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Model gltr1167oaso\ door hinge seems bent

Model gltr1167oaso

Door hinge seems bent because door does't close tight on bottom and water comes out???

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Are you sure someone has not used their knee to push the machine back into positon and have distorted the front panel.

Worth putting a straight edge across the front of the machine where the lower bit of the door gasket stops to see if there is a dip there

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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