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Detergent leak from washing machine

I have a front load machine and recently while washing clothes i saw detergent was leakinh from below............please suggest a solution to this and why it might have occured??

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  • smorrissey1 Mar 08, 2009

    Sometimes the He liquid detergent that I use leaks from underneath the detergent dispenser of my Maytag Epic front load washer. I am very frugal in the amount of detergent I use, and there doesn't seem to be any apparent trigger for leaking. My husband checked the level and the machine is leveled. Any ideas?

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It seems problem of excessive detergent, try running a cycle with less detergent and then let me know, if the problem persists.

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I had the same problem and mine had a rubber gasket when u open the door..it had a hole in it caused by the bleach eating at it. I got a intertube patch kit and put it on the hole till I got one ordered from home depot or lowes.

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Were the settings appropriate for the clothing?
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