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Water leaks out the bottom of door. metal ring with spring came off. put it back on and has leaked since I have the same problem. I went to get laundry out of the machine and there is plastic piece with coded wires attached and metal tension that appears to go around the drum hanging loose. Probably have water but the machine is in the basement not too far from the drain.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    SEAL BROKEN ON INSIDE OF DOOR

  • vyas_shashin Jan 17, 2009

    I have the GE WCVH6260 Front Load washer and metal ring around the rubber gasket came off. I put it back on but when the machine is running, little bit of water leaks from the bottom of the door.. I don't know what seems to be the problem and how to fix it. Can anyone help please?

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This is boot retainer. DO NOT CONTINUE USING. If water gets on electrics it can be dangerous. Also may cause further damage. These sometimes come off if unit shakes too much. As in broken shocks.

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