Even though a leaky KitchenAid washing-machine can be frustrating and expensive to repair It is usually repaired with a little information and a few tools.
This article will provide the most typical reasons behind the KitchenAid washer to leak and give step-by-step directions on how to fix the problem. No matter if you’re experiencing an insignificant leak or a major flooding issue, we’ve got it covered. You can repair a leaky washing machine and resume your routine with laundry. Examine the washer’s hoses to determine if they are leaking.
There are many types of hoses found on a KitchenAid washer, but the drain and fill are the most popular. How do you inspect the hoses on your KitchenAid washing machine:
- To ensure that they are secured, examine connections in the back. In the next step, check to see if there is no obstruction blocking the drain.
- If no signs of leaks are discovered when inspecting the external hoses, unplug your washing machine from the electrical source and then remove the cabinet of the KitchenAid washing machine to look at the internal hoses.
- There are many internal hoses, most are connected to the tub. Be sure to inspect the hoses for indications of cracking, abrasions or any other signs of damage.
- You will need to replace the damaged hoses with a KitchenAid replacement.
The water pump or drain pump is the piece on a KitchenAid washing machine that removes water from the tub. You can select to have the pump belt driven or direct driven. Also, you might require an electric pump.
- Before you begin making connections unplug your KitchenAid washing machine from power sources.
- Remove the front panel or cabinet of your appliance and identify your pump(s).
- The pump is likely to have an outlet or drain hose, as well as an inlet to the tub and possibly an outlet for circulating hoses too. Examine the drain pump if water is leaking from the KitchenAid washer. Look for indications of a loose or loose hose clamp or leaky connection to the pump first.
- If the leak is originating from the pump, you’ll require an KitchenAid replacement pump.
Tub Cover Gasket
Tub Cover Gasket on front and top load KitchenAid washers are used to form a seal between the tub’s outside and the tub cover. Tub cover gaskets may cause water leakage during wash and spin. How to check the tub cover gasket of the KitchenAid washing machine:
- Unplug the KitchenAid washer and take out the front or cabinet.
- Locate the gasket for the tub cover. It’s likely you’ll need remove the tub cover in order to reach it.
- Examine the gasket for indications of wear or damage, look for evidence of leaks or soapy water spots in this area to help diagnose the problem.
- If the gasket on your tub is worn damaged or worn out, or there are indications of leakage in the area it is time to get an KitchenAid replacement tub cover gasket.
Water Inlet Valve:
The valve for water inlet on your KitchenAid washing machine controls the entry of hot and cold water into the washing machine.
- How to check your KitchenAid washing machine’s water intake valve: Before starting, disconnect the water and power source from the machine.
- Remove the back panel of your appliance , and then identify the water inlet valve. It is likely to be behind the hose connections.
- Remove the valve from the washer and examine the screens for buildups or debris. It is important to be cautious since the screens can’t be changed. If they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace the entire valve. Also, you should inspect the valve for indications of wear, cracks or damage.
- Using a multimeter , in Rx1 mode, place probes onto the valve’s terminals. There should be a distinct reading depending on the model. Consult your manual to figure out what the reading should be for a functional valve. If you receive an error reading, it’s in the normal range or if the valve is damaged, you’ll require a KitchenAid replacement valve.
Bellows Or Door Boot Seals:
The bellows for the door or door boot seal can be found on front load KitchenAid washers to secure the door and the tub’s outside. The bellows of rubber may crack due to wear and tear. Other objects can also cause leaks in the front of your KitchenAid washer. If your washer appears to be leaking in the door area, then you should suspect that the bellows may be the cause. How to inspect the bellows in a washing machine:
- Disconnect your KitchenAid washer from the source of power.
- Lift the door, and then look over the bellows for indications of damage or accumulation of dirt and soap that might prevent a perfect sealing to the door. Be aware that foreign objects can cause serious injury and can be hidden in the bellows ‘ folds.
- KitchenAid replacement bellows are required if you experience any of these signs.
Water Level Switch or Pressure Switch and Air Dome Tube
If your KitchenAid washer leaks during the filling portion of the cycle, it might be overfilling. The water level switch is a switch that activates pressure that helps determine the correct water level in the tub. As the water fills in the tub, it will compress the air in the tube and push it against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch controls the water inlet valve , and turn the valve off at the correct level of water. How to inspect the switch for water level on your KitchenAid washing machine:
- Before you begin, make sure that you have disconnected electricity from the washer because you’ll be handling electrical components.
- Find and remove the water level switch. It’s usually hidden behind the control panel . It will have a hose or air dome tube which connects it to the tub. For KitchenAid washers that are equipped with an electronic control, this switch may be found in the sump area below the tub.
To find out if the switch is suffering from a problem, first remove the air dome hose. Look for signs of worn or cracked surfaces in the hose. Soak the hose in water and then pull it out. Make sure the end is sealed and blow air through one end, and then check for bubbles. Also, look for any obstructions within the hose. If the air dome hose is clean, you may need a replacement water level switch from KitchenAid.
Door Catch Door Catch:
The front-load KitchenAid washer’s doors catch is responsible for closing the door during the washing cycle. The mechanism that locks the door is designed to secure the hook or door catch to stop it from opening during the process. If the door catch has worn out, it could permit the door to be locked, but not offer an airtight seal. How to inspect the door catch of the KitchenAid washer:
- It is possible to remove the front panels off based on the model in order to be able to see the door catch. If not, simply remove the screws that secure it. To get access to the front panel, it is necessary unplug it prior to when you can begin.
- Take a look at the door’s catch for damage, cracks damage, wear, or foreign objects that could prevent it from closing properly.
- If you spot any signs of wear or damage you’ll need a KitchenAid door catch replacement.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
Tub Seals or Boot Seals are utilized on KitchenAid washing machine to stop water from getting dripping between the basket shaft and transmission shaft. A damaged seal can cause the main tub bearing to fail. It could start with a tiny water leak. The tub seal could be damaged and require to be replaced if your washing machine leaks during fill or agitation. You can examine the tub seal of a KitchenAid washing machine using these steps:
- Take off the front panel off your washer and allow it to fill up with water as usual. Be sure to inspect the area where your shaft for transmission is entering the tub to determine if there is leaks in the water.
- Access panels for the rear must be removed from front load washers. Find signs of water leakage from the weep holes in the rear bearing housing.
- If there are any signs of leaking while performing the above checks, then you will require a KitchenAid replacement tub seal.