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20 year old washing machine leaks

This washer has worked beautifully since we got it 20 years ago. In the last week I run 2 loads and when I come out to put it in the dryer - there is water all over the floor. I think it's coming out when the washer is draining. What do you guys think? Should I chalk it up and buy a new washer, or is there something I should look at before I go out and shop. I'd rather not call a repairman, since I don't make that much money. Any help would be appreciated.

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The tank is hooked to the pump and the pump to the drain hose, by flexible rubber couplings.
Try those couplings to see if they have deteriorated, they are cheaper to replace than to buy a new washer ort get a service man

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