A washing machine leak is not only a pesky occurrence but without proper care, it can also become a significant home issue. Ignored leaks can cause some severe water damage and mold growth. Though finding a washing leak might be the easy part, it can often be difficult to decide what the cause is; so if you are currently battling a washing machine leak, here are a few things that could be to blame:
Washing machines have hoses that connect from the tub to the pump to the drain. These hoses can lose their tight grip and loosen up over time which can cause the entire tub to drain out of the machine. Older washer hoses can split and crack so look for calcium deposits on your hoses to find the leak.
Check Your Pump
This piece will take the water out of the tub and direct it towards the external drain. If the pump becomes damaged, water can leak out of it instead of heading toward the drain. Inspect the pump for any cracks, holes, or damaged seals.
Over Use of Detergent
Rather than a part being damaged or broken, leaks can also occur from adding too much detergent to your washing machine. Oversudsing can happen throughout the entire washing cycle but can be well seen during the emptying stage. Avoid using too much, or high-sudsing, detergent if this happens.
Knowing how and why your washer is leaking is the first step in fixing the problem. The next step is to call a local appliance expert, like the pros at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. Our technicians will successfully diagnose and fix your household appliances in a timely and efficient manner. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.