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It's draining water out of the bottom of the machine. I can't even get the bottom panel off of the machine.

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If built as most, access to the innards will be through the back of the machine.
Remove the AC plug, disconnect hoses and drop them into a bucket or similar, remove the lower back panel.
The leak is with fair certainty from failed seals on the pump. Most pumps are a cheap, milky plastic, housing and this will need to be replaced. you can easily identify it by following hoses. There is a remote possibility that the water control valve assembly is cracked so once open, check the area (and valve) where the hoses are attached in the rear of the machine.
If you have a Johnstone Supply outlet in your area, you can save 1/3 - 1/2 of the dealer's cost buying through them. They call themselves 'wholesale' but they have never refused my business. Have your make and model number in hand when you call and they can tell you if available (rarely not) and how much. I expect the cost will be <$25 US.
Difficulty of replacement varies by machine but does not require a college degree.

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