Finding the source of the leak

Ariel Finding the source of the leak

Water leaks are sometimes tricky to diagnose: water may appear in one location, but the leak itself could be elsewhere. To detect the cause, the washing machine must be on a level surface and unplugged. This list will help you to define the problem.

Step one should always be to turn off the washing machine, unplug it from the mains and turn off the taps.

Water pool in front/back of the machine

Something must be wrong with the water supply hoses. Check if they are properly connected. If the hoses are brittle or corroded with rust, replace them.

Rust and mineral deposit inside

Probably the drain hoses are responsible. These attach with spring clamps, which can loosen. Check if they are secured properly in the drainpipe and aren’t clogged up. Some brand new washing machines come with a drain plug: don’t forget to remove it before you hook up the drain hose.

Excess foam overflow during wash cycle

Oversudsing might occur if you use too much laundry detergent. Choose a detergent designed for washing machines that cleans perfectly while removing stains effectively. Refer to the dosage instructions on your detergent pack: choose Ariel Powder.

Leaking water under the machine

These could be caused by a hole in the water pump or leaky internal hoses.

It is better to turn to a professional if the leak occurs regularly despite your efforts. So keep the number of a local washing machine repair man at hand for emergencies.