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I get oil stains on some items of clothing in each wash. I've tried discontinuing use of fabric softener as suggested by Sears, and I've also tried several loads of CLR to clean any grime or rust build up. After that I was told its probably the transmission leaking fluid. How much does this type of repair cost (its a 7 year old kenmore 80 series) ?

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If this is a front loader, it is the bearings on the tub shaft. I just replaced a set on my front loader for the 2nd time. It is not a real easy fix but mine cost only cost 25.00 for the 2 bearings and seal. Not from Sears.

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