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Water leaking from front

We have completed a wash, the drum is empty, but there is a small pool of water on the floor, in front of the machine. We have checked the connections and drains etc, but everything is dry - even the door seal. Hotpoint will not offer any telephone advice and we cannot workout what the problem is. We appreciate any help you may be able to provide. Thanks.

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Re: Water leaking from front

I have the same problem and have noticed a broken wire, which presumably tensions the seal in place around the front of the machine. I guess this will need replacing.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

Re: Water leaking from front

Tear in the door seal, will probably need new seal - had this a few times, apparently usually caused pulling large loads out in a clump pulls and tears at the seal

Posted on Jan 11, 2007

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