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I have an Amana Washing machine model LW8203W. It leaks after washing. I removed a side panel and determined that the hoses and connections were good. The leak seems to be coming from the area of the pump. There is water and some greasy black residue present. My questions are, 1. Can I purchase a pump seperate from the motor. 2. How far down do I have to strip the machine to get to the pump. Thanks, Ken Winter

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Pump is available separately.  should run you around 40 dollars or so.  only a couple of screws holding it on plus the 2 hose clamps.  keep bucket ready for when you disconnect the hoses. always water left in there.  make sure you put the hoses back on the port they came off of or get ready to do the backstroke..

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