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Kenmore washer leaking
« on: January 04, 2009, 08:58:47 PM »
I have a Kenmore 80 series washer model number: 110.23812100

It just recently sprung a leak.  I took it apart and there is water running down the back of the tub and the inside of the metal back of the washer.  I looked at the hoses and connections and I didn't see anything that looked like it was leaking.  My best guess is that water is running out of the plastic thing that the fill tube connects to that fills the washer onto the rim of the tub and leaking down the back.  I couldn't find any cracks or holes in the plastic thing either.  Suggestions?  (Sorry for the nosnpecific names, but this isn't my area of expertise ;))

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 07:17:11 AM »
Your "best guess" is somewhat better than ours at the moment, since you can see everything from there. :)

The plastic thing you describe is the vacuum break assembly and it is fed by the water valve in back. If it leaks, replace it.

Part number for yours is 3360977

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 07:43:05 AM »
Here are some pictures of what I am seeing, I'm looking at the vacuum break assembly which is what I was talking about and I don't see anything unusual about it.  It appears to be fine.

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 08:00:24 AM »
So where is the leak then?
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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 08:52:31 AM »
That's what is stumping me.  Would there be any reason why water would be hitting the rim of the tub?  Could there be too much water pressure and water is overflowing the vacuum break assembly?  The dried water on the back seems to correspond to that height.

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 12:29:52 PM »
check your water valve
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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009, 01:30:02 PM »
I checked filling operation with the cover off to see if anything was leaking and it filled fine with no leaks.  If i pulled the tub forward it splashed back onto the back cover.  So I am now thinking maybe at some point during the cycle the tub comes to rest leaning forward maybe.  I checked the springs and they are all still attached and looking at it, it looks level.   :thinking:

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009, 01:30:56 PM »
check your water valve

There is no sign of water around the water valve either.

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 03:03:12 PM »
Run a load in the washer with the case off and see if you can tell where the water comes out from. Your lid switch quick connect has 3 wires. One of them is green and grounded, don't bother it. Jump out the other 2 wires. A small horseshoe made from romex wire is ideal for this.
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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 04:12:11 PM »
I did a wash cycle with a light load and when it first starts spinning and adding water at the same time to rinse the tub started to move around just enough to catch some water on the rim and toss a few drops of water back.  The load that really dumped water out was a big comforter.  So now that I think this is where the water is coming from how do I fix it?

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 05:18:28 PM »
My understanding is that the tub cover has been redesigned with different louvers. Perhaps this will solve the problem. The parts is shown below and comes with a new rubber seal




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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 06:57:32 PM »
I will check that out, where can I get the part number for the updated part?

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Re: Kenmore washer leaking
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 06:59:56 PM »
The way to order parts is by typing your model number into the lookup on the left and seeking the tub ring. Any updates will be included in the design of the new part.
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