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Your vent hole on your gear casing is clogged so the oil leaks out

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How do I fix my hover 730 washing machine that's spraying out little drops of oil.

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the most likely cause if the oil looks like motor oil that you put in your car but only thicker,is that it is leaking from the transmission which is very common in ge washers the oil is in the transmission to lube the gears which make the machine agitate
to be sure you could remove the front panel and would see alot of oil in the base frame
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I am finding oil under my washer.

your transmissions lower oil seal is leaking and needs to be replaced,if the top seal goes,you will start to see oil droplets on your clothes when washed and this is called "wash-back"

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It stops working after the wash will not drain, or spin just a beeps and blinks error brand new machine used 10 times only so far What do I do???

Remove the panel under the door by removing the three screws from under the bottom lip, Behind this panel you will see the drain filter (looks like gas cap on a car) Unscrew this cap and clear any debris from the filter. This should clear the problem.

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Oil spill under washing machine

Sorry, this could be bad. The transmission might have blown a seal. It's a big job to fix, if this is the problem. It might be time to consider replacing the machine.


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If there is oil leaking out, you may have a leaking gearbox.
There is nothing you can do about that but replace the gearbox.
Here is a website link for parts.

you can copy and paste this in your web search window

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