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Matag washer may be leaking, esp when in use.

There is water on the floor around where my washer and water heater is located. The WH pan is dry so I suspect the washer is leaking. I have claened up the water so I can determine where the water is coming from. If it's the washer (a Matag), how should I figure out what needs to be done with it. Is there troubleshooting information available specifically for my Matag?

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Remove the front panel from the washer. Fill the tub with water and then set it for spin.
Look for water coming from the machine. If so, report back as to where the water is coming from.
If no water is coming from the machine......
While the water is pumping out, look at the drain line in the wall and see if it backs up.
If so, call a plumber to clean your drain lines.

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