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Leak The washer leaks in front bottom. Is that where the pump is located? Is it a costly and difficult job to replace the pump if that is the problem

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No, just tilt the machine back. The pump is held on by two clips, and two clamps to the hoses. Make sure it is leaking from the pump. Not very common.

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All the time

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arlenekc : The water pump needs replaced.

malibu66,: Replacing the pump is not difficult at all.

In the above cases, Tilt the machine back so you have access to the bottom. (It there is a soft bottom plate you will have to remove it.) The pump it located on the bottom of the motor and is held on by two clips. Remove the hoses ant then the clips. The pump should slide off the motor shaft. If the pump does not come off then you will have to break it off. DO NOT pry on the motor or shaft. Once the pump is off check the motor shaft for any rust or build-up. This will have to be removed before a new pump is installed.

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