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Water leaking from the door and door will not unlock after washing

Have the washer for a while and just started to leak from the door and the door will not unlock after alert is sounded. Check the drain and filter and it was fine. Checked the seal on the door and the seal looked fine...any suggestions?
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Re: Water leaking from the door and door will not unlock...

I just placed my order @ home depot for the LG TROMM front loader washer. i purchessed the 5 yr warrenty and i belive after reading some of the comments in here that this was a good move. I used a maytag neptune @ work and it was a peice of JUNK! it has the mildue smell everyone is talking about. i was told of a remidy for this smelly issue. pour a good amount of casscade dishwasher POWDER not liquid into the washer drum and then pour bleach into the wash slot on the fron loader and then put the washer on the longest setting and let the machine run the cycle. i hope this works for you. i will try it once a month om my front laoder when its delivered. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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