of Electrolux to seal between the door and the outer tub. Normal wear and tear may cause the bellows’ rubber to crack, and foreign objects may cut or tear the bellows and cause a leak at the top of the Electrolux washer. If your washer appears to be leaking near the door area, then you must suspect that the bellows might be responsible for the problem.
- Connect the Electrolux washer’s power source.
- Open the door and carefully check the bellows for evidence of damage or for accumulation of dirt and soap which could cause a weak seal to the door. Be cautious as foreign objects with sharp edges that could cause tears are typically hidden in the folds of the bellows. They could be a hazard.
- If you observe any of these symptoms, you will need Electrolux replacement bellows.
Water Level Switch, Pressure Switch and Air Dome Tub
The leaky Electrolux washer can be due to overfilling. The water level switch which is activated through pressure serves to control the level of water within the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air inside the tube and push against the diaphragm of the switch. The water inlet valve will be operated by the switch, which will shut off the valve when it reaches the right level of water. How do you inspect the water level switch in your Electrolux washing machine:
- Before starting, make sure you have disconnected the electricity from the washer because you’ll be working with electrical components.
- Find and remove your water level switch. The switch for water level will usually be hidden behind the control panel. It is connected to the tub via a hose, or air dome tube. This switch is found beneath the tub in Electrolux washers with electronic controls. To check if the switch has problems, first unhook the air dome hose. Look for cracks and worn areas on the hose. Submerge the hose in water and then pull it out. Seal the end with air, blow it into the other end, and then check for bubbles. Also, make sure there are no obstructions within the hose. If the air dome hose is in good shape, you may require a replacement water level switch from Electrolux.
The door catch on a front load Electrolux washing machine is responsible to keep the door shut completely throughout the cycle. The mechanism that locks the door will secure the hook or door catch in order to prevent it from opening during the process. If the door catch is worn it might allow the door to be locked, but will not guarantee an watertight seal. How to inspect the door catch on the Electrolux washer:
- You might need to take the front panel off based on the model to be able to view the door catch. In others, you will be able to access it by by removing the screws that hold it in the position. If you must take off the front panel in order for access to it, disconnect the appliance prior to beginning.
- Visually inspect the door catch for cracks, discoloration, wear, damage, or foreign objects that could make it difficult to close properly.
- If you notice any indications of wear or damage you will need a Electrolux replacement door catch.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
A tub seal is used in Electrolux washing machine in order to prevent water from leaking between the basket shaft and the transmission shaft. A leaky seal can cause the main tub bearing to break. It could begin as a small water leak. The tub seal could be damaged and need to replaced if your washing machine leaks during fill or the agitation. What can you do to check the tub seal on an Electrolux washing machine:
- To verify whether the tub seal is the reason for your leak, remove the front panel of your washer and allow the machine to fill normally with water. If you notice signs of water damage, look for the area where the transmission shaft goes into the tub.
- Access panels for the rear must be removed from front load washers. Check for evidence of water leaking from the weep holes situated near the housing for bearings on the rear. If you see any water leakage from the weep holes located near the rear bearing housing it is time to get a new tub seal by Electrolux.