My washer is leaking water from the bottom around the Hose to Pump hose part number 8540012. Upon closer inspection the hose has 5 very small pin holes in the ribbing area of the hose. Should these be there? I just figure if they do not belong there, how did they get there?
Answer Hello David,
You should remove the hose and look inside for debris. The only thing inside it should be a plastic ball which protects the pump impeller from debris. Holes should not be in this part. If there are, it will require replacement. As far as what caused the holes, this would be either debris in the hose or wear from the tub bouncing around excessively.
How do you clean the drain from the washer drain to the pump? When the pump runs the bellows collapses!
Answer Hello Allen,
Remove the bottom front panel by removing the three screws across the bottom of this panel and the hose from the outer tub to the pump will have to be removed. Although you may have to remove the ball, It must be re-installed to protect the pump. Also, while you have the hose off of the outer tub, you should check up inside the hole for garments, (just in case). You can do this with an inspection mirror and a flashlight.
When I replaced the pump, the pump was off for 2 days and I had a grease like substance drain out of the large hose. Is that part of the ball in the hose or what?
Answer James, No, the grease substance would not be from the check ball in the tub to pump drain hose. The substance is most likely a accumulation of softner, body oils, and chemicals, in the bottom of the tub and hose. You may want to clean the washer tubs using W10135699 Affresh Washer Cleaner, to reduce or eliminate the build up. Thanks