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Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Appliance Repair Revelation, Mystery Leak from a Frigidaire (Kenmore 417.xxxxx) Front Loading Washer
So, you did your due diligence and eliminated all the usual suspects: water supply hose, drain pump boot, door seal boot, but you still get that pesky leak. What's a grasshopper to do?
Ahh, Grasshoppah, have you considered the tub gasket? Observe:
Loose tub bolts will make a leak. Ya sure, ya betcha. Yep, I fixed this one by reachin' waaaaay up in the tub and crankin' down on those tub bolts. Got half a dozen turns on three o'them bad boyz. Problem solved. We bad!
Now go git 'em!
Can you show me on the picture where are the tub bolts located???
Can you advise us houw to replace the tub gasket. Thanks
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My leak source falls way outside all the suggestions I've found here --and I'm not sure how I can fix it...
John, the pump parts are not sold separately. You may be able to find a third-party source. For an OEM replacement pump, click here.
So I think that I have determined that it is loose screws causing my leak. But how do you get to the ones way up on the right? There is a hose with some foam around it. That gets really wet. So I think the leak is farther up. Can I access it by taking the top off? Any other recommendations?
The easiest way to access the higher tub clamp screws is to simply remove the top panel of the washer.
Tightening the screws fixed the leaking! You rock!!! Thanks for the great site.
Hi ... The document in the link below is corrupt. Is there another source for it?
Try this link.
Great info.... I almost gave up on my machine and bought another... I had my Frigidair front loader for 5 years now and love it... The only bad thing I have to say is the door could be bigger.
Insightful comments, V-man, thanks for posting 'em. :)
Tightening the screws on my front load Kenmore did not fix the problem. Leak is coming from bolts at 6 o'clock location. Any other ideas or is a gasket replacement inevitable for me? How would you rate this type of repair?
I too have a Kenmore 417.xxxxx washer. The dribble leak is obviously coming from bottom of the door. However, the door seal looks like new. Could the door hinge or door latch be wearing out so they don't hold door securely to seal? Thanks for any help. Curt
My kenmore is leaking A LOT of water from the top of the machine (wear you put the soap in), the door, pretty much everywhere. We are talking ALL the water. This is no dribble. There is a dryer atop the washer. I would like to check out the screws but not sure where this panel is on the picture? I am happy to purchase a 3/8 wrench and give it a whirl before the repairman comes on Thursday- any other places I should check? I ruled out the pipe on the back since it is leaking from the machine. HELP?
Huge HUGE props and thanks to the Samurai! I am highly proficient in fixing things around the house and i can tell you that i would NOT have been able to solve the leaking washer problem without your easy to follow direction. What a terrific resource you are! I tightened all tub screws (only shaving one knuckle in the process) and the problem seems solved. I was impressed, but this is nothing compared to my wife, who was envisioning a several hundred $$ repair. Again, THANK YOU!!
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