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The seal has a nick in the front and water leaks...can we turn the seal so the nick is at the top?

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Hi,
I personally would be tempted to turn the seal around. However the nick in the front may or may not be the actual problem. Also the seal may be more delicate that you think and could tear in the process of rotating it. Since it is an expensive replacement part I would very carefully examine the seal with an excellent flash light to see if there are any pin holes in the lower folds as well as that nick.
Also look at the links below.
Hope this helps,
Happy New Year
Mark


http://www.fixya.com/support/t5789753-front_load_ge_washer_model_gcvh6260f

http://www.fixya.com/support/t3835614-water_leaking_needs_new_seal

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