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 Posted: Sat Feb 27th, 2010 02:50 pm
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I have an 8 year old Kenmore Elite Model 970 C40062-00 front loading washer that is leaking about a cup of water on the spin cycle.  I had a look underneath and think I identified the location.  Seems to be leaking right at one of the bolts that holds the two pieces together.  I tried a gentle tightening of the bolts around that I could reach but that has not helped.

Repair guy says likely $300 to fix.

Any alternatives before I get a new washer?

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Take them 3 screws from the bottom and remove the kick plate, then do a mini-wash and look fer leaks. Might just be a loose hose.



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If the 'repair guy' says $300 to fix  what did he find ??

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I can see where the leak is.  I assume there is a gasket of some sort between the parts of the drum.  The $300 was an over-the-phone estimate based on my description of the problem.  It isn't a leaking hose. 

I'm considering just plastering it with silicone and waiting for it to seep through again.

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Silicon ain't gonna work from the out side...major repair job...$300 sounds reasonable unless you want to attempt the repair yourself.



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