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WFT-556 Top Load

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I have a leaking pump casing ? what should i do ?

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Drain the unit first off, then take out the button trap and inspect it. Get a flash light and inspect the housing to make sure it doesn't have a crack in it, check to insure the seal on the button trap, is good too. Reinstall and poor a bit of water back into the unit to see if it still leaks. If the actual housing has a crack you have to have it replaced. It is not hard to do, you would have to contact LG to get the part. Make sure you unplug the unit first.

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