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FIXED LG Washer WM2487HRMA Leaking out bottom front

seossenk

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WM2487HRMA
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I have a front load LG Washer Model Number: WM2487HRMA, serial Number 903KWDJ05042. That is leaking out the bottom, seems like mostly out the front. I haven't pulled out the unit yet as it seems like not a huge leak but still leaking a little, maybe a cup a water for each load.

Any ideas on where to start looking? I saw a video posted about a LG front loads were a water drain baffle/hose assembly wears out and can spring a leak. Could this be it? The leak seems to be located more towards the front as I can't see any water leaking out back.
 

Jake

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Hi,

You'll need to get a flashlight and look into the machine to see where the leak is coming from, the two most common parts that can cause a leak are the main tub seal, and the front door boot gasket.

Here's the main tub seal for your model(Video Included):
LG 4036ER4001B Seal


Here's the front door rubber boot gasket WITH a drain port for your model:
LG 4986ER0004G Gasket


For a door boot gasket WITHOUT a drain port, use 4986ER0004C.

Here's the LG video front door gasket:

[video=youtube_share;tbFdTFrBC8Q]https://youtu.be/tbFdTFrBC8Q[/video]

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

rickgburton

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A leak can be from just about anywhere. The best thing to do is get a good light and see exactly where the leak is coming from. Anything else is just a guess. Check the boot around the door
 

Jake

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LOL, yup Rick perfect!

Jake
 

seossenk

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Found Location of leak

So I took off back panel and ran it through quick wash, didn't notice anything during drain, etc. But then noticed slow drip coming from top/back off washer, dripping off plastic drum.

I removed top of washer and saw this (in attached pics) part leaking, looks like Hot Water inlet valve. It was leaking/slow leak dripping from the bottom and then dropping on drum then running down.

Next steps? Do I just need to replace that part?


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Jake

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Yup, good find!

That's what you will need is a new HOT water side inlet valve.

Here it is for your model you can order(Video Included):
Water Inlet Valve 5220FR2006H


Let us know how it goes!

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent, good job.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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