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WASHER IS LEAKING AT BOTTOM ONTO FLOOR. I CAN'T SEE HOW TO TAKE BOTTOM PLATE OFF TO INSPECT WHERE LEAK IS COMING FROM.

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Hi..First remove the main bits,the Stator and hub.These
are the easy bits, just few screws and bolts.Grab the washing
machine and turn it upside down or on it's side so you can access
under the machine.It may have a bottom metal plate, held on by a
few plastic clasps.Just pop them open with you flat head screw driver
and you should be able to access the guts under the hood.
try this out..
thank u..
kindly rate my response..

Posted on May 09, 2009

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