If this is a Whirpool toploader and it is leaking from the front, this is commonly caused by a damaged drain pump. These pumps are sealed units and are not serviceable. So, if it IS leaking, the pump must be replaced. The following link explains how:
Of course, the real determination will be exposing the internal components of the washer to get a better view. The link provided has all the steps required for removing the washer casing to expose the internal components. This will give you a better idea in determing where exactly the source of the leak may be coming from.
Run a small amount of water in the tub before you unplug the lid switch connector. The washer will not run with the lid switch disconnected, so you will need some water in the tub to see where your leak may be.
The drain pump is located in the front of the washer directly below the wash tub. Check the drain hose connections and the pump housing. As stated before, if the pump is leaking it must be replaced. Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:
Check the wash tub for any cracks as well, followed by a check under the center potion of the tub. If the leak is along the wash tub any where, the tub may have to replaced. If the leak is coming from UNDER the tub, you may have a leaky tub seal. These repairs are not difficult, but are labor intensive. We'll cross that bridge if needed.
Read through the link and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.