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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 PM
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Model Number: LTF2940FE0   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have a Frigidaire front load washer modelnumber LTF2940FE0. There is water running out of what appears to be a drain holeat the front of the tub all the way down at the bottom. I removed the front clamp from the doorgasket so I could inspect beneath the gasket but it is completely dry. The water starts to leak from the drain holewhen the water level in the drum reaches about 2 inches. Where is that water coming from?


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Old 01-31-2013, 04:49 PM
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Hello,

Open the door and carefully inspect the bellows for any cracks.

Remove the bottom access panel and observe everything while the washer is running a load.

Post the results.

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Thank you for the quick reply Gene. With the access panel removed and the washer running through a cycle, the water is running out the drain hole I described in my post, at the extreme front and the extreme bottom of the tub. I inspected the bellows for cracks or tears, and I removed the front bellows clamp and peeled the bellows away from the front panel.. dry as a bone underneath. Unfortunately there isn't enough detail in the parts diagram to see the drain hole in the tub that I am talking about.
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Did you mean the hole in the outer tub where the drain hose (#41 at the diagram) is connected to?

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No, the hole for the drain hose is off to the right and set back a few inches. This is bottom dead center, at the extreme front of the tub. And there is what appears to be a channel molded into the bottom of the tub, running along its centerline from rear to front and terminating at this hole.
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Can you post a picture of it? It might help.

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Here are three shots, Gene. In No 1, I am pointing at the hole that the water is coming out of. The other two shots show the hole at different angles and also the channel leading up to the hole.
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Looks like the front half of the outer tub is leaking. The correction is to replace the front shell.

- The front shell Part number: 134362000

Part number: 134362000


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Groannnn.. that does look like more fun than I was hoping to have with this. I do appreciate your help Gene,
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You are welcome. Yes, this repair is not a simple one.

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