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Hole in Tub leaks - LG washer - wm2688hnm

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My washer is leaking. I traced the leak to this hole in the plastic tub. post-65601-0-88841100-1321494179_thumb.j It is just below the area where the internal seal and bearings mount. Should this hole be there as a weep hole and my internal seal is damaged letting water by which I might fix by replacing the seal or is this damage to the tub and the hole needs to be plugged or the tub replaced? Any help would be appreciated. Jon

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The REAR TUB ASSY should be replaced (includes complete new bearings).

The sooner this is done---the better---to prevent additional damage to the BEARING SHAFT (which is part of the stainless tub/drum assy)

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Outer-Tub/3045ER0048B/1294932?modelNumber=WM2688HNM

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I took the tub assembly out and that hole is a weep hole. My seal protecting the bearings had rusted out and was all munched up. Thankfully the weep hole was letting out the excess water and my bearings were saved as far as I can tell. I think all I have to do is replace the seals and I should be good to go.

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Once bearings become water-contaminated---bearing failure is imminent.

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