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Oil leaking from washer

Have found small puddles of gold colored oil around the front legs of the top load washer, smells like gear oil, but everything seems to be working alright, no grinding noises etc. Has only happened twice in 6 months. The unit is approx 6-7 years old.

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If it smell like wd 40..your transmission is defective,,need help replacing post question,,

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