Hello, I am looking at a used Kenmore washer to purchase but the owner has said it leaks a little from the front door. Is this leak likely from the door boot seal or is it possible it's from a less expensive problem?
Answer Vanessa, it could be as simple as the owner using too much or the wrong type of detergent, and you won't need any parts at all. It could also be that the washer may be overfilling, the water level in the tub(empty) should be 3 to 4 inches deep) 1/2 inch or more water could cause the door to leak slightly. In that case you would need to check the water pressure switch and air tube for possible debris in the hose. Then check the door boot/bellows for debris and possibly being out of alignment or partially off of the flange on the front panel from improper loading/unloading of the washer.