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Nov 30, 2013
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Washing machine leaking

I have a Frigidaire washing machine, it came with the house when we bought it, which was 8.5 years ago, so I am not certain how old it is. Not many features on it, so probably a cheap model, but it has served us adequately all along. Recently, it has started leaking and forms a pool of water with every wash.
Has anyone had experience repairing leaking washers? If so, any idea if it a minor or major job? If it is going to cost much more than a couple hundred dollars, thinking of just buying a new machine.
I am trying to avoid getting a repair man in, paying a service assessment fee, then realizing it is not worth fixing.
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Deal Fanatic
Nov 18, 2005
5081 posts
Not worth fixing, might as well get a new one
Deal Guru
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Jan 10, 2008
14853 posts
If it leaks from center underneath it can be as simple as replacing the tub seal .Leaks from rear are usually pump issues .All depends where it's leaking . If unit is over 10 years old , might as well get a new one .
Deal Guru
May 1, 2012
10484 posts
not worth it, buy a new one. How long do you realistically expect this unit to last even if you do repair it?
Deal Expert
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Sep 1, 2005
19422 posts
some possibles:

leak in hose
lose clamp holding hose
lint in drain not allowing it drain freely.
discharge hose not positioned properly
supply hose leaking

If you're lucky, you can usually take off the cover from the front of the washer and take a look under there with the washer running to see if you can see where it's leaking. Some washers need to be moved from the wall to access the internals....if this is the case, start checking discharge hose and supply lines first as that's the easiest thing to check.

IMO I wouldn't replace the washer as it might be a simple inexpensive fix. At 8.5 yrs old, it's not that old and shouldn't need replacing. You can learn a lot (and save a lot) by exploring the problem and solutions.

google leaking washing machine from underneath or just leaking washing machine and you'll see lots of videos on where to start.


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Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
Deal Addict
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Feb 6, 2013
1306 posts
Ya listen to gr8dlr, it might be as simple as a leaking hose, I have a 30 year old Kenmore still going strong, had a leak last year and it turned out to be the drain hose connector chaffed through the sheet metal where it comes out on the back of the machine, dont throw it out until your sure its not a cheap easy fix.
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Jan 21, 2009
41 posts
Agree with the previous 2 posts. I was in the same boat last month but I knew what the problem was. Had a tear in the door seal. Ended up costing $200 parts & labour (seal would have cost me $160 alone). I watched a video on how to replace it but figured since I'm not "repair inclined" I'd be better off to get a pro to do it. Took him about an hr or so (probably would have taken me 4 or more lol). My folks have had theirs for almost 30 years so these things can last a while. You should be able to find someone to check it out for $50-$75 and most will put that fee towards the cost of repairs if you go with them. Just call around.
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Nov 13, 2005
5896 posts
Agree with the above 3 posters. Had a 16 yr old Kenmore top load washing machine that stopped moving. Heard motor running, but that was it. Thanks to youtube & Cesar at AP Wagner (now called Marcone) I was able to fix the machine for a whopping $7.
Deal Addict
Jun 25, 2009
2242 posts
Clogged drain is the likely cause, also could be a hose.
Deal Addict
Jan 28, 2014
3829 posts
You didn't mention if the unit is a front loader. If so, I expect it is the seal. My sister-in-law has a Maytag that is going on 30 years and works just fine. Our Kenmore Elite units died at 8.5 years....


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