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WATER LEAK WHEN FILLING

WHEN FILLING THE MACHINE WATER LEAKS OUT . HOW DO I GET TO THE TOP OF THE WASHER TO CHECK IT OUT. IT SEEMS TO BE LEAKING DOWN FROM THE TOP.

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IS your leak in the front or the back? front could be the pump seal is broke and back would be you water inlet valves. Pump tilt it back and look underneath for leaky seal and water inlet valves you need to take the back off this is a tricky but doable process. post model numbers from now on please

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The water valve: The first place you need to check is behind the washer. Check the two fill hoses and the water mixing valve.
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Replace any valves that are cracked.

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