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Leak from lower door section and from powder door thing.

Hi, my washing machine is leaking from the what appears to be the door and also from the drawer where the washing powder goes. I dont know what to do. It also stops on the rinse cycle and I cannot find the filter to see if there are any coin build up or debree clogging the filter,

Can u help please :)

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This could be a partially or completely seized/failed pump.
Before a machine goes in to a spin cycle, it runs the pump to empty all the water out. It used to be quite common that the machine does not check all the water has gone before spinning, it just runs the pump for a set time which if the pump is okay, is long enough to empty it.
If a spin is then started with quite a lot of water left in the drum, it gets thrown everywhere including back out of the powder/conditioner draw. Also the sheer strain of spinning a large amount of water can force water through an otherwise okay door seal.
Unless you are comfortable working on the machine yourself, call an engineer.

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