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Machine leaks a yellow thick consistency liquid from the bottom. Is it oil or transmission fluid or what?How do I fix it? The repair man ignored this problem.

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Re: Machine leaks a yellow thick consistency liquid from...

Yes, it's oil from the transmission gear box. I'm sorry he ignored this and didn't offer to suggest its repair. Now before getting repair, I recommend pricing the repair before you make a decision. The gear box may last a while but during the time it may make a big mess. I'm not trying to make your decision for you, but this time at least you hold the cards on the final decision, Hope this helps, Sea Breeze

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