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Kenmore elite HE 3t started pouring water out from front of drum

Thanks for the only resonable reply I have received. There is a white plastic collar around the front of the washer drum that does not move that has a rim of gray rubber around it (that has a jagged torn looking edge to it) and there is a similar rubber gasket that is attached to the front of the machine that encircles the door opening. Are these (now separate) parts supposed to be a single collar that seals the front of the drum? With the front attached to the opening around the door and the rear attached to the white plastic collar that is at the front of the drum? If so, then the seal has completely torn into two separate pieces and this would explain my problem.

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