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Water spilling out of the detergent compartment

I have water streaming out of the detergent comparment. I follow all the proper steps (i.e. not overloading and using the proper soap). This has happend before and a hose was replaced from the detergent to the washer.
What am I doing to cause this to happen again? I am currently waiting for the repairman - he's scheduled this week. Anyway I can fix without having to keep up with the repairman?

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  • Coach Dooley Apr 10, 2008

    Same problem...water is spilling out of the detergent compartment. Please advise so that I do not have to call the repairman. I have 5 kids a LOTS of laundry...

  • Coach Dooley Apr 11, 2008

    After searching the internet we discovered that if you slide your fingers in between the metal drum and rubber seal under the soap dispenser area you may find the problem. We had a sock blocking the water inlet. Problem solved! This machine is going to give us a lot of headaches but thanks to the internet we may be able to continue to save money fixing it ourselves.

    FYI, I find if you leave the door open a crack after each wash... you avoid the mold smell as well!

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    I did this and it fixed mine...I found $1.75 and an earing in the botton drain and then when we took the top off we found a green sock....An couple of hours of stress and fixya and now we are working again...thanks!

  • Justin Mar 31, 2013

    thank you soooooo much!!! this fixed my issue!

  • Justin Mar 31, 2013

    thank you tons!!! this fixed my issue!

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See if it is plugged up the hose might have fallen off

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