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Leaky washing machine

Our washing machine is located in the cellar of a victorian conversion flat. It's fairly damp down there as it is, but recently noticed an increasing amount of water and wetness on the floor. It was beginning to smell so we removed the carpet. At first we thought it might be groundwater coming up from the cold, but now it's clear that the water gets significantly worse whenever we run the washing machine. There's a lot of water on the ground, but the machine is running fine. The source of the water is really unclear, and there are puddles all around the ground surrounding the machine. Wondering if it's a leak in the pipes underground or a problem with the machine itself. Any ideas? Help / guidance would be much appreciated - thanks so much!

4 Answers from MyBuilder Plumbers

hi.first check. that the water feeds to the back of washer are not leaking.also see if the water outlet has free flow and not blocked.best reguards gary

2011-02-21T11:00:02+00:00

Answered 21st Feb 2011

Have you checked if the filter is blocked...normally situated at the front of the machine at the bottom behind a fascia which should pull off....also run your fingers around the inside of the door seal...there maybe a split in it!

2011-02-21T14:05:02+00:00

Answered 21st Feb 2011

Hi
If the water gets worse when the machine is on I would suggest that there is a problem when the machine pumps out. Blocked waste. If you need any further advice please give me a call.
Many Thanks
Dave Giles

2011-02-21T15:35:02+00:00

Answered 21st Feb 2011

put a sheet of plastic under the machine then you will know if it is the machine or not. also if you have a tumble dryer down there as well they can make the floor wet as we had this problem

2011-02-22T09:30:04+00:00

Answered 22nd Feb 2011

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