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Have removed front panels. Ran the washer through the quik rinse program to isolate leak. the water valve is not leaking. The leak is up on the cabinet above the inlet valve. Left side about 8 inches from the floor. Was reviewing parts diagrams. INlet hose vacinity per parts diagram (item 37). The leak does not occur during filling or emptying of the machine. only during the wash cycle.
No, the image is the tub assembly (attached) the air inlet housing (item 23) gasket (item 27) is where the water is passing through from what I can see.
the AIR INTAKE VENT (item 23) has a gasket (item 27) that prevents water from leaking around the vent. Apparently over its 10 years of useage the gasket has become degraded and is now allowing some water to pass through.
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I ordered the item from Sears Parts Direct. Total cost including shipping was 19.73. I plan on returning the item (tried to cancel the order) as the gasket replacement wasn't necessary. It appears a form of plumbers putty is used from the factory in combination to the gasket. The gasket was fine, but the would be plumbers putty was disintegrated which was allowing the leakage.
Permatex Blue makes an outstanding semi permanent repair (if you ever need to remove the components in the future) and is much cheaper.
BE SURE THE PART YOU WANT IS NEEDED BECAUSE SEARS DOES NOT ALLOW CANCELLATIONS. I wont be referring SEARS for parts to anyone unless they are desperate.