Read through the link thoroughly before you begin any repairs. If this seems like a job you can accomplish, then a replacement bellow can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the locate item number 5 under the "Door and Latch Parts" heading. The part number is 8182119. You may want to inspect the wire hoop retaining ring that holds the front of the bellow to the door frame, and the rear bellow clamp that attaches the bellow to the wash tub facing. Sometimes they also require replacement. They are listed as items number 14 and 6, respectively. You may not need these parts, but thought I would mention them just in case.
NOTE: When installing the bellow make sure you ensure the alignment mark (arrow) is in the 12 o'clock position when placing the bellow on the front of the wash tub. This will ensure that the bellow does not twist, when the tub is in motion. Also, make sure you do not overtighten the rear bellow clamp on the wash tub. This is a band type clamp that tightens with a 7mm nut driver. Tighten to make it snug and make sure that is does not leak. Overtightening can cause damage to the clamp and/or wash tub facing.
I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance. This repair may cost you TWICE as much (or more) if a repairman does it.
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That happened to us when there was a piece of clothing (in this case a sock) that somehow left the drum and got lodged in the tube that feeds water into the drum. The entering water pours into and through the detergent tray, so when the tube feeding the drum is blocked, you get water pouring out of the detergent tray.
We had a repairperson come out to fix it, and he disassembled the whole thing enough that he could get at that tube and dislodge the sock. The next time it happened, I did the same thing, and managed to get it cleared as well. If you're not comfortable taking apart big chunks of your washer, it's probably smarter to let a qualified repairperson do this repair.
In many cases, the door bellow (rubber door seal) can also become ripped or torn due to normal wear and tear and begin to leak. Perform a thorough inspection of the bellow by pulling the rubber folds back and check the entire perimeter of the door. This is where the majority of leaks come from in a front loader. If the bellow requires replacement, the following link explains how:
I've had this problem a couple of times over the years I've had this washer. What caused the odour in my machine was one (or more) of my kids' socks getting stuck in the machine. With the door open, gently reach in and bend the grey rubber door seal back and feel for clothes that have slipped between the drum and the rubber. If there's nothing there and it has been smelling bad for a while, then it's likely that the socks have been sucked into the drain. To clear this without paying a $150 service charge (I did that the first time and watched him fix it in 10 minutes), you'll need to remove the bottom front plate of the washer (there are only three or four Torx -or star head- screws holding it on). Once that plate is off, you'll see a white plastic knob that is the cap of the drain trap. Unscrew the cap and a couple of cups of water will leak out so shove a couple of towels under it beforehand. You should find some long-lost now-rotting socks. The last time I had to do this, I found FOUR socks in there. This also contributes to the 'suds' error message as it prevents proper drainage. I've only had this problem with kids' socks, everything else is too big to get stuck, I guess. Maybe try a laundry bag for the smaller stuff.
I had the same problem about a week ago and found a sock had made it into the drainage area (between the drum and the rubber liner inside the door). Just peel back the liner near the inside edge and inspect the area with a flashlight to see if anything is there.
Ours did the same thing. The filter on the bottom of the washer had a sock, a pair of small panties and various pennies and etc. clogging it- actually it was the repair man that found all of this. I could not believe that ALL of that stuff was in that small area. I now check under the gray rubber that goes around the inside of the washer and often find small items before they make it to the filter area.