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Why is my whirlpool cabrio washer leaking water on floor

Why does my whirlpool Cabrio washer leak water on the floor during first fill

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Most Frequent Causes for Washer leaking water

Cause 1

Drain Pump

The drain pump pumps water out the drain hose. If the drain pump is cracked or damaged, or if the bearings are worn out, the drain pump may leak water. The drain pump is not repairable—if the pump is leaking water, replace it.

Cause 2

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

The tub seal might be torn, causing water to leak from the seal. If the tub seal is leaking water, water may leak through the tub seal and into the tub bearings. This can cause the bearings to fail. For this reason, if the tub seal is leaking water, replace both the tub seal and the tub bearings. Be aware that this is a complicated repair and will require disassembling most of the washer.

Cause 3

Tub Seal

The tub seal might be torn, causing water to leak from the seal. If the tub seal is leaking water, water may leak through the tub seal and into the tub bearings. This can cause the bearings to fail. For this reason, if the tub seal is leaking water, replace both the tub seal and the tub bearings. Be aware that this is a complicated repair and will require disassembling most of the washer.

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Does this only happen on the initial fill? Or does it happen rinse cycles too? Where is the leak coming from?

Sometimes, the rubber seals on the water inlet hoses don’t work well or the hoses aren’t tight/snug.

The fill cycle pulls water from the inlet hoses and sometimes (due to water pressure), the jolt caused by this can cause hoses to loosen over time.

My first recommendation is to check the inlet hoses, and verify that they are tight and still serviceable. After that, start a cycle (on hot and cold temp so both hoses pull water) and check for leaks. The leak persists, allow it to run and search for the source.

However, the hoses are often times the culprit.

Hope this helps.

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