Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
There is grease and oil on the floor under my washing machine
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
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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.
Hope this helps.
Please rate my solution.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
Testimonial: "great help thanks very much. this could save a lot of money and work."
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 21, 2016 | Amana 3.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer
Apr 28, 2012 | Hoover Washing Machines
Oct 13, 2009 | Maytag LAT3600A Top Load Washer
Aug 18, 2009 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer
Jul 19, 2009 | Washing Machines
Jul 13, 2009 | GE WPRB8050D Top Load Washer
May 24, 2009 | Washing Machines
Dec 10, 2007 | Kenmore 94802 Front Load Stacked Washer /...
70 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!