How Do You Troubleshoot a Leaking Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer?


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Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Duet sport washing machine involves checking that proper laundry procedures are followed and components are in correct working order. In addition, the sink and drainpipe are examined.

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If the appliance's door is opened during the "Add a Garment" segment of the wash cycle, water sometimes runs off the door and resembles a leak. High-efficiency detergents should be used in the Whirlpool Duet. If another type of soap is used, too many suds form and seep out of the machine.

The washing machine should be examined to confirm that it is level. If it is unbalanced, water sometimes comes out the top. All hoses should be checked to see if they are still tightly connected. Both ends of each inlet hose are also inspected to ensure that gaskets are correctly positioned. Finally, the drain hose is scanned to determine if it is fastened properly to the drainpipe or laundry tub.

If the sink or drainpipe is clogged or even slow, water sometimes overflows. The system must be able to handle 17 gallons of water as it empties from the washer. In addition, it is possible that the leak is coming from within the household plumbing, so the laundry tub, faucets, drainpipe and water pipes are scrutinized for drips.

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