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Water is leaking on the front circle glass opening of the washing machine? What should I do? Thanks.

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Here is a few tips that might help you out
Hope that they are very helpful for you
Best regards Mike
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  • If the washing machine leaks only at the end of the wash, when water is being pumped out. Make sure water isn't backing up and cascading over the top of a blocked drain pipe in the plumbing.
  • WARNING: Don't get electrocuted trying to witness a leak. It's dangerous running the washing machine with the top or back off.

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