Question about Washing Machines
My Hoover 750LA Washing Machine (new Jan 2001), has oil/grease leaking from around the agitator drive shaft, under the agitator, which is staining some washing.
Is there a replacement seal available ? Are any other parts required/recommended when replacing the seal? What would be aprox cost of parts?
Is it possible to replace the seal without completely dismantling the drive assembly?
Will appreciate your comments.
I had a Hoover 830, many years ago, it went for 15 yrs. solid. :)
Now I have a Fisher & Paykel IW 812 Intuative Washer
they are heaps nice too ... maybe time to get one of them?
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
SOURCE: Leaking washing machine
Jan, if your pump needs to be replaced, I haven't seen a step by step instruction on it so far, so I hope this will do. First Unplug the machine and remove the remaining water from inside of it.(even after the spin cycle, water remains inside the bottom of the tub, the pump and the drain hose) The easiest way to do this is using a wet /dry vac, attaching it to the end of the drain hose that goes into the wall and sucking the remaining water out. Next pull the unit forward and tilt the top of it back about 45 degrees. (when you have it tipped back far enough, the top will rest against the wall behind the machine instead of tipping forward) Remove the belt from the pulleys underneath the machine. Remove the 3 bolts holding the pump to the base of the machine. Use a pair or pliers or channel locks to remove the clamps on the hoses attached to the pump. Install the replacment pump you've purchased from a local appliance parts sttore or bought from the manufactures web site on line by reversing the process. Run a quick fill/ spinto make sure you have no leaks.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
you should be able to take the agitator out of the tub. from where you load the machine. pull it out. there should be some plastic pieces that normally flip back and forth like a rachet mechanism on teeth made into the plactic main piece.
these small plastic parts most likely have just worn out on one side to cause it to just agitate in one direction it is hard to explain how it works. these small parts are likely to be located at the top of the agitator where you may not have to take the entire agitator out. the parts will be under a center piece on top.
hope this helps....let me know. thanks
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Hello, the good news is the water is coming from the pump and is easily replaced, the bad news is if you are seeing a yellow oily substance your transmission has a leak and will go bad at some stage soon. The question here you need to ask yourself is do you want to spend $35 on a new pump when your going to need to buy a new washer? If so pull the machine out and puch it back so it leans against the wall umder it's own weight. wedge some thing underneath the washer so you can access the bottom without the washer falling on you. you will see the pump attached to the motor which is attached to the transmission. remove the 2 clips and 2 pipes from the pump, remove the pump and replace it, reassemble in reverse order, you should be able to see where the leak came from the pump at the point where the motor shaft connected to the pump. Also while you are under there look at the base of the transmission, you should see some oily residue where the transmission fluid is leaking. Hope this helps! if you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
SOURCE: Stains on clothes after washing.
This could be a couple of things
1....oil from the transmission.
this is not common so lets leave this one
2.....the use of fabric softener causes greasy marks on clothing after a while
Fabric softener reacts with soap and can form a greasy jell. it can be yellow oily color or black.
You will know if you have been using fabric softener.
Stop using it straight away.
To clean oty the machine if it were mine I would put a packet of epson salts in with hot water and let the comp[lete cycly go.
Foe awhile use the machine with caution as this may release build up of grease which can stain further clothing until it is all gone.
The make and model of the washer is needed for an accurate diagnosis.
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
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