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Oil leak I was transporting my washer/dryer on a trailer with the machine laid on its side. When I went to unload it there was a small puddle of oil below the transmission unit. Wondering where it came from and if I should top off the oil level and how do I do it? Thanks for any help, Bob

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Re: oil leak

A small amount is not serious. There is no good way of adding oil to the transmission unless you want to take the top off the transmission.

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Just want to know if its ok to lay my new washer on its side for 7 to 10 days while I transport it in my van its still in the box

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