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How can I fix the plastic tube to keep it from leaking and if there is no way, how do I replace my own tube?

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OK, nice video and explanation! There is obviously something rubbing against the "tube" that should not. Is that place in contact with the inside of the front door? If so, check around the door for a sharp area that aligns with said abrasions. If you find the area, fix it first before considering replacing the other piece!

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