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As we fill water in the washer, it is leaking out on bottom front area. can you tell me what the problem could be.

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Could be something lodged in the pump. as we fill water in - themobilian_1940.jpg
Take the base panel off there and look. Might just be a quick easy fix. If the filter is clear yall can do a wash and look for leaks with that service panel removed.

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