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Water Leak at bottom of unit

My Bosch SHY56A05 has a leak that fills most of the compartments in the plastic containment pan at the bottom while running. I have removed the door front and toe kick plate and looked at what I can get to while the unit is running, but cannot see where the leak is coming from. I even had the unit out and on blocks while running, but could not see much more. I assume the leak is occurring somewhere underneath the unit. Any specific areas that are prone to leaking that I should concentrate on?

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Hi there,

leaks a quite frustrating once they happen but there aren't that many places that you can have a leak. i would recommend looking at the drain pump and ensuring all seals are ok. after that focus on the door itself. are the seals okay, the door liner, etc?

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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