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Water Leak Hi, When I run my washer I notice that water is leaking from somewhere under the washer as evidenced by the pool of water that is on the floor just underneath the washer. It is not coming from the door.

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Re: Water Leak

I also had this same problem and I had a huge rip in the bellows...

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Re: Water Leak

When the machine has filled TURN THE POWER OFF.then tip the machine back & lean it on the wall, look around for the leak it should be fairly easy to see. It may be the door seal which has split, you should be able to see this be examining the seal with the door open 

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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