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Oil is leaking on to clothes. I think it's coming from agitator

I have a kelvinator 2 washing machine model mwx233rbw0ne. It is leaking oil through the agitator onto the clothes. I think it is a seal but which one and where.

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It appears your tub bearin and/or tub seal has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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