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Leaking : Heating element come loose from Drum

Machine started Leaking. After removing front and back panels it's clear that the Heating element has come loose. What I'm not sure about is how it's secured and what seals might need replacing. The only obvious way of securing it would be related to the nut that appears in the center of the unit. However I cannot find any guide that would explain (1) how to resecure it, and (2) whether any seals should be replace before resecuring it. Any help/links much apprecated

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  • MDD1 Sep 07, 2008

    ThankYa Very much.... First time it leaked a little, pulled it out, put in back in and now we're dry as a bone...

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The nut in the center squeezes the rubber gasket and should seal the heater in place Hope it helps

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