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My Epic Z front load is leaking water . It looks like the gray rubber on the door is the cause. The machine is only 18 months old

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In the front on the bottom of the gray seal is two drain holes, make sure there is not an obstruction in these drain holes such as a small sock .

Posted on May 21, 2011

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Read through the link provided and inspect the washer cabinet thoroughly. It may help to add some water to the drum.

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