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110.47561603 Leaky Front-Loading Kenmore HE Washer

Mike Lavella

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2016
Messages
3
Location
Monroeville, PA
Model Number
110.475616
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Hello,
Our Kenmore front loading washer has been leaking from under the bottom center portion of the door. I checked the seal and cleaned out any hair and gunk that was trapped in there. I looked for any sort of tears or cuts in the seal but didn't notice any.

I also used a Q-Tip to clean the drain holes within the seal and cleaned out the drain filter underneath which was pretty gross with mildew. The washing machine is still leaking. The leaking seems to happen after the washer fills with water and begins washing the clothes. I'm not sure what else could be causing the leak and any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
Mike
 

Jake

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Messages
116,020
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi Mike,

Your missing some digits after "6" at the end of your model number. Here's the results I get below:

Model #110.47561600
Model #110.47561601
Model #110.47561602
Model #110.47561603
Model #110.47561604
Model #110.47562700
Model #110.47566600
Model #110.47566601
Model #110.47566602
Model #110.47566603
Model #110.47567700
Model #110.47567701

To find the leak you'll need to remove the lower bottom access panel below the door and get a flashlight and watch where the water is coming from.

It sounds like the hose clamp be loose or broken from the hose that goes from the dispenser into the tub, if you say its leaking when it fills mainly.

I once found a leak when the duet was filling with water. the rubber tube that connects the dispenser to the fill spout was loose, it was hard to see at first, but i fixed it.

You will need to remove the front panel to get to it, watch this video, it shows how to remove the front panel:

[video=youtube_share;ehwsMILlaTY]https://youtu.be/ehwsMILlaTY?hd=1[/video]

Jake
 

Mike Lavella

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Messages
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Location
Monroeville, PA
Thanks for the response Jake! The full model number is 110.47561603 if that helps. Probably a dumb question, but once I open up the washer, is it safe to run it to look for the leak?
 

Jake

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Thanks,

Yes, its perfectly fine to remove the lower access panel to check for leaks while it's filling and washing.

But you do have a Panel switch here:
Micro Switch WPW10085220


You will see it once that lower bottom access panel is removed.

That needs to be closed for the machine to properly work. So just tape it closed, what I mean is depress the little metal lever so the button is pushed in, and get some tape to keep that lever pressed in on the button while your watching it fill and wash.

Jake
 

Jake

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Yes, its fine to do that.

But remember there may be a Panel switch in the back too.:)

Jake
 
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