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Oil on floor underneath washer

I have a little oil or grease on the floor under my washing machine and was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this?

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Re: oil on floor underneath washer

Jeffnew The oil which you see on the floor is coming from the gear case. The gear case is not repairable and it has to be replaced. If your washer is less than 1 year old do not wait and call Whirlpool - it is under full warranty. If your washer is between 1 to 5 years old, then the part is still under limited manufacturer warranty but you are liable for any trip and labor charges. It could be much over $200.00. If you are handy and willing to save money, you can buy the part for less than $150.00 and replace it yourself. In that case, I can find the best deal for you and help you with step by step instructions. back

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