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Amana ALW880QAC is leaking at bottom of tub

The washer suddenly started leaking . I inspected, and can see water seeping out the bottom of the tub where the drive hub attaches. It seeps out and down the stem onto the place where the stem widens out. The water sits there until the spin cycle, at which time it get s flung off the hub assembly.
Is there a reasonable fix?

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That is a pricey repair.not an easy repair.your best bet is to buy a new machine.

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  • Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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