Leaking washing machines

Washing machines are an integral part to the smooth running of any household so when it goes wrong, it’s sorely missed.

One of the most common problems we find our customers face when they contact Glotech is a leaking washing machine.

Have you ever put a wash on only to see water trickling out or left it on overnight and been welcomed back by a flooded kitchen?

Like most electrical equipment these days washing machines are much smarter today than they were, say 10 years ago, to help make our lives that little bit easier. But sometimes this can also cause us more pain as washing machine faults can be harder to diagnose.

Luckily a leaking washing machine can be one of the simpler faults to repair with the cause likely to come from one of the following:

– Dispenser drawer
You may not realise that a washing machine actually fills up with water through the dispenser drawer and not directly into the drum. Water travels from the mains supply via the inlet hose, through the tank, into the dispenser, and then to the drum.
Cracked, broken, or mis-aligned washing machine dispenser drawers can allow water to leak through.

– Damaged door seal
Door seals help create a sealed environment preventing water from coming out. Over time, they can disintegrate causing holes or tears to occur allowing water to go through. Mouldy or smelly door seals can also be a sign it needs changing.

– Mis-aligned drum
You may not have noticed, but if you pull away the door seal, you’ll see a small gap between the drum and the seal. Don’t worry this gap is intentional to stop the washing machine door seal rubbing on the drum whilst the drum is rotating and wearing out. If this gap gets bigger this can allow small items of clothing to get stuck under the drum.

–┬áLeaking from internal hose
This happens due to wear from the washing machine shaking around. It can also be caused by leaking through the soap draw because the holes in the conveyor (dispenser top) are blocked.
These are just a few of the reasons why you may have a leaking washing machine. The best course of action is to get it fixed before it gets worse. Book an engineer today with Glotech Repairs- a leading name when it comes to domestic appliance repairs.

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