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My Haier XQJ50-31B splatters what looks like oil on the floor.

My washing machine seems to be splattering oil all over the floor when it spins. The colour of this (oil) went from almost black to a light brown and now the machine sounds like its rubbing when it spins. I am on a tight budget (aren't we all) and cannot really afford to have this looked at by a proffesional, I love to diy and fix alot of my appliances by trial and error, so if this sounds like something I can fix myself I would love to hear from you. Thanks Heaps, Kiri.

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SOURCE: Oil/Grease under washer machine

Nash, your unit appears to be made by Whirlpool. (Kenmore doesn't manufacture anything, they purchase from major manufacturers and put the "kenmore" name on them) If, as I suspect, it is made by Whirlpool... the top transmission seal is failed allowing small amounts of water to enter the tranny. The water, being heavier than oil, will displace the oil through the top of the tranny... out through a "weep" hole. The weep hole is not designed to allow fluid to escape, it's designed to allow air to enter and exit the transmission housing, compensating for the heat expansion and contraction of the lubricant that should be contained within. Regardless of the manufacturer, you have a main drive system failure on your hands. It'll only get worse from here. Most manufacturers put a 5 year warranty on their drive-trains, you should call them immediately. If it's over 5 years old, it's a very expensive repair.

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SOURCE: Hoover 700LB top loading washing machine

there should be a wiring diagram on board in an envelope or taped somewhere you can get one from sears too

Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: wont agitate

My washing machine fills up fine, but then when its time to start aggitating and spin's it makes like a metal on plastic grinding noise, We would like to try to fix it ourself but have no idea which part it is. Could you please HELP?

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: washing machine leaking oil

your washer has a transmission and this is what is probably leaking. You might simply need a new seal or the a new transmission. You need a good handyman or contact a repairman.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Haier XQJ50-31b and the display seems to

I tried the hairdryer solution, didn't work for me but a hot water bottle on the buttons over night did!

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SOURCE: Ink pen splattered in Kenmore front loader washer...

I would try running a few empty cycles with some oxyclean through it...

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