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Noticed that our frigidaire crown series front loader washer has been leaking while wash cycle is going. Leaks occur at two places: from the bottom side of the door and also from the detergent dispenser drawer area. Can you help??

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Well from what ive seen the detergent dispenser will usually leak due to an excess build-up of fabric softener. If you remove the drawer and look up at the top of the dispenser you will see numerous small holes. If you see moldy gunk its fabric softener residue. This usually restricts the water coming into the dispenser causing it to "shoot out" in random directions. To correct the problem you can take a putty knife and scrape off the visible build-up then take a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner and stick it into the individual holes and clear them out one by one.

If you feel confident you could go as far as removing the top panel and the will be one access screw from the front panel that you can see and the dispenser can be removed. Be sure to disconnect the hose that hooks into it (it can be hard to remove and put back on) but then you could actually rinse it out, which is what I usually do.

If your leaking from the bottom side of the door its usually the way the water drips down from the dispenser or just a few drops of water from opening the door. Its common to see a water residue streak at 6 o'clock right under the door.

Hope this helps _MJ_

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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