Leaking water from bottom of washer
Wayne S. • Knoxville, TN • March 14, 2014
My Repair & Advice
After removing the front cover, I discovered the water was leaking from the bottom center of the tub, where the gear shaft was going in. I decided to do some looking on youtube for "how to" videos and discovered some very informative videos published by "applianceman" that helped tremendously. I purchased the stem repair kit first, and did the repair, and it still leaked, so I then had to order the tub bearing kit, and tear everything apart again. My main piece of advice would be BUY BOTH and don't hope that one or the other is bad. The parts are not that expensive compared to buying a completely new unit. I was not able to remove the old inner bearing from my washer as it was corroded in place, so I decided to sand it down with sandpaper, then add lithium grease. This worked flawlessly and allowed me to just slide the tub back on easily. The washer is not leaking now and we have used it at least a dozen times since the repair. I am very happy with the outcome. The only thing I would recommend you buy that does NOT come with the kit (besides the spanner wrench) is rubber washers for the machine screws that go thru the tub. Rubber washers were NOT furnished with this kit, and one of mine was in very bad shape. They did provide new paper and lock washers, which I did not understand since these are the least likely to be worn out. Regardless, the repair worked and I am happy now and have delayed buying a new washer for hopefully several more years.
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