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Leaking in on the left side of the washer on bottom

Fortunately I had a pan under the washer; however, it filled up with water. I drained the water and started the washer, there appears to be a slow leak on the left side of the washer. I looks like clean water.

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You can remve the lower acess panel (3 screws along teh bottome front panel) too look to see where it coming from. the top also removes with 3 screws along the top of back panel

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