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1985 Maytag washer in leaking water when filling. Water is going outside of tub. How do we get the cover off the machine so that we can reattach the hose

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Go here for information about taking apart a washing machine.
It may be that the leak is not from a hose that came loose.
It may be a leaking pump etc.

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