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Leaking fluid why is my washer leaking a dark fluid?

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Hello cousinohlcj,
Welcome to Fixya,

You said, why is my washer leaking a dark fluid?
How old is your washer?
This usually means your Hydraulic fluid is leaking from the washers transmission
When fluid is leaking out of a faulty transmission a it is only a matter of time till it stops working!
Most of the time if the washer is not under warranty it is not worth replacing the transmission which runs about 350 - 400 dollars. That is why I ask the year of the washer!
Huuum, below find my advice
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Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!

Repair or replace?


When to pull the plug on your old washer


Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:


When a repair makes sense.

If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.


If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.


The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to advise you!
Huuum
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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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