Amana Washer Leaking Water? Here’s How To Fix It

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Dealing with a leaky washing machine is a headache every homeowner dreads. It can damage your floors, waste water, and just make laundry day frustrating and messy.

If you own an Amana washer that has begun leaking from the bottom or anywhere else, rest assured that you can likely fix the issue yourself without shelling out money for expensive appliance repair services.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the top reasons your Amana washer might leak water and equip you with the knowledge you need to remedy each type of leak yourself. Armed with these tips, you’ll be on your way to drip-free laundry days again. From damaged hoses and faulty seals to loose drain clamps and clogged filters, we’ll explore fixes for the most likely leak points.

How to Fix Amana Washer Leaking Water

Do you have an Amana washer? Well, if you are reading this, chances are that you do. Now is it leaking from the bottom? If you said yes, then chances are that you are wondering what the problem might be.

When it comes to washing machine leaks, there isn’t one problem or one solution to it. That’s why in this section, we’ll take a look at 12 of the most common reasons and also provide solutions to fix the problems.

1. Damaged Drain Pump

The drain pump in your Amana washing machine is responsible for taking water out of the drain hose.

The drain hose can also be responsible for water leaking out of your machine if it has become cracked or damaged, or if the bearings are worn out.


The drain pump is not repairable. So, if your drain pump is damaged or cracked after inspection, you’ll have to replace it.

2. Damaged Hoses

The drain hose and fill those aren’t the only hoses that can be responsible for a leaky Amana washer. Other damaged or faulty hoses can also cause your washing machine to leak water.


The first thing you should do when dealing with leaky hoses is to inspect all the washer’s hoses in your home. For example, you can check the tub-to-pump hoses, for loose connections or damage.

If any of your washer’s hoses has been compromised or damaged, replacing the damaged hoses will stop your machine from leaking water.

Note: Do not cut off the damaged piece of hose and then stretch the hose to fit the pump. While it may seem like the problem has been fixed, doing that will strain the remainder of the hose and may cause the hose to suddenly rupture.

3. Torn Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

If the tub seal in your Amana washing machine is torn, water can leak out from the gap created.

When the tub seal starts leaking water, water can leak through the laundry tub seal and into the tub bearings. If water gets into the tub bearings, it can cause the bearings to fail.


So if your tub seal is torn or damaged, to stop the leaks, you’ll have to replace both the tub seal and tub bearings. This is very important because replacing the tub seal alone sometimes isn’t enough since the bearings might have become compromised due to the water leakage.

Note: This is a complicated repair that will require you to disassemble most of the washing machine.

4. Cracked Dispenser Drawer

If you notice water leaking out of your washing machine and all the other problems listed so far don’t seem to apply to you, then you should check if your machine’s dispenser drawer is fully closed and if it’s not compromised in any way.


If your dispenser drawer wasn’t fully closed, all you have to do is close it properly. After closing the drawer, check to see if the leak has stopped.

But if you are dealing with a cracked or damaged dispenser drawer, then you’ll have to replace the drawer to fix the leak.

5. Wrong Type or Incorrect Amount of Detergent

Do you own a front-load washer? If you do, then make sure that the detergent you use for washing your clothes is an High-Efficiency detergent.

High Efficiency detergents are specially formulated to be low-sudding and to be used with the lower water levels used by front-load washing machines.

So how does using a wrong or too much detergent result in leakage? Well, when you use the wrong type or too much detergent, it foams a lot creating excess suds – when it gets too much, it overflows.

Luckily, your front-load washer comes with a small overflow system usually at the back of your machine. So the leakage you are experiencing is likely coming from there.


This is a very simple problem to resolve – if it’s responsible for the leak. The first thing is to ensure that you are using a HE detergent for your front-load dispenser.

Once you are sure of that, stop using too much detergent. If you don’t know the right amount to use, consult your user manual to find out the appropriate amount of detergent to use during each wash cycle.

6. Damaged Transmission Bearing or Tub Seal

The transmission shaft in your top-load Amana washing machine extends into the washer’s inner tub. So if the transmission bearing or tub seal gets damaged, it can cause the tub to leak water around the motor area.


If the transmission bearing or tub seal in your top-load washing machine is compromised, then you’ll have to replace it.

For some Amana models, the bearing or tub seal company is sold as an assembly. This means that you might have to replace the entire transmission assembly to fix or resolve the leaky problem.

