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Hot Point Washing machine VBXR1060VOWW leaking gear oil. Source and repair options?

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Most likely the washer transmission will need to be replaced, that is the only part that has oil to leak out in it.

Posted on Dec 10, 2016

Testimonial: "I thought so, but wanted to hear opinions of others. Any idea of the hassle factor in replacing this? Is it worth it to do so."

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 10, 2016

    It is a huge and really expensive job, best left to a professional, just my opinion.

  • Jake LeChien
    Jake LeChien Dec 10, 2016

    I looked up the cost of the part. Does not seem to be worth doing considering the time and cost of the part.

  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 10, 2016

    I would fix it by of course I am an expert (laugh out loud)

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