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RE: Water Leaks from Detergent Compartment

Thanks for your response.  The serviceman removed the top of the washer and inspected it.  The hose into the drum was clear.  When the detergent compartment was removed (after the washer was shut off), there was sitting water in the slot where the compartment was.  He has no explanation since there didn't seem to be a blockage.  One possibility was that a 'stopper' type piece that supposedly keeps water from backing up from the tub maybe malfunctioned and prevented water from doing into the tub.  When he ran the washer, it functioned fine and has continued for the past few days.  I'm still nervous since nothing was fixed.  I'd appreciate any other thoughts.

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  • Ramhar Apr 27, 2008

    I am experiencing similar problem, I checked pump filter and was clogged, removed and tried again and same problem found water leaking from soap dispenser. I am not sure where to locate the codes given in the manual and how or where to read it on the washing machine model WM2277HB. Please advise if you have any information.

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Thanks, I am trying other trouble shooting information given in the manual and check the hose to it is clear.

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  • Ramhar Apr 28, 2008

    I opened the cover and checked hose going from dispenser to drum and drain hose and filter and restarted the machine is working fine for couple of loads.

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I don't know what else to tell you.  I hope that whatever the problem was, it is permanently gone.  Good luck.

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