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We have noticed oil on the floor under our 9 month old top loading washer.

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May have a bad transmission seal need to remove cabinet and check closer

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The gear case you are referring to is actually the transmission, and yes this is not a good sign. The seal has gone out. its usually cheaper to get another washer than repairing the old one. However if you would rather repair this one then i would try to shop around and find the best bargain.

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