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How to fix the top transmission seal on washing machine?

Oil is leaking in washing machine and I am getting oil spots all over clothes

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your transmission is leaking or you have bearing/seal problems

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SOURCE: Oil leaked into the washing machine tub.

there is no green oil in washer ..ck/detergent/fabric softner bottle close for leaks oil leak would usually be brown or almost black in color ck around top edge of washer tub for deposits of softner/detergent

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SOURCE: whirlpool calypso washer black streaks

to all that are having a problem with these calypso washers... if you have paid for a repair then you need to check out the lawsuit... calypsosettlement.com and see if it applies to you.
but if you are getting a mark or a residue on your clothes, then look at the inner wash plate gasket, where it meets with the outer stainless steel tub. if there is a gap between the gasket and the tub then thats where the marks are coming from.
it happens alot and thats not covered by the settlement, but its not too bad to replace the inner wash plate. you need to remove the cabinet, then the tub cover and the innerwash plate dome. then 6 screws and the cover will come off.
replacing the inner wash plate will solve the stains and get you a few more years of use until you have to buy a new washer as more items may fail.

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Oil leaking in washing machine


its a common problem and if your clothes are getting oil spots on them its a term known as "wash-back",the cause is the top transmission seal is bad and letting its oil out and into the wash water,it needs replacing,very labor intensive as you need to remove both inner and outer tube and remove transmission top to replace it,its cheaper to replace the whole ****** or the machine depending on how old and its use and shape

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