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Washing Machine leaks but only 60 degrees or over??

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by kima2904, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. kima2904

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    Hi,
    My washing machine leaks but only on the higher temperatures. I can do 30 40 and 50 degree washes fine. The leak comes from the bottom near the back by the looks of it. it really gushes!! It's a Candy 1500 Washer Dryer.
    Any ideas would be really appreciated :confused:
     
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    Washing machines will have a "water mixing valve".

    The hot and cold water supply hoses will connect to this water mixing valve, and the electric circuits of the washer will allow hot, cold or both hot and cold water into the washing machine by energizing one or both of the two electric solenoids on the water mixing valve to allow the flow of hot and cold water into the machine.

    If you can gain access to the water mixing valve on your machine, there is a very high probability that this will be where the leak is occuring.
     
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    If your machine has two water supply hoses, hot and cold, then you'll need to take the lid off and check the hose from the hot inlet valve to the dispenser. This is likely to be where your leak is coming from.

    Unplug your appliance before working on it.
     
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    Thank you so much for these replies! These are very much appreciated.

    So could it be as simple as a worn washer, or a pipe that has come loose? ;)
     
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    Almost certainly a leak on your hot water supply side as most UK machines take in cold water for washes up to and including 50 degrees. But 60 degrees and above they take in hot water.
     
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    I can see exactly what has happened now...
    I have taken the top off and the hot pipe has been worn away by a big almost concrete looking fixing.
    Do you think ducktape will do the trick :oops:
    There's no way i'll be able to change that pipe. Otherwise has anyone got an idea on cost to have a plummer come and fix this?
    Thanks.
     
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    If the pipe is damaged then any tape or other temporary fix is just that, temporary at best. Replace the damaged pipe and ensure the new one is sited such that the same won't happen again. If you aren't capable of doing this yourself then get a service engineer to do it. Do not use a plummer, whatever that is, or even a plumber, you need a machine engineer.
     
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