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Offline rego

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Model: 11047511701  Ok, need help! :'(

Kenmore named Whirlpool Duet washer.  Leaks during spin.  It's a stacked unit and have not un-stacked it but can see where it's leaking from below and driving me crazy.

I can see it's leaking from the fill hose from the detergent dispenser where it attaches the tub but only in spin and with clothes in it.

I replaced the fill hose from the dispenser.  The old one was mushroomed out.  No luck.

I can see the leak coming from where the dispenser fill hose connects to the tub and only during spin with a load in it not empty.

My next step is to try new shocks...maybe it's rocking and rolling too much...I don't know...no visible damage to shocks and it doesn't seem to shake more than any other I've seen.

This one is driving me crazy...hairline crack in the tub?

It happens with or without detergent so not thinking a sud issue.  Also had customer do a wash in front of me and how much soap she uses so am ruling it out.  Detergent dispenser clean and clear.

Any help would be very appreciated!  It has become a project appliance and don't want to walk away from it.  It has become a personal challenge  :tickedoff:

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 06:18:33 PM »
I had two of those same units. I put red 3m on where the hose and tub connected . They just kept leaking, nothing bad ,but still recalls. Put 3 m on, no call backs. The tub on both was ok ,no cracks.

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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:37:11 AM »
I'm glad it's not just me...so just some good vinyl tape then?

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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 06:31:51 AM »
No the red 3 m is like a strong silicone, it is not tape, I will get the exact name when I hit the van in about 2 hours

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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 09:11:37 AM »
I would pull the front panel off and examine the area of the tub where the hose connects. I've see them leak if it's not installed fully. If everything looks good, use some of that 3M red sealant. It's the tube that comes with some Amana seal kits. I believe it's called 3M 800 sealant.
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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 09:47:57 AM »
3M industrial sealant scotch-seal 800

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Re: Duet Washer (Kenmore) - leak at dispenser hose only in spin
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 02:21:17 PM »
Awesome!  Thanks guys!

 

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