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Whirlpool washing machine, extra large capacity Plus. Water drips from the top back of the washing tub into the spun-dry clothes after doing a load. Dripping water source is higher and slightly to the right of where the water comes in for washing. Need to shut off the main water lines to stop the dripping.

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    I have finished washing and the there is a drip at the top of the washing machine

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It sounds is if you have a possible crack in the water supply area. if the hoses are good, tight and dry, inspect the housing base they screw into.

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