Home Improvement

How do I fix a leaking GE washing machine?

Why is my GE washer leaking water from underneath?

GE Washer Leaks Water Out Bottom

Too much detergent can leave behind excessive suds that impede draining, often resulting in the washer leaking during spin cycle at the bottom. When using detergent, refer to the recommendations on the back of the detergent package re: the right amount for your particular wash load.

Why is my washing machine leaking water on the floor?

Water on your floor may be the result of a clogged drain and not an issue with the washer itself. Remove the drain cover and pour hot water down the drain, a cup each of baking soda and vinegar followed by hot water, or use a plumber’s snake for major clogs.

Why is my GE front load washer leaking?

Leaks on a front load washer can be caused by soil and soap being left on the door seal after a wash. Carefully wipe off the rubber door seal to prevent small leaks, making sure to wipe the edge of the gasket.

How do you replace the seal on a GE washing machine?

Install the new tub seal by first applying some liquid dish soap or rinse aid to the seals outer edge align the seal with the recess in the tub.

Why is my washing machine leaking water during the spin cycle?

A washing machine leaking during spin cycle means you have a problem in either one of the large drain hoses, one of the seals inside the pump, or one of the outer tub seals. Too much detergent can also cause washer leaks on spin cycle.

Is it worth fixing a leaking washing machine?

Repair: If the repair would cost less than 50% of the price of a new appliance and your machine still has several expected years of life left, a quick fix could be a cost-effective solution over replacing the entire washer. An active warranty can also make any repair worthwhile.

Can overfilling a washing machine cause it to leak?


Overstuffing your washer with clothes or bulky bedding is the most common reason for a leaking washer. If you spot leaking, run the machine with no clothes and no detergent in it on the quickest wash cycle. If it doesn’t leak, it’s because the machine was simply overloaded.