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Agitator was screeching, now there is grease/oil stains on clothes

My machine was making screeching noise when agitating. Last night when the load finished, there were several oil/grease stains on the clothes. And there are still stains on the bottom of the drum.

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  • jdufault Jun 02, 2009

    Thank you.  I've been searching for a free service manual, do you know where I can find one online.

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Main seal and bearing have gone bad and needs to be replaced

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    Jeremy Reddick Jun 02, 2009

    What is the make and model I would be happy to look for one for you. Or you can just go to the makers website

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Seems to bee grease getting in from sum where as


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