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Member Since 13 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2013 09:22 PM

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Help with Whirlpool Duet Washer leak betw inlet nozzle & dispenser

13 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm hoping for some help from a Whirlpool samurai...
Duet washer is two months shy of 2 years old.  Did many successive loads yesterday and noticed water leak on floor.  Today I removed front and rear panels and saw evidence of a leak that probably existed from day one (some  rust and corrosion on bottom panel, shock, etc on left side, by the shock.)  Removed top panel and ran machine on quick cycle to definitively isolate the leak.  So far, I've got it nailed.

Shortly after machine cycle advances the water distribution lever on top of dispenser to position IV, water starts leaking at the joint between the water distribution plate and the dispenser body, by the retaining clip just above the inlet nozzle.

Examined and disconnected hoses, removed dispenser, and carefully opened dispenser lid.  Everything looks perfectly fine!  At this point, I suspected that the inlet nozzle which was seated in the feed hose,  may not have been fully engaged into the dispenser, causing backspray inside the dispenser when the lever advances to position 4, forcing water to leak out between the dispenser and its lid, right near the inlet nozzle.  Close examination while things were disassembled has shown that the nozzle just barely protrudes into the cavity when fully seated in the dispenser's inlet, so this made sense to me.

Carefully reassembled all, and yep, the leak persists, although not nearly as bad as before.

Any thoughts or suggestions from your experience?  I'm feeling as thought this nozzle is really a bit shorter than it should be, but maybe I'm fixating on the wrong thing. If it were slightly longer, it would protrude a bit further into the cavity and would be less likely to backspray against the seam between lid and dispenser.

Thanks in advance for your insight.

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