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Washing Machine Leaking

Washing machine is an appliance we use every day. It is among the most needed and most used devices of the household. And if it causes problems, doing your laundry becomes a lot tougher than usual. One of the common problems with washing machine is leaking. It not only wastes a whole lot of water, it makes filling of the washer tub a long-drawn process. Moreover, it causes the ground near the washing machine be flooded with water.

Common causes for washing machine leak

- Defect in the hose pipe is the most common reason of washing machine leak. A loose fit with the washing machine or where it meets the drain or a hole in the body of the pipe can easily be the reason behind a continuous leak. But this problem is easy to spot, and simply changing the pipe would solve the problem.

- Defective doors in case of front-load washing machines are a completely different thing. A fault in the seal of the door means inevitable spillage of water. If you neglect this problem because you are not bothered about a little leak and can clean it up easily, you will be making a mistake. Constant pressure on an already faulty door will worsen the situation, and one day the door will give away, making it a mess in your house. Better stay safe than sorry – make the call to your plumber as soon as you discover the problem.

- Overloading is initially your mistake and not a problem of the machine. But if you keep doing it, soon the machine will start to show different signs of malfunctioning. Any plumbing agency will tell you strictly to never overload the washer, and do it in batches if there is a large amount of laundry.