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Removeal of external case below loader door

I have trying to determine how to remove the metal curved modular panel below the fron loader door. Anyone know how to do this?

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If you are talking about the lower kick panel, all you have to do is remove the three 7mm (torx) screws under the bottom edge of the panel. HINT: If you prop the front feet of the washer up it makes access much easier. (I use a couple small blocks of wood). Once the screws are removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, just tap on either side and it should come loose. I hope you find this information helpful. If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know.

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We have a Frigidaire "Affinity" front loader it is leaving a puddle on the floor when we use it. I assume the rubber ring is bad has anyone changed it themselves? Is it a hard fix?


Are you sure it's the door seal? If it is they are normally just held in place with 2 metal rings, 1 at the edge of the seal at the door opening and one at the outer drum. Once you remove the front ring from the door opening you can gain access to the one at the drum. Removing the lid of the machine will also help and give you a bit more light.
Anyone with a bit of DIY know how should be able to replace it, an hour tops for a beginner.

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Need to no how to getr in to the inner part of my washing machine. Is there clips holding? Will it pop open by pulling on it


If you are referring to a Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADER (such as Kenmore, Estate, Roper, Frigidaire and some later model Maytags), the interior of the washer is accessed by removing the exterior washer case. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3631789-washer_case_removal_whirlpool_top

Older Maytag and GE TOP LOADER interiors are commly accessed by locating the two retaining clip along the seam where the top panel meets the front of the washer (about 2 inches in from each side) and pushing in with a putty knife to depress. This releases the top and it can be lifted up. The access screws that hold the front panel in pace are now accessible and can be loosened to remove the front panel for full access to the interior.

If this is a FRONT LOADER, the interior is accessed on MOST models by removing the washer top panel. This is accomplished by removing the retaining screws that hold the top panel in place in the rear of the washer. This will allow access to the controls and dispenser. For access to the drain pump and drive components, you will need to remove the kick panel directly below the door. There are a series of retaining screws along the bottom front edge that hold the panel in place.

If none of these tips help, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER so that I may assist you further.

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How do yoou remove front bottom panel on a kenmore front loader


You remove the lower panel just under the door by removing 3 screws under the curved part 1 each corner and 1 center, once that is done you will have only min working room,\.

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Wher is the pump on a front loader


It depends upon the model number, but MOST front loader washers have a drain pump located directly below the wash tub behind the lower toe panel directly below the door. To remove the panel, locate and remove the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will come off, exposing the drain pump and internal components. If you need further guidance, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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My washer leeks from the bottom, slow drips,when in progress. Can I fix this myself


If you have a leaking FRONT LOADER, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door and inspect the washer interior cabinet to sufficiently determine where the source of the leak may be coming from. The following link explains how to access and inspect your washer for leaks:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576656-washer_leak__front_loader

In the majority of the cases with front loaders, the door bellow begins to leak. A routine inspection of the seal perimeter will tell you if there are any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

Make sure you throughly check all drain hoses, hose connections, the pump seal and the dispenser hose(s) that penetrate the door bellow.

These problems can easily be repaired without the assistance of a repairman. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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WATER COMING OUT UNDER MACHINE


Is this a TOP LOADER? Or, is this a FRONT LOADER?

If this is a Kenmore TOP LOADER, you will need to remove the exterior washer case to inspect the cabinet interior thoroughly to determine WHERE the leak may be coming from. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576648-washer_leak__top_loader

The most common source of leaks on a top loader is a worn drain pump. If the pump is damaged and leaking, it is not serviceable and must be replaced. There is a follow-on link included that explains how to replace one.

If this is a Kenmore FRONT LOADER you need to remove the lower toe panel directly below the door to inspect the cabinet interior. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576656-washer_leak__front_loader

The most common source of leaks on a front loader is the rubber door bellow. The bellow can develop cracks, rips or tears with age and needs to replaced. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

If you have any questions about these repairs, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate around the door or tub rim) so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope this helps you.

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Whether this is a TOP LOADER, or a FRONT LOADER, the drain pump is located directly below the wash tub in the front of the washer. Accessing either one takes, different procedures, however.

To access the pump on a TOP LOADER, you must remove the exterior washer casing. Follow the steps provided in this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3631789-washer_case_removal_whirlpool_top

If this is a FRONT LOADER, you must remove the lower toe panel directly below the door. Follow the steps provided in this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

The Kenmore Oasis is a different configuration from the two I've mentioned. There are two pumps on the Oasis. One is a drain pump, while the other is a recirc pump. Both are accessible by removing the rear panel of the washer.

If you require further assistance, please post back with a complete model number so I can determine how your washer is configured. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Samsung front loader leaks out the front of detergent door, extremely bad, drain seems plugged how do I get to it? Or remove panel to clear clog?


Withe the power 'OFF' remove the lid then find the black hose leading from the dispenser to the plastic tank.. if clogged with detergent then squeeze carefully breaking up the powder then flush through.. if the hose is behind the front panel then this could also be done by removing the door seal fron the front panel for access.. i have unblocked many a times this way with as little taking apart as possible.. Thanks

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Kenmore HE2T front loading automatic washer...model 110.4756,4757..displaying F22 error message? What does that mean and how do I fix it?


"F22" is a door latch error. It can mean any of the following:

1. The door latch mechanism is broken. Inspect the door latch to ensure it is intact and not broken. Verify the electrical connections are making good contact.

2. The door latch hook (located on the door) is broken or worn. If the latch hook is damaged, it may not allow the door latch to engage and lock properly.

3. The interconnecting wiring between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the door latch are loose, broken, or not making good contact. The CCU is the main computer for the washer. You will need to remove the top panel of the washer in order to access. Simply remove the retaining screws located in the back of the washer and the panel will slide back, then lift off.

4. Defective CCU. The CCU controls nearly all the functions of the washer, including the door latch. If the CCU fails, the proper lock/unlock signals do not get sent to the latch mechanism.

Determing how to troubleshoot the CCU and Door Latch is in the technical data sheet included with your washer. The tech sheet is located behind the lower toe panel directly below the door. If the tech sheet isn't behind the toe panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls. I do not have the procedure memorized, but there are some tests you can try to determine if the problem is the CCU or latch.

If you determine the latch needs replaced, the following link may assist you:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587965-door_latch_replacement_fdl_error

The procedures I provided are for Kenmore Elite series front loaders, which are the larger cousing to the HE2. The steps are nearly the same except for how to remove the door gasket from the front facing of the washer. The HE2 models are glued on instead of using a wire hoop (unless yours is a later model and has been modified). You can use a metal putty knife to carefully peel the gasket loose and reseal it when completed. A good appliance gasket cement (found at any appliance parts retailer) will work. You can also use a plumber's sealant. Just make sure you use a pliable rubber cement. Do not use super glue.

Some prefer to try to work through the top of the washer and avoid removing the gasket. This may be possible with the larger top loaders, but the smaller models are usually a bit more difficult to access.

Replacement parts can be purchased on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
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repairclinic.com

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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