Cracked Plastic Outer Tub in Maytag Washer

I have a three year old Maytag Washer which developed a water leak. After removing the front panel, I tracked the leak to a vertical crack on the plastic outer tub. Can this be fixed with some type of epoxy or should I just buy a new washer? Thx
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What is the model number. There was a recall on Maytag MAH9700 models. Even if that is not yours, I think it would be worth a call to the company before replacing a machine that is only three years old.
MaryL
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jay wrote:

The epoxy will just fall apart after a few cycles, especially if you use a strong detergent like Tide. (I know this from experience, sigh.) I would contact Maytag and complain about this---a three-year old washer should not be giving you this sort of trouble. I am in the process of getting rid of my Maytag, which lasted 10 years but in the meantime gave me nothing but grief. The company has gone downhill IMO, and I won't buy Maytag again.
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jay wrote:

You need to identify the plastic: www.urethanesupply.com/identify.html
This web site also has extensive information about repairing plastics
Epoxy rarely works well on plastic, except for bakelite and polyester, and your tub is definitely not made of either. With many types of plastic can be repaired well only with solvent or heat welding.
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It's been a little over a year since I was selling Maytag washers, but I believe the outer tub was warranteed for something like 10yrs at least. Of course the labor on Maytag was only covered like two years, I believe.
Tom G
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IMHO had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Cracked-Plastic-Outer-Tub-in-Maytag-Washer-143180-.htm :
jay wrote:

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I fixed a 3 inch hole in a Maytag outer tub using a "Water Weld" product manufactured by J B Weld. Found it at a major Auto Parts Store. It's a putty that hardens like and permanently seals like a weld. It adheres to wet surfaces and hardens in 20 minutes. It can be used to permanently seal gas tanks, transmission leaks and water tanks. I had to fabricate a patch to fit the shape of the tub and cover the hole, it adhered to the plastic tub and hasn't leaked a drop since. The repair cost me a very small fraction of the cost replacing the outer tub.
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