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Old 05-01-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Drip pan under washing machine filled with water


I just noticed that the drip pan under the washing machine is filled with water (see photo).

1) How can I get the water out of the drip pan without removing the heavy washing machine?

2) What might be the cause of the water leakage? And how to fix it?

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Check your hoses. Shut the water off to the machine. If no leak found on the hoses call an appliance company.
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I just noticed that the drip pan under the washing machine is filled with water (see photo).

1) How can I get the water out of the drip pan without removing the heavy washing machine?
Think. Most obvious options are towels or wet/dry vac with one of those narrow attachments.

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2) What might be the cause of the water leakage? And how to fix it?

Thanks!
Could be a loose or busted hose. (Most washing machine floods I've come across are from old hoses between the plumbing and the machine that have never been replaced). Might also be something else.

See if there's a drip from the hose connection in back.

The old hoses went regularly; newer hoses last basically forever--just don't buy the cheap one, spend more for the stainless steel.
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Turkey baster.
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Check your hoses. Shut the water off to the machine. If no leak found on the hoses call an appliance company.
To add to Ghostmaker's post, one way to check for a slow leak at the hose connections to the washing machine is to wrap some toilet paper around both hose connections. Next morning, see if the toilet paper is wet. Worked for me.

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If you use a shop vac make sure to remove the filter first.
Post the model # and I'll post a site that will suggest some other areas to check for leaks.
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Could be a loose or busted hose. (Most washing machine floods I've come across are from old hoses between the plumbing and the machine that have never been replaced). Might also be something else.

See if there's a drip from the hose connection in back.

The old hoses went regularly; newer hoses last basically forever--just don't buy the cheap one, spend more for the stainless steel.
I had the old hoses replaced with new hoses several months ago. But I definitely need to check the connections.
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Turkey baster.
Good idea on removing water from the pan!
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To add to Ghostmaker's post, one way to check for a slow leak at the hose connections to the washing machine is to wrap some toilet paper around both hose connections. Next morning, see if the toilet paper is wet. Worked for me.

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Good idea to use toilet paper to check out the leakage!
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Post the model # and I'll post a site that will suggest some other areas to check for leaks.
It's a GE model. See the label as shown in the photo for Serial #.
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I visually examined the connections on the back side of the washer, and didn't see anything wrong, although I'll check out with toilet paper.

Looking at the full pan of water, I wonder if the leakage might be from the bottom of the washer.

I post photos of the back (showing the hose connections), the side (showing the hose connections), and the front of the washer for your review.
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Numbers not coming up.
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Looking at the full pan of water, I wonder if the leakage might be from the bottom of the washer.
It's possible, but not likely.

Check where the drain hose exits the washer. Sometimes the drain hose clamp gets worn or drain hose works loose. Reseat hose, replace clamp if leaking. Just another area where it could possibly be leaking from.
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Fantastic idea of using a baster! I was able to drain out the water. It was dirty water; so it seems the drain hose connection.

How can I wrap toilet paper around the connection between the drain hose and the back of the washer? It's deep down there.
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If the water was soapy not clean then it is your drain connection for the hose. Yank it out and check it out.
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