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WFW72HEDW0 Whirlpool Duet Washer Suds Leaking Back Left From Vent

MAM59

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Marlton NJ
Model Number
WFW72HEDW0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
I run the cleaning cycle in my washer every 4-6 months and this is the first time I have seen suds leaking from back upper left from a vent.
Model # WFW72HEDW0, age 5/25/15
I haven't moved it to see how much water in under the washer, too heavy to move.
Suds from vent down to the floor and enough to have had to wipe it up.
Used he liquid bleach and filled to the MAX line level in both bleach and fabric softener compartments.
Again, never saw the suds but cannot say it hasn't happened before this. I was just cleaning in-between my washer and dryer and this is when I noticed it.
Last time I ran it thru a cleaning cycle was 10/2/19.
Any suggestions would help,
Thanks,
MAM59
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
114,830
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

I've never run into that before, I don't know what caused it. Hopefully another tech or member that has seen this happen before can shed some light on it for you.

Jake
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Toronto
It is very easy to remove the back panel and the top panel.
see video link.
Then run a light load and observe. My issue was related to the diverter inlet valve leaking at the hose connection. The tension single wire hose clamps used for speed in manufacturing assembly often become weak and I simply replaced it ($0.99) and the other adjacent clamps with thread lock banded hose clamps.
Time required to remove back and top panels - 3 minutes.
Time required to identify leak - 4 minutes.
Time to replace 10 clamps - 10 minutes.
Another 20 minutes to run the machine and confirm leak fixed and then replace panels.
Tools 1/4" socket to remove/reinstall panels.
Pliers, channel lock or vise grips to remove tension clamps.
Slot screwdriver or 1/4" drive socket to install banded clamps.
 
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