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Oil leaked out of the washer transmission

The washer was laid on its side when it was moved and oil leaked out of the transmission. How do I refill the transmission and what kind of oil do I use?

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This may be a bit above your skills but first unplug the machine. You will need to purchase a special tool to do this job. It is called a spanner wrench, and it removes the drive block nut securing the inner basket. Remove the agitator, by removing the cap, and loosening the bolt on the inside. Loosen (using the tool), the nut securing the drive block to the basket drive. Locate and remove the 2 screws that secure the console to the cabinet. Tilt the console backwards, and remove the 2 gold clips, and disconnect the lid switch connector. Tilt the entire cabinet forward, and off of the base. Remove the inner tub, and remove the basket drive block. Remove the clips securing the pump to the motor, but do not remove the hoses. Remove the motor clips, motor and unplug the motor wiring plug, and take the wiring clip out of the transmission. Gently, tilt the entire machine to a 45 degree angle, so that you can access the underside of the machine. Remove the 3 bolts that secure the transmission (1/2 inch). Carefully, pull the transmission out of the machine. You must remove the transmission and open the top of it and fill it with 85 or 90 weight gear oil. I suggest that you replace the clutch at the same time. The clutch is the round thing sitting no top of the transmission. The basket drive is the thing sticking out of center of the machine, with the plastic tab hanging down. Pull the basket drive out of the tube. Inspect the basket drive hub, to make sure that there is no oil on the hub. If so, make sure you clean it very well. Be as quick as possible, because oil will start leaking out of the shaft bearings since the machine is tilted, and you cannot stop it. Make sure that you use the proper spring for the brake and clutch, and then the re-assembly is the reverse of what you have done.

You may want to call a repair man!

Posted on Feb 05, 2009


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