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Whirlpool Washing Machine Leak From Thermistor Seal?

Postby elminio » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:14 pm


My Whirlpool washing machine (7.5 years old) started leaking from the start of a wash during the first few minutes. I opened the back and found the leak coming from a black washer part which is connected to the electrical, as shown in the picture (circled in red).

The black washer was sticking out slightly, I pushed it back in and the leak seemed to slow down. Please can someone help me identify what part this is and what do I need to do to fix the leak? Is this the thermistor seal?

I am not familiar with the various parts at the back of the washer, but the seal pulls out very easily, and it seems weird to me that there is this black seal alone is supposed to be plugging the hole with nothing else to secure it?
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