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How to fix a leak

My Bosch Exxcel has a leak, allegedly between the motor and pump - but I can't get to it because the one-piece plastic base doesn't come off. The side panels and top come off easy enough but I have run out of screws to undo, the thing doesn't come apart. I'm reluctant to take off the spring loaded door, if I have to how do I tension the springs again ? Is there a clever way to pull it apart just enough to get at the motor and pump ? Thanks

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Re: How to fix a leak

It will come apart.Sometimes the whole front panelcomes off them with the door attached. every thing is put together in a certain order. You can get a front loader manual from your local libuary.Take your pump cover off and start looking for screws. You must locate your water leak first. If its a tub leak you will need to change a rubber seal. Dont be fighten to ask for advice,go to your local Bosch parts shop and tell them your w/m has a leak in a certain place and you need a part and ask for advice.These people are the experts. PS I like the Bosch, Stick with it and keep it simp-le

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