Author Topic: Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer Leaking from under front counter weight  (Read 771 times)

Offline kelly_nc

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I have a Whirlpool Duet Sport washer, model WFW8300SW03, that is leaking from under the front counter weight.  I put on a new bellow door seal and new clamp.  I have not replaced the front spring clamp but it seems to be holding good.  Whenever the washer goes into a high speed spin a small amount of water leaks down the backside of the front counter weight.  I have felt the bottom side of the drum and it doesn't seem like the water is coming from the center area. 

I am wondering if I have the bellow on correctly.  I think I have the clamp on tight but I am not sure.  This is where I keep coming back to.  I have tightened and retightened it.

If anyone has any suggestions or other things to check I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks

Offline bigbuck

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I would recheck the bellow, making sure it's around lip of tub .


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Online RAH52

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Had that problem once and found a small crack in the front outer tub .
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Offline kelly_nc

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If you don't mind me asking how did you find the crack?  Was the cracked part covered by a warrenty?

I reinstalled the seal and made sure I had it good and tight and it still leaks about two tablespoons of water during the high speed spin and rinse during every load.  I was thinking of removing the counter weight to see if I could find any other problems.

Offline scrapiron

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Check the dispenser inlet hose at the top left of tub front. I've seen them leak & the water can run down and drip at the bottom.

Online RAH52

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Finding the crack was none to easy had to pull the top weight off  .As far as warranty the washer was less than a year old so it was covered .


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Offline DaleCaskanette

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good chance tub is cracked behind bottom weight, some models the center bolt was too long and over a period of time with plastic flexing tub cracks/  no extra warranty  you likely need new front tub  if you take off weight you will see leak,   have seen tube from dispenser to tub fail as well

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