Your washing machine has a lint filter. This coarse sieve catches bits of fluff, small coins and other objects. If it gets blocked, water can remain in the machine and leaks may occur. Regular cleaning of the lint filter can help the machine run more efficiently and keep your floors from water damage.
The access hatch is usually located near the front base of your washing machine. Open the hatch, undo the filter cap and pull out the filter assembly. Remove fluff and other debris. You may find that the filter is quite blocked and in this instance leave it soak then rinse and refit.
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