While a leaking Inglis washing-machine can be frustrating and expensive to fix but it is typically fixed with some knowledge and simple tools. This article will discuss the most typical reasons behind a Inglis washing machine leaking and will provide step-by step instructions for fixing the problem. We have you covered, regardless of whether you’re having a small leak or a major flood. You can fix a leaky appliance and get it back to normal with laundry.
If your washing machine is leaky, it is best to examine the hoses. There are various types of hoses on the Inglis washing machine and the most common are the drain and fill hoses. How do you inspect the hoses on your Inglis washing machine:
- To ensure that they are secured, examine connections in the back. Then, make sure there is no obstruction blocking the drain.
- To check the internal hoses of the washer, shut off the power supply. Then take off the cabinet.
- A variety of internal hoses are connected to the tub. Examine the hoses for signs of cracks, abrasions or other damage.
- You’ll have to replace the damaged hoses using a Inglis replacement.
The drain pump, also known as the water pump in Inglis washing machines, removes the water from the tub. The pump could be belt driven direct drive, belt driven, or even an electric pump.
- Before starting the process, you must disconnect your Inglis washing machine from the power supply.
- Remove the front or cabinet of the appliance. Find your pump(s).
- The pump will have an outlet or drain hose, as well as an inlet for the tub and possibly an outlet for circulating hoses also. If you have water leaking out of the Inglis washer during a drain or wash cycle, look at the location of the drain pump. Check for loose clamps on the hose or leaky hoses attached to the pump. If the leak originates from the pump, you’ll require an upgrade to the Inglis pump.
Tub Cover Gasket
Tub Cover Gasket is found on front-load and top-load Inglis washers. It covers the tub’s outside with the tub cover. Tub cover gaskets could be responsible for leakage of water during wash or spin. How do you check the tub cover gasket on a Inglis washing machine.
- Unplug the Inglis washer, then remove the cabinet or the front panel.
- Locate the tub cover gasket. It’s likely you’ll need to take off the tub cover to access it.
- The gasket should be inspected for indications of wear or damage, look for indications of water leakage or soapy water staining in the area to aid in diagnosing the issue.
- If your gasket is damaged, worn damaged or worn out, or you find signs of leaking in the area You will require a Inglis replacement gasket for the tub cover.
Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve on the inside of your Inglis washing machine controls the introduction of hot and cold water to your washing machine. How do you inspect the valve that controls water inlet for your Inglis washing machine:
- Connect the power source and the water source from the washing machine prior to starting.
- remove the rear panel, and then locate the inlet for water. It will likely be located behind the connections to the hose.
- After you have removed the valve from the washer, look over the valve’s screens for any buildups or debris and clean up any debris that is found. You should exercise caution as the screens can’t be replaced. If they’re damaged, you will have to replace the entire valve. Also, look over the valve for signs of wear, cracks or damage.
- Using a multimeter in Rx1 mode place probes onto the valve’s terminals. The reading you will receive varies from model to model so consult the owner’s manual for what the recommended reading for a functioning valve should be.
- If you get any reading that is outside of the recommended range, or if you see a reading of infinity or your valve is clearly damaged the valve will require replacement. Inglis replacement valve for water inlet.
Bellows or Door Boot Seals
The door bellows or door boot seal is utilized on front load washers from Inglis to ensure that the door is sealed between it and the tub’s exterior. Normal wear and tear could cause the bellows’ rubber to crack. Moreover, foreign objects could tear or rip the bellows and create an area of leakage at the front of the Inglis washer. If your washer is leaking or appears to be leaky near the door area, then you ought to suspect that the bellows might be the cause.
- Unplug the Inglis washer’s source of power.
- Lift the door, and then inspect the bellows for signs of damage or accumulation of dirt and soap which could cause a weak seal to the door. Be cautious as foreign objects can cause serious injury and often get lost in the bellows folds.
- Inglis replacement bellows are needed if you suffer from any of these symptoms.
Water Level Switch or Pressure Switch Air Dome Tube
If your Inglis washer leaks during the filling portion of the cycle, it may be overfilling. The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that determines the proper water level inside the tub. The water will fill the tub and then compress the air inside, pressing against the diaphragm. The water inlet valve will be controlled by the switch, that will shut off the valve at the appropriate water level. How to check the switch for water level on your Inglis washing machine:
- Before you begin, make sure that you have disconnected the electrical power to your washer since you’ll be handling electrical components.
- Find and remove the water level switch. It is normally found behind the control panel . It may have a hose or air dome tube which connects the tub. For Inglis washers with an electronic control, this switch might be located at the sump , which is below the tub.
- To determine whether the switch is defective, you should first eliminate the air dome hose to determine if it is a problem. It is important to look for wear and cracks on the hose. Soak the hose in water and then take it off. Make sure the end is sealed with air, blow it into the other end, and check for bubbles. It is important to look for any obstructions in the hose as well.
- If the air dome hose appears be working, then it is possible that you need a Inglis replacement water level switch.
The door catch on a front load Inglis washing machine is responsible for keeping the door closed securely throughout the cycle. The door locking mechanism will latch the hook or door catch and prevent the door from being opened during the cycle. The door catch could be worn, but it will still keep the door locked. How do you inspect the door catch of the Inglis washer:
- You might need to take the front panels off based on the model in order to be able to see the door catch. In some models, you’ll be able to reach it by pulling off the screws that hold it in place. If you need to remove the front panel for access to it, disconnect the appliance prior to beginning.
- Examine the door catch to determine whether it’s damaged, cracked, worn out, discolored, damaged, or if there are any foreign objects that could be preventing the door from properly closing.
- You will need a replacement Inglis door catch in the event that you observe any wear or damage.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
Tub Seal or Boot Seal utilized on Inglis washing machines to prevent water from flowing between the shaft of the basket and transmission shaft. A damaged seal could cause the main tub bearing to break. It could begin as a small water leak. If your washing machine is leaking during the fill or agitation stage of the cycle it could be that the tub seal has become damaged and should be replaced. It is possible to inspect the tub seal on a Inglis washing-machine by following these steps.
- Take off the front panel from your washer and let it fill with water as normal. If you notice signs of water damage, check the location where the transmission shaft is inserted into the tub.
- For front load washers, removal of the access panel at the rear is required.
- Check for water leaking through the weep holes near the rear bearing case. If you spot any leaks of water from the weep holes that are located close to the rear bearing housing, it is time to get a new tub seal by Inglis.