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I have a crack in the drum

I have water leaking all over the place and i took off the back panel and noticed a crack in the drum or tub. How do i fix or do i have to replace the part? is it covered by warrenty?

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I would call up the manufacture and see what the warranty on the tub is. If its not covered, i would try to put some really good apoxy adhiesive on the crack. apoxy is some great stuff when it come to fixing leaks. i would buy the apoxy that is "putty like" It s in a tube i think. The type you have to moosh together with your hand to one soild color. Dont get the liquid kind. Its to messy...hopfuly this helps

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A sure indication was the brown junk/gookus leaking out if the rear bearing area and the belt has spewed it around in the drum that the rear bearing and seal was bad...
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Picture1 ( boot pushed inside ) Help page1 - Help page2
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