7. Torn Door Boot Seal and Broken Boot Seal Retaining Ring

The door boot seal (A.K.A door gasket) is a water-tight rubber part that seals the front of the washing machine and the tub that holds the water in the machine. The boot seal prevents water from coming out of the machine during a wash cycle.

Away from the door boot seal, the boot seal retaining ring is a component that secures or holds in place the door boot seal on front-load washing machines.

If the retaining ring gets missing or is broken, it can dislodge the door seal and can cause water to leak out of your washing machine during a wash cycle.

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If the door boot seal in your washer is damaged or torn, then to fix the leak, you’ll have to replace it. Also, if your retaining ring is damaged or broken, you’ll have to replace them as well.

Asides from replacing the faulty or defective parts, also make sure that the sealing surfaces between the boot seal and the door are not dirty. This is because it can cause water to leak through the seal.

Wipe off your seal and door. During the wiping or cleaning process, pay close attention to the bottom of the door and seal where pet dander, hair, and dirt can accumulate.

8. Faulty Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve in a washing machine lets water fill the tub before agitation and rinse cycles begin.

So if you notice that water is leaking from your machine, check the water inlet valve. It could be that the valve itself or a hose connected to it is damaged.


To fix this problem, carefully inspect the faucets or valves housing for cracks. Also check the attached hoses for holes or tears.

If you notice any problem with either the valve or the hose attached to it, replace it.

9. Drain Hose Clamp Loose or Missing

Your Amana washing machine has a drain hose and that drain hose should be connected to your draining pipe.

At the point where the drain hose and drainpipe meets, there should be a clamp. The clamp is usually visible, but in some models, it can be hidden.

If the connection between the hose and the water pipes feel or looks loose, or if there’s no clamp or sealed connection, then water can leak out of your machine through that gap.


First of all, you should try tightening the water hose with your hand. This is usually sufficient most of the time for dealing with loose clamps.

However, if that’s not working, then you’ll have to replace the faulty part – it could be the clamp, hose, or pipe. If you can’t do it yourself, then call a professional serviceman to help you resolve the problem.

10. Defective Water Pump

A water pump in a washing machine is a device that pumps water into and out of the machine. Leaks in your washing machine can also be linked to faulty water pumps or the hoses attached to them.

So how do you know you are dealing with a faulty water pump? If you have a malfunctioning pump, you’ll hear lots of shaking and rumbling coming from your machine during a wash cycle.


If you are dealing with a faulty water pump, then you’ll have to replace the faulty pump with a new pump to fix the problem. You can find the water pump near the bottom of your washing machine.

For damaged hoses attached to the water pump, check the two hoses attached to the water pump, if the connection to the pump seems slack, you’ll have to replace the hose.

11. Clogged Filter or Catch Basket

What is a catch basket? You might wonder. The catch basket in a washing machine is similar to the lint trap in a dryer. That’s to say that the catch basket performs the duty of catching lint, hair, and other debris in the water during a wash cycle.

Since the catch basket performs such an important role in keeping the clothes being washed clean, it can become clogged during the long run and result in fibers on washed laundry. Aside that, it can also cause your washing machine to leak water.


For a clogged wash basket or filter, all you need to do is clean it. To clean the catch basket, you need to first locate it.

You can find the catch basket along the top edge of the washing machine’s drum, the top of the agitator (or center column), or at the end of the drain hose. You should be able to see a removable screen that’s cleanable.

Note: You may not find the catch basket in newer models.

12. Defective Coupler

If you notice that your washing machine is leaking from the bottom and that your clothes remain wet after a wash cycle, then the chances are that you have a broken coupler problem.

The coupler in your washing machine serves as a plastic or rubber seal between your washing machine’s motor and transmission.

However, over time, the coupler can wear out. And when it does wear out, it can cause water to leak from your machine.


If you have found a worn-out coupler in your machine, replace it with a new one. Once you do that, you should be able to fix the leak and return to normal laundry operations without leaks.


There you have it! With some diligent troubleshooting and basic home repair skills, you can likely fix your leaky Amana washer yourself and dodge the repair bills.

Always start by inspecting the common culprits we covered like hoses, seals and drainage systems. Don’t hesitate to consult a repair pro if the leak persists or you don’t feel comfortable with the fix.

But in most cases, Do-It-Yourself tenacity pays off. And before you know it, your Amana will be churning out drip-free loads once more.

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