I did not see it before but a small locator pin spot welded on the underside of the outer tub to locate the seal has broken off. This pin is about 1/4" in diameter as best as I can determine and sticks up about 5/16" from the surface. Also according to the factory the root cause of the seal leakage problem is abrasion and wear on the inside of the balance ring on the top of the tub. This unit shows that problem for about 6 or 8 inches of the ID . It is not severe but cannot be repaired.