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My kenmore elite front loader leaks

My kenmore elite leaked. Repairman changed door gasket. Less than a week later it leaked again, wife states this time from underneath not from the door. Not sure how to open front and what should I look for?

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Well you can remove teh boootm acess panel by removingthe 3 screws that run along the bootm of the unit . afete rthat you can set a cycle to wash ans see where the leak is coming from

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: Your Kenmore elite has been leaking from the door. How can you fix this problem?

First we need to know how old it is. If it's still under warranty then let the warranty repairman worry about it. If beyond warranty there are a few things you may be able to check.
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Does the door gasket still seal perfectly? Can be easily replaced.
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Feel free contact me again!
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