Water overflowing at the top and leaking at the bottom
Robert G. • Cleveland, NC • May 10, 2015
Appliance: General Electric Washer WDSR2080DBWW
My Repair & Advice
We had two problems at the same time. The washer was occasionally overflowing especially on super loads, and also leaking out the bottom, which got worse really fast. The overflow problem we have had before when the pressure switch hose became plugged with gunk, but cleaning the hose didn' fix it this time. The leak could be seen just above the trans. housing at the drum, so we diagnosed a bad seal. Knowing that the bearing would have to be running with water in it we also ordered the bearing and tub bearing washer. Also knowing Murphy's law we ordered the hub nut, the hub washer, and the split ring. Turned out the hub washer was broken, which may have contributed to the seal failure. We reluctantly also purchased the spanner wrench, not knowing what size the nut was. Turned out to be helpful in the long run. All the parts came in a couple days in one box. My son and I completed the repair in about an hour. Pretty simple deal. We replaced the pressure switch and hose also and now all is well. The trans shaft is corrode in the seal area, which we helped a little with some 600 wet sanding, so we anticipate the seal leak may return, and if it does a new trans will be needed. The washer has been running for several days now (we do a lot of laundry!) and so far so good.