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    Default Major water leak from drum of front load kenmore he2

    Model Number: 110.47512602
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    I have a major water leak coming from the front bottom of the washer drum. It is leaking inside of where the rubber door seal meets the drum. It looks like the drum has come apart. See picture of daylight coming through the crack / split between the parts.

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    Most drum leaking issues seems like they are difficult / expensive to repair. Any advice?
    Thanks

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    It looks like the bellows you will need to order, seen this happen many times.

    But you will have to remove the bellows to make sure first.

    The door boot seal is the Bellows.

    Manufacturer's Number: W10111435 (8540952) Made by Whirlpool


    REMOVING THE CONSOLE AND

    THE TOUCHPAD/LED ASSEMBLY


    1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
    2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
    3. Remove the three T-20 hex-head Torx
    screws from the top cover of the washer.
    4. Pull back on the cover and release the
    tabs in the console from the slots in the
    cover, then lift the cover off the unit.

    5.
    To remove the console:

    a) Pull out and disconnect cable connector
    UI8 from the central control unit.
    b) Remove the cable wires from the two
    central control unit clips.
    c) Pull the detergent dispenser drawer
    out as far as it will go, then press down
    on the release tab, and remove the
    drawer from the unit.

    d) Remove the one screw at the recessed
    hole.

    e) Lift the top edge of the console and
    unhook it from the holder clips.

    f) Press the locking tab on the right rear
    side of the console inward, and remove
    the console.

    Removing the front panels

    10. Remove the three hex-head screws from
    the lower front access panel, then lower
    the panel, and remove it.

    11. Open the washer door.

    12. Using a small screwdriver or a pair of
    long-nosed pliers, pull the tension spring
    on the retaining wire out from around
    the front of the bellows, and remove the
    wire.
    13. Pull the bellows off the lip of the front
    panel, and push the bellows inside the
    front panel.
    14. Remove the two T-20 Torx screws from
    the door switch assembly.
    15. Close the washer door.
    16. Remove the four hex-head screws from
    the top and bottom of the front panel and
    remove the panel from the unit.
    17. Loosen the clamp from the main water
    feed tube and remove the tube from the
    detergent dispenser.

    REASSEMBLY NOTE:

    When you reconnect the water feed tube, align the arrow on the tube
    with the line on the detergent dispenser.

    18. Pull back and unhook the tab on the left
    side of the detergent dispenser from the
    cabinet side panel slot, then lift the dispenser out of the washer.

    To remove the bellows:

    c) Turn the bellows retaining clamp screw
    counterclockwise until the clamp is
    loose enough to remove it from around
    the bellows
    NOTE: It may be necessary to completely
    remove the screw from one
    end of the clamp.

    d) Remove the bellows retaining clamp
    from around the bellows

    e) Pull the bellows off the front of the
    tub.
    Remove Bellows

    REASSEMBLY NOTE:

    When you reinstall the bellows, be sure to position the “weep holes”
    at the bottom.

    Jake
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    I just took the washer apart and the baffle is fine. There is a crack on the bottom side of the plastic cover around the drum. See picture taken from underneath drum. Please advise what parts will be needed to repair the leak. Thanks for your help.

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    I found this link that seems to be similar to the symptoms my washer is experiencing. Washer has been getting louder and louder like it is off balance when it spins unitl the outer case on the drum finally split causing the leak.
    http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...shredding.html

    Does kenmore have a similar warranty on the drum as whirlpool. I know whirlpool manufactured this model for kenmore.

    Thanks for your help

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    Ok, I see now.

    Yes, the rubbing in front and shredding indicates either the outer tub bearing is shot, or the inner spin basket spider support has broken.

    Here's the outer tub assembly for your model:
    Manufacturer part number 280253 is RepairClinic item number 1409491

    Here is the official online repair manual for the Whirlpool Duet Sport/Kenmore HE2:
    https://secured.whirlpool.com/Servic...LE/8178558.pdf

    It will show you how to take it apart to check.

    Here's the inner spin basket for your model:
    Manufacturer Number 8540878

    Your warranty on this model is only 1 yr. on everything. No extended warranty on the outer tub or inner spin basket.

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    Great, thanks for all of your help!

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    Glad to help.

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    I took the washer apart. The spider is intact and the bearings are all turning true. The screws that hold the spider to the basket ripped the steel around the screw holes. See picture. On one of the arms the screws are gone but the holes are in perfect condition - almost like they were never installed. Looks like I'll be buying a new washer. Thanks again for all your help.

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