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What are some of the most common washing machine problems?

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Some of the most common washing machine problems include leaking, the machine not starting or the washer being uncharacteristically noisy. A washer may be leaking because there is a problem with its hoses, pump, tub cover gasket or door boot seal.

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What are some of the most common washing machine problems?
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The most common washer hoses to experience leaks are the water supply and the drain hose. Check to make sure that the hoses are all fitted properly to their designated connectors on the machine as well as to the house's water supply plumbing system as well. Check the hoses themselves for any corroded clamps or cracks.

If water is leaking from the washer during the wash or drain cycle, then the leak may be in the drain pump. The pump is responsible for forcing water into and out of the washer tub. If the washer's hoses are all fine, then it is most likely that the pump leaking.

If the pump is not leaking, then it is best to check all of the gaskets, valves and seals around the washer door and the washer tub. If water is leaking from the tub during the wash or spin cycle, then it is most likely that the tube cover gasket is damaged. The gasket is located either on the top, or the front, of the washer beneath the lid. If the washer is leaking from around the door, then it is most likely that the door boot seal that separates the door and the outer tub is damaged.

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