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Samsung WF448AAP Washer Leaking  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Sat Oct 9th, 2010 12:38 am
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Water begins to leak as soon as I start the cycle. I requested the manual, but no luck so far - any ideas on how to open it up to get a look at what's going on?

Any help is greatly appreciated by this humble grasshoppah!

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 Posted: Sat Oct 9th, 2010 06:47 am
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there are 4 screws on the back service panel. remove this panel by sliding it up and off and you can inspect inside with a flash light. i had one today where the tub to pump hose had a big hole in it. other usually leak where the drain hose attaches to the pump. the drain hose is under a lot of stress at that turn and the hose can split.

i have also had leaks from the water valves. the seals can go bad inside and you have to replace the valve completely. you can get to it by removing the top panel. there will be 2 screws on the back of the top panel. it slides back and up to take it off.



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Thanks for your wise words!

I opened it up this morning and ran the cycle. No leaks at all until the very end - during the final spin - and nothing was coming out of any of the hoses or valves at the top of the machine at all. The water was coming from the front near the bottom - but not on the outside at the door, definitely on the inside.

I removed the filter cover on the lower left to get a better look. That whole assembly area looked fine, and I ran the cycle again. It looked like the water was coming from above, but again, at the front. Maybe the gasket between the drum and the front door has a leak? Any ideas?

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 Posted: Sat Oct 9th, 2010 08:07 pm
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PMed you the service manual.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 10th, 2010 02:39 am
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Thank you for the manual, oh Fermented Grand Master!

Is there a way that I can test the door gasket? It seems like if that was the problem, it would leak throughout the cycle, instead of just at the end. It's also not the full load of water leaking out - the normal drain line seems to be working normally, it's just the last bit at the end of the final spin cycle.

Any help is really appreciated!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 10th, 2010 03:03 am
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open the door... and pull on the middle of the door boot/gasket. its flexible and you can inspect with a flash light for holes. if the hole is high up on the boot, it will only leak while spinning because the water fills the entire tub as its extracted from your clothing. i would look at the whole thing and look for any small holes... your pump or drain hose may be leaking. after it leaked, you can tilt it back and climb under it and look through the opening in the bottom. it will give you a better look at the underside of the boot and pump assembly.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 06:04 pm
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Tronicsmasta - thanks for your help! I got it all solved this weekend. I looked around for small holes at the top of the boot, and when I couldn't find anything I decided to pull it off to get a closer look (props to the Samurai for the manual).

No holes at all. Turns out there's a drain line at the top of the boot - the hose had gotten disconnected. I put everything back together and it's as good as new!

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lol i guess there WAS a hole... but its supposed to be there! haha glad you fixed it...

feel free to hit the beer fund ;)
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