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Hole in Tub leaks - LG washer - wm2688hnm

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#1 JHoman

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

My washer is leaking. I traced the leak to this hole in the plastic tub. Attached File  100_7548_resize.JPG   130.22KB   14 downloads It is just below the area where the internal seal and bearings mount. Should this hole be there as a weep hole and my internal seal is damaged letting water by which I might fix by replacing the seal or is this damage to the tub and the hole needs to be plugged or the tub replaced? Any help would be appreciated. Jon

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

The REAR TUB ASSY should be replaced (includes complete new bearings).

The sooner this is done---the better---to prevent additional damage to the BEARING SHAFT (which is part of the stainless tub/drum assy)


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Edited by john63, 16 November 2011 - 09:02 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 JHoman

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:10 PM

I took the tub assembly out and that hole is a weep hole. My seal protecting the bearings had rusted out and was all munched up. Thankfully the weep hole was letting out the excess water and my bearings were saved as far as I can tell. I think all I have to do is replace the seals and I should be good to go.

#4 john63

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:25 PM

Once bearings become water-contaminated---bearing failure is imminent.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"





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