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Leak at the bottom of front door - Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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  • LINDA PYLES Dec 28, 2012

    Thank you. This was very helpful for us. We were able to check everything and resolve the problem.There was a button on a long sleeve shirt stuck between the tub and seal and possibly causing the leak. Working as usual now! No Leak! Love my Whirlpool!!

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Hi,

Leaking water usually comes from hoses or connections. Be sure that water appearing to be a leak isn't drain water from a backed-up standpipe (see HERE for information on clearing clogged drains).

NOTE: To prevent serious flood damage that can occur if washing machine supply hoses burst, be sure to install "no-burst" stainless-steel mesh hoses and lever-type shutoff valves, as shown in the illustration. With these, you can easily turn off the levers for both hot and cold water between wash days.

1) Check the fittings where hoses connect to the faucets and to the back of the washing machine. Also look for worn or leaky hoses. Tighten couplings or hose clamps if necessary, or replace hoses altogether (be sure to turn the water off before removing hoses and drain them into a bucket after disconnecting them).

2) Determine whether machine is over-sudsing during wash loads-- this can cause the entire washing machine to overflow. Reduce suds by pouring a mixture of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 quart water into the washer. Then switch to less detergent or use a low-sudsing variety.

3) Call a repairperson. The machine may have a faulty basket gasket or tub seal and bearing that must be replaced

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