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Kenmore HE3T - 11042932200 leaks from front of machine

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My Kenmore HE3T - 11042932200 leaks from front of machine. The door seal is still good and the locking mechanism functions. The leak comes out of one of the seams in the fromnt of the machine. It looks like the white metal is leaking water that is being diverted from somewhere in the machine. Please help.

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Re: Kenmore HE3T - 11042932200 leaks from front of...

Had similar issue. water leaking from between front panel and kick panel (curved joint). took front and top off washer. only water trail was small puddle below left shock mount (looking in) to tub front.and water pooled in the shock mount. only thing i could find wrong was the multi-ring seal between the dispenser and despenser tube to the bellow. it was crudded up and had some excess rubber lumps. i trimmed the excess and cleaned the seal and tubes and put it all back together. so far no leaks. left the kick panel off to allow inspection through a few loads.

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Re: Kenmore HE3T - 11042932200 leaks from front of machine - Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer Washing Machines

Boot tear in front replace

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The date of manufacture is determined by the SERIAL number. The following link explains:

The first two numbers in the serial number identify the WEEK it was manufactured. The last digit before the number sequence identifies the YEAR.

Take a look at the link provided and let me know if you still have questions. I hope this helps.

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Hello melmendorf
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You asked, how hard is it to replace a Kenmore HE3T door seal?
If you have not done this job before you may not want to do it!
I've had people asking me why it is still leaking after they ryed to save a couple buckd and do sef service.

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