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Do you know where the water is coming from ? Is it coming out the front of the dispenser/detergent drawer ? If it is, likely the cause a garment stuck in the bellows that goes from the dispenser to the tub.

If this is where it is leaking, it's pretty easy to fix.

**FIRST; unplug the washer from the wall outlet before going any further**

you'll need to remove the top from the washer. there's a couple of screws at the back holding the top down. locate these screws and remove them. then slide the top towards the back about an inch or two and you should be able to lift it off.

now, pull the drawer for the detergent/bleach/softener all the way out. be careful not to yank it out without pushing down the tab at the back to prevent it from pulling all the way out under normal operation, you don't want to have to replace that on top of already existing problems. once that is removed, you should see screw holes on the console behind where the drawer face was. remove those. they should be #15 or #20 torx head. you will also have to remove a couple at the top of the dispenser to allow you to slide the complete assembly away from the opening. once all those screws are removed, slide it back just enough to lift it up a little to expose the bellows I spoke of earlier, it goes from the bottom of the dispenser to the front of the tub. Remove the clamp fastening it to the dispenser, look in there for a sock, pantiehose/nylons, or some other item.

This is actually quite common in my experience. if it has happened, don't feel too bad, it's a minor problem in the scheme of things really.

I will say though, this is typically a type of garment that should be in a "mesh laundry bag". either that or the machines are extremely over loaded...again just in MY experience. I don't want to suggest that is the case here please.

hopefully this wasn't all for not, and the machine isn't actually leaking elsewhere.

hope that helps.

good luck

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If you look between door seal and the drum at 10 o:clock, you may see a small tong or a small sock stuck in the hole where the soap comes out, There is no need to take anything apart. I pulled on it with a wire hook, then a needle nose plyers. George

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    Easy fix to leaking soap drawer.

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