Hi. I replaced the center post seal/gasket on my Kenmore Series 70 washer. It continues to leak a little when the load is on high. It does not appear to leak when the load is low or medium. Have you any suggestions as to what might be the cause? Thanks.
With the unit only leaking on larger loads you will want to check to make sure that there is no cracks in the outer tub and check to make sure that the pressure hose is not leaking. If that checks ok then the most likely cause would be a faulty bearing and seal kit.
Do you have a video for the bearing and seal kit? My washer is leaking in the front. It seems to be coming from the bottom of the tub and dripping off that thin silver metal plate . I have already replaced the internal drain hose and the water pump. Thanks
Answer Nelly, Based on your post description and a little experience, you most likely have a leak from the tub seal 383727 or center post gasket. It will require a special spanner wrench and hammer to remove the tubs. The part does have a video attached when you review the part number in the APP parts diagram, so you'll have a better idea of what to expect.
Our washing machine leaks from the bottom machine what part should I get to stop the leak.
You will need to access the lower compartment of the washer and determine where the leak is coming from. It could be a drain pump leaking, hoses that may have a hole or could be coming from the tub. This will need to be visually checked.
I recently replaced the centerpost gasket #383727 and it stopped the leak. Do you recommend installing the centerpost bearing kit #285203 to avoid future problems as part of the procedure? Thank you very much.
Answer Jeff, Normally not. If there was water leaking, or traces of a leak, on the drive tube assembly, or if there was an awfully loud noise in the spin, or excess "wobble" in the tub, then you'd want to consider the bearings and seals, otherwise leave well enough alone.
When the washer goes into the rinse cycle, water comes out the bottom of the washer. What part do I need to fix this? Thank you, Larry
Answer Hello Larry,
Without the model number, we can't go into specifics. With a top load machine, I would suspect the drain pump. If I'm thinking of the correct model, the pump is made of plastic and a string will bind the impeller and cause excessive pressure and friction on the pump, melting through the pump housing and causing a leak. If you would like a more specific diagnosis and illustrations on the replacement procedure, please re-post with a model number.