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Whirpool Duet Washer leaks from the door

From day one my washer has leaked from the bottom of the door panel. the tech has been out twice now to fix it. First he tried to blame the soap. I showed him I was using the HE soap with the recommended amount needed. Then I showed him that it leaks even with no soap or clothes in it( I ran the clean washer cycle). The next time he replaced the seal and again said I was using to much soap....I use two tablespoons of HE soap as he recomennded the last time he was out. Still it leaks. I financed this washer and am ready to tell the furniture store where they can shove it if they can not fix it...oh did I mention it sounds like a freight train walking through the house. The furniture store nor the repair man seem the least bit concerned that this thing not working properly is ruining my floor!

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Make sure the transit brackets and screws have been removed.
Other than that,I would say it needs a new door, as it is possibly twisted, and not closing tightly enough against the door seal.
Plz rate my suggestions.
Thanks.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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