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Liquidate your loan
One of the great advantages Alchemix loans bring is that there is always a way to exit your position, even if you don’t have funds in your wallet to make a repayment.
The liquidate function allows you to use your deposited collateral as a source of funds to repay your debt. Alchemix loans are always overcollateralized, meaning there are always enough funds in your account to cover your debt and allow you to exit.
To liquidate the alETH loan on this account we’ll open the liquidate dialog and choose the alETH from the first drop down. Since our deposit was made in WETH we’ll accept the default WETH in the second drop down.
Select the debt you'd like to pay off
We want to liquidate all of the loan so let’s choose ‘max’ in the input box.
As alETH is pegged to ETH there will be minor discrepancy in their value. To enable users to limit the effect of any slippage you can choose your preferred slippage tolerance here.
Once you’re happy with the liquidation parameters press liquidate.
Now that we’ve liquidated our loan, our deposit is available to withdraw so let’s look at that in the next video.