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Water leaking I recently bought a used super capacity front load kenmore washing machine. When I hook the water up to two blue plastic pieces that insert and lock into the back of the machine. When I turn the water on, it is leaking all through the back of the machine. Is there a valve or something that I am missing?

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These blue pieces should have o-rings to make the seal inspect for damage (and that they are there).


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Plug off the wall mains socket. Surely there is a problem with your inlet valve. Open up the top. Either you have breakage in the plastic tubes or you have a defective valve. The water is not supposed to fill when you turn the water on; it is to fill when you switch the machine on. It can easily be changed by you; while you are at it check to see that the small filter screen on machine end and on hoses are cleaned, there could be some debris there. Fit carefully & check for leaks.

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