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Oil and water leak

My 6 year old Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer has a small water leak, at the end of the cycle. The water is clean and is not coming form any of the hose connections. When I tipped the washer back to look underneath I also noticed a few drops of oil that look like they came from the transmission (I think that is what it is). I have hear the leak may be from the drum seal or maybe a small hole in the drain hose somewhere. Can the oil leak be related? Machine sounds fine when running.

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Chances are they are not related if the water is clean.These units can run quite a while dripping small amounts of oil. The drain hose is a possibility but there are other places it can leak from. Call a local tech he can run the machine with the cabinet removed and should be able to find the source of the water leak. good luck

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