I have an older washing maching, a Hotpoint 6 cycle heavy duty high capacity (I see a label with WLW3400, which I assume is the model number).

It is leaking and I am trying to discern the source. I have verified that is neither the input hoses nor the discharge hose (I was initially guessing the latter).

Other than a pinhole in the drum (which seems unlikely; it doesn't seem to leak until it well into the wash; I would think a drum hole would cause leakage very quickly... unless it's very high, I guess), what other sources of leaks could there be?

I did find this thread: Why does my washing machine leak only during the spin cycle? which mentions a belt, although it doesn't explain how water can leak from a belt being loose (I can certainly imagine other problems, and the machine does have some vibration issues at times).

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    Have you tried removing the panels and just watching it run? – longneck Jun 10 '13 at 15:16
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    There's several hose connections inside the machine, as well as other components that can leak. There's a good chance that by removing the panels, you will see evidence of leakage without even the need to run the machine. – bcworkz Jun 10 '13 at 16:47

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