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I have a kenmore elite front loader washing machine and the problem is that the rubber gasket ripped causing water leak

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Nothing to do there but replace it. Call sears service with your model#, serial# and date of purchase to order one.

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If water is coming through the door bellow and into the tub and not the floor, this is commonly caused by a water inlet valve that is leaking by or a pressure switch malfunction. The following link explains how to diagnose the problem to determine which one is causing your problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3753262-front_load_washer_fills_when_not_in_use

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If you have water leaking on the floor, you may also have a bellow with a rip or tear. If the bellow is leaking, it must be replaced. Pull back the rubber folds and inspect the entire perimeter around the door to be sure. If the bellow needs replaced, the following link explains how:

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

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