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Portable washer noisy and leaves tiny brown puddles

A little while ago my portable toploading whirlpool washer became SO noisy only during the spin cyle. And then it started leaving dark brown splashes underneath it. Kind of the colour of soy sauce. They dry quickly, and I don't think it's a leak but something is clearly broken. It runs fine, but I don't want to use it until it breaks completely. What could it be? It's not an unbalanced load because it always does it, even if I run it empty (which I did once by accident, don't drink and launder) : ) Thanks

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Re: portable washer noisy and leaves tiny brown puddles

Littlesnook, from what you're describing it sounds like the gearcase is starting to go bad. I have changed out a number of these and it is no fun. You do have a 5 year warranty on the gearcase and related parts. Labor would probably run around 130.00 bucks. Check your purchase date and the best thing to do would be to call for service. Changing out this gearcase on this model is quite a back.

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