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Water leaks around door seal. Cleaned seal but still leaks

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You may need to remove and replace the door gasket. Is there a dirt and soap on the seal itself? This may be a cause of preventing a proper seal from taking place. Here's what you can do. Wipe the door seal carefully making sure that the edge of the gasket is clean.

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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