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I have a whirlpool duet washer and dryer..the washer has a leak... but it's coming from a whole in the outer plastic tub that houses the wash tub right in the plastic..not in a seam or a gasket or where a tube connects.. it's a hole the size of a nail.. like the kind you hammer boards together not hang a picture..is that suppose to be there is something plugged somewhere to that is an over flow... what...?

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You might be talking about a pressure switch hose connector.
So the way to determine if that is the correct hole:
you have to find the pressure switch and find that slim hose (looks like a fuel delivery on small motors) and follow it all the way down. if it lays on the floor then this is the connection. if the hose you followed connects somewhere then obviously this hole was not meant for it. (only one option)

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SOURCE: Banging while spinning and disintegrating gasket

Most likely not the drum bearing on this one.

I believe that your inner basket support has failed. It's a common problem on 4+ year old duet washers. This is by far the most labor intensive repair that can be done on the duet washer. You will need to tear down the machine for this repair. Expect it to be a four to eight hour job depending on your level of skill.

The basket is under lifetime warranty. The new basket will come w/the basket support already attached to it. Stupid as it sounds, You can't buy the bolt-on basket support alone, You need the entire basket! wtf?

The front section of the outer tub is supposed to have a 10yr warranty. Being that the tub was damaged by the basket, They may or may not warranty the parts.

Do a search on fixya. There is a guy from MA that has a complete set of pictures and info on the rotted/broken basket support.

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one of the control valves (hot or cold) is not closing the water supply, most likely leaking so the electronics are good. one of the valves needs replacing, but if you dont want to spend the money just shut the water supply off at the water supply taps.

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This sounds like a worn bearing housing or the bearing itself has packed up,either way you would have to strip and check these and replace what is broken

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