Any appliance repairman on here? Washing machine issue
Hopefully someone here knows these things...
I have a Whirlpool Duet Washing machine Model GHW9150PW1. It has started to leak, kind of a lot, actually it has leaked for a long time, but only occasional dribbles until recently. The best part is that it leaked in the pan it sits in, but I learned the pan is cracked as I started having water seep through the ceiling (2nd floor laundry room), anyways I digress. From the best I can tell, it is leaking from the front door seal area, but I don't see any obvious damage/holes/tears in the door bellow seal. I pulled the lower panel and everything seems dry there too. But here is where it gets really interesting to me, I pulled the drain trap cap, and was surprised when I found a 5" long metal rod in there, see pic. It looks like it is broken off something but I can't figure out what, I can't imagine this part coming from inside the laundry tub, as it's so long, so I am thinking something broke off inside somewhere? So basically, if this thing is showing a fairly catastrophic failure, depending on what the part costs are to repair that (plus a new bellow) I will just buy a new washer vs. replacing a bunch of parts on this thing as my wife hates it anyways.
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