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Do all washing machines leak through the front door if loaded incorrectly?
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We got a “new” (ex-display unused) washer-dryer. I noticed a small amount of water leaking from front door during use. It was going full pelt and the door, while definitely locked, was moving in-and-out.
I Googled it and it seems that overloading and adding too much detergent are common culprits for this but aren't the doors completely watertight? We had put too much detergent in in this instance but how does this cause a leak if the door is watertight. Anyway, we did a couple more washes with the correct detergent and they were fine but it happened again today. The drum was about 75%-80% full. Could this have caused it?
It was a small amount of water, but still, I am concerned about this being a new machine and wondered if this is normal or should I contact the supplier as it is still well under warranty. I think I will contact them anyway but am just trying to learn a bit about it before I do so.
Our previous washing machine was a workhorse and we almost certainly loaded that incorrectly at times and never had a single problem with it and we got this one as it is the same make.
P.S. While we're on the subject of washing machines, does the rubber hose that supplies the water and the plastic hose that drains the water need replacing at given intervals?
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