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My washer, while draining, leaks from the bottom.

My washer, fills and agitates properly. However, when it begins to drain the water leaks out of the bottom. It's not a fast leak, but the majority of the water drains on the floor and not down the proper drain.

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Re: My washer, while draining, leaks from the bottom.

Remove the panel to observe the drain hoses while machine is in use. using a flashlight, locate the hose that you see leaking.

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