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front loader maytag washer is leaking water.model number is

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front loader maytag washer is leaking water.model number is XXXXX seal around the inner door has been replaced so has the inner door.i noticed that after three loads of washing,water begins to leaks from the front door.i've taken the front cover off and let the machine was without any clothes in it and noticed the bottom of the inner seal for the front door accummulated water--please help and thank you.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

is it leaking between the rubber and the door itself?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes,between the seal and inner door
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
who replaced the seal and how long ago?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i personnally replaced the seal and inner door--bought parts at local parts store with model numbers--just a week now.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
did it leak from the beginning as soon as you replaced it?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no after about the third load the it start to leaks and won't stop leaking afterward during the was cycled.during the wash cycle,large amount of water is accummulated at the bottom of the inner seal at the drainage pipe leading to the dump pump.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
the pipe has to be clogged, this should drain off water from the boot.

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in the center boot is what you are talking about?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i've cleaned the pipe during installation of the new inner seal---yes the center boot is what i'm talking about.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
when you say you replace the inner door are you talking about the glass part?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no the inner white plastic door
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok, the door latch isn't closing the door tight enough, its either this,

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or the door latch assembly itself,

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when this locks its suppose to pull in tight. thats the only reason I can see. check the lock latch assembly, if you hold the door in tight dose it stop leaking?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

me holding door tight does not stop the leak

Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
are you sure you have the clamp and spring tight that hold the boot? the boot isn't twisted ? unfortunately the service sight is down right now and I cant get in to look at the remedy, if you can wait till tomorrow it should be back up.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
clamps are tight and hoses aren't twisted and boot isn't twisted either.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok can I get back to you tomorrow, ? I want to see what the service manual says but its down.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
ok bryan--thanks in advance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
no problem I'll look into this as soon as the sight that we get our manuals through(Maytag) come back on line, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
what controls how much water is to enter the tub during a wash cycle?i notices today that during the was cycle,too much water is allowe into the tub causing the bottom of the inner seal to expand.i'm sorry for not answering sooner--have been at work.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

the water level control is what controls how much water goes in, if this is bad then thats causing your problem,

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

i checked and blew threw the sensor and applied light vacuum by using my mouth and unit seem to be working correctly--i hope you are right for my sakes.

Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
thats great hopefully it was just clogged a bit, thanks Bryan