Water leaking from front of unit during regular wash cycle
Justin L. • Jefferson, WI • December 05, 2014
Appliance: Whirlpool Automatic Washer WFW8400TW03
My Repair & Advice
I thought at first it was the bellow gasket, so I removed the old one, cleaned it very well, inspected it for cracks, tears, etc. It had some mold around the drain holes, so I cleaned it as best as possible. I didn't see any tears or cracks, it was in pretty good shape. I ran the machine again, and it still leaked. I replaced the bellow gasket with a new one, and the machine still leaked. I took it apart immediately after the cycle so I could see where the water was coming from. After inspection, I found the hose from the soap dispenser was not in great shape. I replaced the hose, and now the washer doesn't leak anymore. Wish I had replaced the hose first, as it was substantially less expensive than the bellows gasket, and a lot less work to replace.