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Offline ebinc

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Leaking through side tub over flow
« on: August 02, 2010, 03:39:18 PM »
I broke down and bought another brand new washer, second one in less then 5 yrs
as a matter of principal I am fixing the old, I have to many new parts installed

I have everything fixed but a leaking problem through the over flow vent in top of the
tub at the beginning of the drain cycle, when I left the lid up and down the draining
and spin speed increases noticeably. I have took out and checked the pump all the lines
everything seems fine and clear,

Here's exactly what happens maybe someone out there has experienced this.

the fill and wash cycles work normal, the problem seems to start once the wash cycle
ends, I hear clicks and buzzing from the timer, then the draining and spinning begins very
slowly, wayters leaks from vents, but if I open and close the lid, draining and spinning
seem to work good from that point.on, until the rinse cycle, then it starts again. if I let it
go unintended it will  spill out the over flow, until it pumps down slowly.

I'm thinking maybe timer short or something, or burned out motor during the drain cycle
when it has to get started the beginning of the drain used to really pump out, and the
pump works by how fast the tub spins right?

Can a motor work fine for washing and rinsing but be weak at staring a drain cycle spin?
once it gets going it pumps great.

Any advice on trouble shooting this, I'm stumped

Model AAV7000AWW

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Re: Leaking through side tub over flow
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 04:10:14 PM »
There is no overflow, or vent in this tub.  I would assume it doesn't leak if you lower the water level correct?

-  The timer is an electrical switch thats send voltage to the motor windings, It does not regulate how much voltage.  The motor always gets 120vac whether its agitating or spinning.

-  When the machine goes into drain/spin cycle, the tub will not pick up speed until most of the water has left the tub.  Remember that tub has got 40 gallons of water in it, and weighs a ton.  If your drain stand pipe height is 4' or so, it should take  roughly 90 seconds or so to remove a full tub of water and get into full spin speed.

Can you upload a pic of where the water is coming from?
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Re: Leaking through side tub over flow
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 04:31:46 PM »
Thank you for responding, yes a pictures worth a thousand words
I will differently get some up here

At the top of the tub there is a part that snaps onto the outer tub
with clips it also has a seal inside, this part also contains the bleach
opening, it has a vent like opening on the side of that.

before this washer started leaking, When the drain cycle started
you could hear the pump loudly taking the water out, know its
very quiet in the beginning, and the slow spin pushes the water
up and out that vent like opening, I see it right in front of me, I
have the front off, if I lift and close the lid the pump starts pumping
fast and the leaking stops 123, I am not a pro but I think its a spin
related, the slower the spin the weaker the pumping right?

I had the pump out and tested it, it appears to work fine, this washer
is basically simple inside not much parts, its got me stumped.


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Re: Leaking through side tub over flow
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 08:48:15 PM »
Hows the belt look? If it is shinny, replace it.   Also inspect the small clear tube where  it attaches to the back side of the tub.  That is your pressure switch hose, over time that can become clogged, and your water levels could be off a little causing to much water in your tub, directly related to water coming out of the Tub Cover
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Re: Leaking through side tub over flow
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 08:58:05 PM »
Check the tub to pump drain hose for a blockage from a garment or lint.
Check the drain pump impellers for wear.
Check the pump to drain line hose for a blockage.
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Re: Leaking through side tub over flow
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 09:20:55 PM »
Thanks great input, I just finished sweating another set of hot and cold valves, and ran
another drain line for the second washer, I will never throw this out its only around 5 yrs
old and there's a lot of new parts inside. I will use this washer for really dirty stuff I
wouldn't want in our new one. I just have to make sure I'm there at the start of the drain
cycle to left and close the lid

the belt doesn't look all that great, don't know why its less then a year old, I did check all
lines including the two connected to the outer tub, I was thinking downstairs when the
drain cycle kicks in I noticed the motor shifts since I can lift the lid and close and
everything seems fine I'm thinking could the motor bind somehow during that initial kick in,
and maybe when I lift and close the lid I just restart it. any idea what I should look for on
that motor.

Thanks

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