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What is the cost to replace a seal in my washer's transmission

There is grease and oil on the floor under my washing machine

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How old is it and would you rather have a different unit. Usually labor and the few special tools needed to perform that task is not cost effective. Be cautious for the springs and preloaded units can let loose and HURT you. Plus why did the seal go out? If there is a bur or a bearing that needs replacing also? Check out the costs. Thats two good reasons to replace than fix. Otherwise if you can find a unit for parts that might work out. Remember this is becomimg a throw away society.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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SOURCE: Oil/Grease under washer machine

Nash, your unit appears to be made by Whirlpool. (Kenmore doesn't manufacture anything, they purchase from major manufacturers and put the "kenmore" name on them) If, as I suspect, it is made by Whirlpool... the top transmission seal is failed allowing small amounts of water to enter the tranny. The water, being heavier than oil, will displace the oil through the top of the tranny... out through a "weep" hole. The weep hole is not designed to allow fluid to escape, it's designed to allow air to enter and exit the transmission housing, compensating for the heat expansion and contraction of the lubricant that should be contained within. Regardless of the manufacturer, you have a main drive system failure on your hands. It'll only get worse from here. Most manufacturers put a 5 year warranty on their drive-trains, you should call them immediately. If it's over 5 years old, it's a very expensive repair.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Grease or oil on floor under washer

try putting a new coupler in it its between the motor an the transmission

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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Thank tou very much you were of great help.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Found oil and grease under washing machine. Makes loud noise when on spin cycle.

The oil and grease is probably from the transmission and yes you might be able to replace it. Get your make andmodel number and go to www.repairclinic.com. It is a very good site for finding pictures and parts of appliances. The parts are as cheap as you will find them. If the oil/grease is from the transmission, it will eventually fail. Fix it now or fix it later. Your choice.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: oil marks on my clothes after washing

It could be an indication that the main bearings are failing, or it could be an effect known as grease balling.
This is caused by washing at too low a temperature, or not using enough powder, or using the wrong type of powder.
If it is the bearings, then I would expect it to be getting noisy, particularly on the spin cycle.
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