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Leaking My washing machine is leaking and squeaking from the bottom in the front. What do I do to fix?

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You will need to determine where the leak is coming from, you will need to remove the front panel to investigate, using a flat blade insert between the joint on the top and front panel approx 4" in from each side to release the clips, the top cover will now lift and hinge at the back. Remove two front panel screws, which are now accessible and remove the front panel by lifting off the bottom clips.
You should now be able to see where the leak is coming from and repair as necessary.If you put the top down you can run the machine without the front panel.
The sqeeking could be a wet drive belt.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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