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Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking Water?

Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking Water?

If your washing machine is leaking water, you need some help fixing it ASAP. POM Plumbing is here to help. A washing machine leaking water can be caused by a handful of things. Therefore, let’s check out some of the most common.

Broken Door Seal

If you have a front-loading washer and have had it for many years, it’s possible the seal on the door is broken. The rubber seal along the perimeter of the door is vital for keeping water in. After many years of use, the seal can break or get damaged. Therefore, it’s important to maintain it.

It can break in a few different ways. The first is that it can come away from the door. If the door seal’s adhesive wears down, the seal may come away from the door without actually breaking. This can be fixed by buying a waterproof adhesive from your local hardware store. Then, apply the adhesive to the back of the door seal and press it back into place, allowing it plenty of time to set. Keeping the washer door closed while the adhesive sets will improve the adhesion.

If the seal has split, cracked, or otherwise been damaged, it will need to be replaced entirely. Washer door seals can often be bought at the hardware store. If your store doesn’t have one, you can order them online. Make sure the seal you buy is the right size and model.

Disconnected or Broken Hose

If the source of your washing machine leaking water seems to be from beneath it, it might be a hose issue. There’s a hose attached to your washing machine that allows it to fill with water. Therefore, if that hose gets disconnected or breaks in some way, the entire laundry room may flood. If the leak or flood started suddenly, when you weren’t washing clothes, it’s probably a hose issue.

Hose replacements can be bought at a hardware store. If the hose is disconnected, it will simply need to be reconnected. If you don’t know how, getting some help from a professional never hurts. This is especially true if your washer hose is connected somewhere that’s hard to reach or which requires moving the machine.

Leaky Drain

Another one of the connections between your washing machine and home is the drain connection. If your washing machine is leaking water from the drain, your leak or flood will likely be soapy. A leaky drain may be a simple problem with the drain connection. However, it may also be as complicated as a pipe burst. In that case, the drain pipe will need to be replaced. Our team at POM Plumbing can come to your house and check it out for you. If any plumbing work needs to be done, we’re here to help.

Give us a call today and we can give you a quote for our services. We can also schedule a consultation if you need some investigative help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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