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When I add detergent and shut the detergent door, it sometimes starts lekaing down the front of the machine through the dteregent door. I am not using too much detergent (actually I don't feel like I use enough). Why is this happening?

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What lime scale / detergent remover can be used for regular cleaning of my front loader.

Front-loading washing machines are energy efficient and use less detergent than top-loaders, but they sometimes have a tendency to harbor mold and unpleasant smells. By giving your washing machine a quick clean once a month, you'll keep your front-loader fresh, which means cleaner clothes, too. This eco-friendly method doesn't use bleach, costs only pennies to make, and comes together with ingredients you already have on hand.
What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Scrub sponge
  1. Start by mixing together the baking soda and water in a small bowl. This is going to be the "detergent" for cleaning the washing machine. Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine.
  2. Add the baking soda mixture to the detergent container of your machine and pour the vinegar into the drum. Set your washer to normal load at the hottest water setting. Close the door and start the machine, letting it do all the hard work for you. The baking soda and vinegar naturally break up mineral deposits and any mold growth while cleaning and refreshing your washing machine.
  3. Use a clean scrubber to rub around the opening of the washing machine, removing stubborn mold or residue. Wipe clean with fresh water.
  4. Your washing machine is sparkling clean and ready to do a load of laundry! Give your front-loader a cleaning once a month to keep your clothes smelling fresh and your machine working in tip-top condition.

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Hi, just wondering if someone can help our washing machine seems to develop a puddle of water around the front and after a wash there are drips running down the front panel. Just wondering what would be...

You could have a bad seal somewhere. Then again, you could be using the wrong type or amount of detergent. Newer models use new detergent formulated with low suds. They also need less detergent per load. Brand and model would be good information to add.front load washer 25362436-awph1b3yhxdrnyqdcrsrelkr-3-0.jpg

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I have a Miele W4840 front load washer and there is water leaking from the door. I've checked the seal and it doesn't seem to be damaged, but there is a definite leak. Please advise.

first make sure your detergent drawer is not popping open. water will run out from beneath the drawer, run over to the top of the door, run down the door, and then straight down to the floor. If you are not leaking out of the detergent drawer, the next thing down is the bottom of the glass door. look at the glass where it contacts the door seal at the bottom. It should be clean and smooth. Most likely you will find lint, hair, and soap residue. that needs to be cleaned off. any surface imperfections will cause a slow drip or trickle of water to come out of the lowest part of the door. If that is fine, and it is still leaking, open the cover to the drain pump on the bottom right of the front of the machine. Make sure that drain pump filter is tight. run the machine with that little drain access door open and see if you are leaking from there. If none of the above helps, and you are still getting water leaking from the door, miele has designed a new clamping ring for the door seal. Call them and make arrangements to have it replaced.

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My washing machine is leaking from under the detergent drawer and down the front of the machine. Any ideas?

Make sure that the drawer is clean, sometimes soap powder (detergent) can clog up into a lump and as water is sprayed into the drawer its can spray up around the top and down under the drawer.

Take the drawer out all together to get a good look inside it and into the drawers catchment area.

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How to operate the washing machines front load washer brandt bf850

  • Open the front door and load the clothing into the washing machine. Check the owner's manual for the maximum load size. Overloading the washing machine may interfere with its ability to spin the clothes and rinse them clean.

  • Fill the detergent receptacle on the front of the washing machine, making sure not to fill it past the indicated line. Always use a liquid detergent that is designed for front-loading washing machines.
  • Add bleach or fabric softener, if needed. Most front-loading washing machines have a section for fabric softener inside the detergent receptacle. Check the instructions on the bleach to find out when it should be added to the washing machine.
  • Close the front door of the washing machine and make sure it locks into place. The machine usually will not turn on unless the door is securely locked.
  • Check the owner's manual to find out how to select the different options and wash cycles. As a general rule, use warm or cold water for most types of colored clothing. Hot water should only be used when washing white cotton items.
  • Start the front-loading washing machine and let it run through the entire wash, rinse and spin cycles before opening the door to unload the clothing.

  • Please rate this solution. Regards.

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    Kenmore Elite HE3 water is leaking out the front door

    These are notorious for the door boot leaking. Look for any tears, rips, pinholes in the door boot. Also make sure the door is parallel with the machine. Most likely it's the boot. Parts about 100.00. Labor can run from 110-140 depending where you go.

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    Machine is leaking detergent

    check inner gasket for small hole
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    (front load ATF6000ES) is constantly leaking detergent

    the loose vane cant affect leaking first open the drawer look on the back Left side of the drawer push down on the tab and remove the drawer take it apart and clean it well top and bottom clean the inside of the drawer hsg and look for cracks on the top panel remove the two screws at the back and remove the panel reassemble the drawer assembly put detergent in it start the washer take a flashlight and look for leaks

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    There is a small plastic "gate" that is left down for liquid detergent and moved back and up for powder detergent. If this piece is left down and powder detergent is used, the water leaks and the detergent won't go into the washer properly.

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