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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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Hi bearadona,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

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

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