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Leaking Washing Machine

I have removed the inner tub but can't figure out how to now remove the seals, etc. (the part right above the transmission). I have an Amana. Model LW8363W2. It's 10 years old.

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Re: Leaking Washing Machine

You need a special spanner wrench to remove the bearing/seal. you could try ordering from your parts dealer. my advice is to replace the machine, because you'll end up calling a tech and it'll cost you the price of a new machine

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I have a kleenmaid washing machine its about 30 yrs old and still runs well but it is now leaking oil from under the adjitator how do i fix it.

Sounds like the seal for the transmission is leaking oil through the seal. You will need to remove the tub or turn the machine upside down to remove the transmission and replace the seal. That is if the seal is still made.

Nov 17, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Leaking where the drive shaft meets the drum.

If that is a Speed Queen there is a seal between tub and basket that though pretty darn reliable will not last forever. If it's not the seal it is rust that has caused pinholes. The "SPEED QUEEN 356P3 SEAL KIT" is relatively cheap on ebay and should include installaton instructions. The pinholes i have repaired with PC-7 (the marine type) quite successfully. It is as likely to be rust as a seal so check for signs of it first and use a flash light from behind to make pinholes visible.

This is a big job. It requires removing the inner basket to check either scenario. I can now do one in an hour if everything goes smoothly but it never does; there is always something that turns it into a 2 hour ordeal. If you've never done it plan on it taking 4 hrs or even more.

By the way the parts on that machine (everything from those large stabilizing springs to the motor, transmission and even the switches and knobs) would likely sell on eBay. A used SQ transmission or motor will bring anywhere from $50.00 to $75.00 plus shipping. I'd start the set of springs at 99cents and watch the bidding begin. You could easilly pay for a decent used machine with the proceeds.

WARNING: the seal kit i listed above is most likely not the kit you need. You will need to know mod # etc. to find right kit for your machine.

Hope this helped and i hope you don't just trash that machine. At the very least donate it to a service man in your area.

Sep 29, 2012 | Washing Machines

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Black oil spots on white clothes after washing

your top transmission seal is leaking oil out of the transmission,and its getting forced up thru the tub seal this condition is called "back-wash" you need to remove the tubs both inner and outer to access the seal,it takes time

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Maytag Dependable LAT8824AAE. Main tub seal leaks

The part number for the mounting stem and seal kit is 6-2095720 it cost about 85 bucks retail. You will also need to buy a special maytag spanner wrench to remove the inner tub. Its NOT an easy job the inner and outer tubs and hoses all need to be removed. The seal kit comes with no instructions. If you had a service company do the job it would be probably around 250 maybe more. We charge 104.95 labor for the job. Good luck _MJ_

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I have a 1960s whirlpool washer that is leaking out of the bleach line. I was trying to figure out how to pull the drum out of the barrel.

At this point in time it might be less distructive to go shopping for a new machine. To remove the inner basket you will have to remove the tub cover which will probably not seal after removal due to errosion of the tub. With the tub cover removed, remove the agitator which will uncover the next great feat, the hub nut which requires a special wrench to remove. If you can remove the hub nut after 40 years of corrosive detergent water you may be able to remove the inner basket if it isn't ceased on the drive block.

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Leaking water from the bottom front

Use the attached video to show how to access the water pump. The water pump is leaking around the shaft. It is attached to the front of the motor.

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Water leaking out of bottom of machine, nothing clogged and found a bolt head in tub

if you found the bold head in the tub chance are that the trunion bolt has broken off and cause the tub to become unsecure from the agistatir shaft and has torn the seal below the inner tub. remove the agitator and you will see the trunion and two bolts.the tub ring has to be removed and then the inner tub has to come out in order to replace tub seal.the tub seal part number is 5303279394 it cost around 45 dollars. the screws need for the locking plate are 131192800 and they caost about 4 dollars a piece.i hope this has helped you out.let me know how things go and if you need any more help let me know.

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GE washer Model WDSR2080D5WW Transmission shaft wobbles

If you can't loosen the nut, you can break it with a hammer and a metal chisel. Tub nut is cheap. Grease on clothes = new transmission time.
By the way, after you remove the inner tub,.... you have to take the entire outer tub assembly out of the washer, flip it upside down, remove the yoke that holds the motor onto the outer tub, and pull the transmission out through the bottom of the outer tub.

Jun 11, 2009 | GE WDSR2080D Top Load Washer

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Brown stains from wash machine

Hi!!! Your tub inner seal is worn off its a seal which protects the inner tub fron the transmission..Need a new tub seal..Good luckk..

Jan 03, 2009 | Washing Machines

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My estate washing machine is leaking

YOU need to replace the "CENTER SEAL" , looks like thats the problem , no need to remove MOTOR , just the inner tub inside the BIG tub , andyoull see the SEAL.

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