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LG washing machine model number WM3470HWA water is gushing out of the lint trap in the bottom left corner...we replaced the circulation pump and it is still gushning. I cleaned the lint trap the other day and when i screwed it back on it didnt seem right....like there was no tension any suggestions?

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