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Huebsch Washer Leak

  • 1.  Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago

    Have to questions that I would like to get some help with.
    First one of my washers has a leak in an unusual location.  Have been trying to figure out for almost  2 months where the leak was coming from because I didn't see the water on the floor all the time.  It appeals to be leaking (just drops) from behind/underneath the door.  You can see where it's starting to rust at the spot where the leak is.
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    Also one of my washers will start and all of the sudden it jumps to the end of a cycle and leaves the clothes all wet. In the last week I saw it jump from the 22 minute mark of a cycle all the way to the final minute and stop.  This has happen before on another washer and I just cleared he drains.  I've cleared the front and rear drains, and the P-trap and it still does it.  Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    KLASSY KLEAN
    Store Owner/ Employee
    RIVERDALE GA
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  • 2.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago
    So it could be a few things, first I would check around the door and see if there is any debris dirt or sand at the entrance. Second the rubber gasket you can take the glass around it and almost turn it clockwise so the gasket moves and clean it with a rag. That might be your issue. It also might be a faulty drain valve on the bottom but try the first two steps if not feel the drain valve on the bottom and see if there is actually any water dripping from that itself

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    STEVE K
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Brighton Laundry & Dryclnrs
    BRIGHTON MA
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  • 3.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago

    As for the water leak, it's most likely the door seal, check for rips or tears if none it could just be worn out, have you ever cleaned & rotated them a 1/4 turn every so often? The other issue could be worn out hinges or door needs adjustment, tightened.



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    Mike B
    Multi Store Owner
    Sunny Palm Harbor Florida
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  • 4.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Paulie B 5 days ago
    What Michael B said.

    Judging from the look of that door gasket, it probably is time to replace it. They get weak after a while no matter what, and do not compress tightly enough when they get old. Judging from the faded & oxidized look of your door gasket, it has probably shrunk down and been weakened enough to no longer give a snug seal anymore.

    I discovered a neat little trick to fix a weak door gasket.

    Take a 5 gallon bucket like the orange ones from Home Depot for instance. Any type of 5 gallon bucket should do however. Look inside the lid of the bucket. You'll see the lid has a small rubber tube-like gasket inside of it. Take it out. You'll see that it looks like a big rubber band, about 12" in radius and 1/4" diameter.

    Take the rubber gasket and insert it inside the 2 layers of the door gasket by running it all around the door gasket in between the 2 layers. You'll be amazed to find that it will fit almost like it was made for this.
    Once inside, it will prop open the 2 layers of your door gasket just enough to make a snug fit between your door and the washer opening.

    This will correct any leakage due to a lack of a snug fit.

    As for your other issue of the machine rapid advancing....That sounds like your door lock is out of adjustment.

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 5.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago
    ​Thanks I'll give it a try.

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    KLASSY KLEAN
    Store Owner/ Employee
    RIVERDALE GA
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  • 6.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago
    On more thing. Always keep the door unlocked when not in use. Constant compression will shorten the life of that door gasket.

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    Curt Harrington

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  • 7.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 3 days ago
    even cheaper and easier fix is to get a small roll of twine, wedge it in behind the gasket and door, go all the way around the door, 2 lapse usually will fix it.

    Also, debris works it way inside the gasket between the door frame and the glass. Remove glass and gasket and clean it.

    Lastly, just replace it. :)

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    Robert & Aileen Carrell
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Spin City Laundry
    University Pl WA
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  • 8.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Larry Adamski 5 days ago
    Klassy,

    For the washer that "jumps to the end of the cycle", this is actually called a cycle abort.

    1.  Make sure the washer fills quickly.  Inspect and clean all inlet screens.  Make sure inlet valves work.

    2.  Make sure the washer drains quickly.  Water should exit the washer within 15 seconds.

    3.  Remove and clean air pressure hose and stainless steel nipple that it attaches to on the sump.

    4.  Inspect door lock assembly.  Make sure all parts are clean and work freely.  Replace red and black door switches.  Make sure wires fit tightly on new switches.

    All of the above are areas that need some attention on older washers.   Your issue should stop after completing these common maintenance procedures.

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    Larry Adamski
    Muskegon Laundromat
    Spring Lake MI
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  • 9.  RE: Huebsch Washer Leak

    Posted 4 days ago
    Well you have gotten great input from everyone. A few other things to check:
    • Replacing the door seal is a good place to start. Once you have replaced the door seal, you might need to make an adjustment with the shims in the door hinge. You may have to add or remove shims to get the right snug "fit".
    • Check the door latch casting. If it has deep wear marks, you may never get the tight seal until you replace it.
    • Check the door handle where it turns into the casting. If it has significant wear, this can also affect how the door closes.  If it has worn out corners, replace it with a handle kit.
    • Check the soap dispenser hose where it connects to the shell. The rubber can get very loose over the years an being to leak as this connection, even the rubber is in good shape. In this case, I just liberally apply a good silicone seal to make sure it is leak tight. I had to do with will all of my HC(50,30,20)BC2 machines


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    Ray Benoist
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Ray Benoist
    Toms River NJ
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