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Water coming out of bottom, not the drain hose

I've noticed water coming out of the bottom, a large load more leakage on the floor. it seem to leak after it starts washing after it fills up. any suggestions on how to look at the bottom, take it apart?

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Re: Water coming out of bottom, not the drain hose

Take front panel off with a putty knife slide knife across the top gap and you will feel it stop pull out a little and then push in do that on both sides and front pulls to you and then you can see everything
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