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Transmission noise I have a GE wwA8995S washer. Transmission is noisy and I found oil leaking. Thank you for your solution

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  • tyspol Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks a lot for helping me with this. I don't want to seem annoying with the same thing, but I would like you to tell me the origin of this "clink" noise when the machine runs in washing mode. Thanks again

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Washers normally don't have much grease in them at all....the transmission is full of oil....which on GE washers often gets dumped onto the floor.Remove power, tilt the washer back and check on/around/near the large center pulley under the tranny....often the belt and pulley throw the oil around inside the cabinet.
Some of the oils they use are a synthetic oil....acts a little diff than some other oils....sometimes if water gets into the tranny the oil can change foamy or black due to the moisture.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 11, 2009

    hope this helps pls do let me know if you have further problem on this .pls appreciate by rating as fixyaa.thanks and Godbless

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