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Kenmore washer. leaking brown oil like substance

Kenmore washer. leaking brown oil like substance from underneath. can not pinpoint where exactly it is coming from. Then last night also started to leak a little water. 2 seperate fluids leaking now. is this a major problem? brown fluid does not leak every time washer is used.

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Oil leak can be bad, can be gearbox on top loaders / or bearing fault..

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