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WFW8500SR01 Whirlpool Duet Front load washer leaking water front bottom

waclar

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Location
Fuquay Varina NC
Model Number
WFW8500SR01
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
Have replaced tub to pump hose and installed new door bellows but washer still leaks a small amount of water during the spin cycle. It appears to come the bottom front of tub behind the counter weight. Saw another post from 2014 and replies from 2021 but did anyone get a fix for this. Machine is somewhere around 8 to 10 years old. Would like to fix not scrap if possible.
 

Jake

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Did you make sure the inner bellows clamp is SUPER TIGHT? That inner bellows clamp where it clamps to the front of the tub has to be VERY TIGHT or it will leak.

Here's the bellows for your model:
WPW10111435 Door Bellow Seal
whirlpool-bellow-wpw10111435-ap6015081_01_m.jpg


Here's the inner bellows clamp for your model:
whirlpool-fixation-clamp-wp8540108-ap6013038_01_l.jpg



Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, all you can do now it get a flashlight or droplight and pinpoint where the leak is coming from.

Jake
 

waclar

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looks like is on the backside of lid. Leaks on backside of front counterweight. Comes from center of counterweight where drum shows in very center of counterweigh. Planning to take it apart again, bellows, and then the counterweight to see if drum maybe has a crack in it. I read a post from 2014 where same thing was going on, they took it apart but there was no crack. Thread ended without saying what the fix if any was. Thanks for the suggestions
 

Jake

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Yes, I have seen a few of the outer tub assemblies have a crack in them and can leak from there.

Jake
 
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