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    Default Leaking outer tub

    Model - TAWS700EQ1 Roper

    Plastic outert ub has a crack with a slight leak. Did a search and came up with some adhesive for these situations. Is there a reliable way to fix these plastic tubs?

    J-B Weld SteelStik steal reinforced Epoxy? Saw it reccomnended.
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    Using epoxy meant for plastic can temporarily fix a crack in the washer tub. Work it into the crack for a better seal as well as placing a generous layer on the top. Allow the epoxy to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions before you use your washing machine. Another alternative is to use repair tape meant for plastic.

    Leaking outer tub-adhesive-ss218-01345209-jpg Outer tub repair kit "Slap Stix"

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    Temporary? So this is not a reliable way to fix this?
    This is one of those machines that does not want to give the inner tub up, so I can get to the top of the crack in the outer tub.
    I see videos of people working the tub back and forth to get it to break loose. I have no luck with that because everything moves with the tub as I work it back and forth and up and down.

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    So this is not a reliable way to fix this?
    Correct.

    This is one of those machines that does not want to give the inner tub up, so I can get to the top of the crack in the outer tub. I see videos of people working the tub back and forth to get it to break loose. I have no luck with that because everything moves with the tub as I work it back and forth and up and down.
    Stand in the tub and rock/stomp back and forth.

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    I will try that. May let it soak with something a little more.

    Couple of guys in another forum been telling me how easy these are to get out. They don't seem to get it that this is not my first one to deal with.
    If I get it out, should I attempt to fix it? Have my doubts from what many are saying about fixing this plastic. That and the location of the crack.
    I had another outer tub and wanted to see how a little welding would work with a soldering iron. I cut a place in as an experiment with a jig saw with a fine blade. The plastic cracked ahead of the cut.

    I said it is a shame I can't drill a hole at each end of the crack then weld it and use some epoxy on it. Don't think that is possible in this situation.

    I will definitely try what you are saying. I can see that maybe working.

    My thought was to cover the crack on both sides with a bigger piece of the same type plastic from another outer tub and epoxy.

    But the most reliable way seems to be to get another tub. May do that.
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    Mission accomplished!

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    I said it is a shame I can't drill a hole at each end of the crack
    That's what we do to refrigerator liner cracks....drill a small hole at both ends to prevent the crack from going any further.

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    I'm guessing that liner might not move as much as a washer tub.
    Besides, I think this crack started at one of the fin like pieces on the bottom of the tub. I had wanted to try and patch it with a piece of the same material much bigger that the crack on both sides and use epoxy. The general thinking seems to be these can't be reliably fixed.

    Whats your thinking on this Jeff? I do think I have found a tub, but still curious about this situation.

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    The general thinking seems to be these can't be reliably fixed.
    Me too.

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    I got another one. Now if I can only get it removed fromt he base without breaking it. Have a couple of the screws soaking now.

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