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Washing machine stains clothes

Hotpoint washing machine mod#VWSR4150B0. When washing a small, ex. 2 pair of pants, the clothes come out with stains all over them. It looks like grease that has been slung all over the clothes.
This problem does not happen when the washer has a full load.
The adgitator, I've noticed, seems to be a bit wobbaly. This is just a theory, but I think that, grease is being slung out of the shaft the adgitator spins on during the spin cycle. Is this a simple, inexpensive fix? Or should I just get a new washing machine since this one is about 17-18 years old?

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You can pull the agitator straight up and off to check if there is any grease / oil on the bottom of it. You may have to use a belt or similar item to slip under the agitator and attach the other end to a broom handle to pull up if it is difficult to remove. If there is grease / oil, it is not very easy or inexpensive to repair. The average life of a washer is about 9 years, so this one doesn't owe you anything. I'd look into a new front load unit which uses much less water and spins clothes out at 2X or more the RPM's of your current machine. Please don't rate this solution as anything but a FixYa rating will lower my overall score. Thanks.

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