flood of water from bottom of machine
what would cause water to flood out of bottom of my machine
"I have a Kenmore 600 series top loader. We had a problem with rodents in the house and they started to chew the drain hoses which caused the same problem. There are two hoses - one short one that goes from the bottom of the fill basin to the pump and the other goes from the pump to wherever your laundry water empties.
These hoses should always have a little water in them since they'll never fully drain."