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My Hoover Front loader is leaking water from underneath the machine. It is NOT the taps..I believe it could be the rubber seal just inside the door of the machine, as it has a hole in it. Could this be the cause?? If so, can this be replaced/repaired? It is an Electra dual/spin 1100F. It would be about 14-15yrs old. thank you for your help with this

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If the hole goes right through the seal it could be the cause, but I am inclined to think it is a vent hole for the seal and that a leaking seal will come out on the front panel. Remove the machine back and check the pump seals and the hoses, it is more likely those at that age. Take care, there may be live terminals and connectors inside the back of the machine when the power is on.

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