Amana Washer Leak

We inherited an Amana washing machine with the house we bought five years ago. The model is LW8203W2.
This morning it started to leak. The leak is slow and appears to be coming out of the tub around the central shaft. I suspect a seal is bad or something is loose.
Any suggestions on further trouble shooting and how to determine if this is a self repair? I do a fair amount of work on my own cars but have not torn a washer apart.
Douglas
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Douglas Fifield wrote:

Hi,
I found... LW8203W2/PLW8203W2 LW8203W2B/PLW8203W2A LW8203W2B/PLW8203W2B LW8203W2-PLW8203W2A

Loose, not likely...worn out, very possible.
Something that may help... http://www.applianceaid.com/amana-wash.html#leaking
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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After reading everything I could find on the web about Amana washer leaks, and after pulling the agitator and the drive hub, I decided to bite the bullet and call in a Sear's repair guy. Everyone who posted about replacing a hub seal on these units said it was the worst job they had ever attempted. I have enough headaches already. Thanks for all who read and responded.
Douglas
On 20 Dec 2005 10:41:18 -0800, "Appliance Repair Aid"

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G'day,

It is a bear!!
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OK, decision time. First words out of the repair guy's mouth were, "How attached are you to this machine?" Bad....
The estimate is $350 US for parts and labor. A seal kit and a new bearing (he says that if the tub seal is leaking, the bearing is going to go). Two guys on the labor charge (springs take two guys apparently).
He was really trying to get me to buy a new washer. Plus, it will be a week before he has the parts to fix it. So, do I go with this, or bite the bullet and try it myself?
A couple of questions about the method. Does the washer top flip up after removing the two screws on the front underside?
The seal under the hub drive, how is that removed?
Thanks,
D.
On 20 Dec 2005 16:48:14 -0800, "Appliance Repair Aid"

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