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Leaking Appliance

Leaky washing machines are actually quite common. Leaking washers pose as a dangerous hazard to your home causing potential fire hazards, slips and falls, and even mold. Once you’ve turned off the power and unplugged the machine try determining what caused your machine to overflow.

  1. Overloading
    - Overstuffing your washer with clothes or bulky bedding.
  2. Water Supply Line / Drain House
    - Keep in mind there are 3 hoses; one for hot water, one for cold water, and one for draining.
  3. Washers feet imbalance
    - Once your hoses are in check, try examining the balance of your washer’s feet. It should be level and stable. A washing machine is bound to move around during a cycle and it could be possible it can be leaning or out of balance.
  4. Water Supply Valves
    - Located on the back of the washing machine, check to see if your washer valves are secured.
  5. Clogged drains and too much detergent
    - It is also possible for your drain hose to be clogged causing excess water to spill out. In addition if you’re using the wrong amount of detergent or bleach, this can cause a surplus amount of bubbles causing water to leak through.