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 Posted: Tue Sep 26th, 2006 01:07 am
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Hi All,
I have a Hotpoint WLW3500 6 cycle HD Xlrg 2 speed washer that leaks a little when it's filling and a lot during the spin cycle. It looks like the leak is coming from the bottom of the pump:
http://www.usm.maine.edu/~collom/washer.jpg

We got the washer used and have had it for 7 years. The leak has been slow over the past several months and has recently gotten much worse. In the spin cycle it's spraying out at a pretty good rate.

So, my question is: Is this something that I (who knows nothing about appliance repair but is somewhat handy) can tackle? If it isn't I suspect that it will be costly to repair. Does it sound like the pump or could it just be something little like a gasket? Should I start shopping for a new washer?

Thanks for your assistance--Ed

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I would say replace the pump except your transmission is leaking oil...:?



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You'll know about the oil as soon as you move the machine to take off the back cover. If you are lucky and it is not leaking here is what you will need http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=3223

 



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Thanks to all for the replies.  It's pretty dirty in there since that water has been spraying around for a while.  So, is that transmission oil that you can see beneath the belt there in the photo?  An additional problem huh?

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Looks pretty nasty to me....might replace the pump and see how much longer it will run till the tranny bites the dust....looks like needs a belt also...



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This is one of the old style GE units, at least 11 years old. You may be able to nurse it along for a while yet, but start saving.



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